With the VMware Blockchain Orchestrator appliance, you can deploy VMware Blockchain nodes on your on-premises vSphere environment.

VMware Blockchain Orchestrator provides schema files that include the definitions of all the available properties that you can manually configure to deploy VMware Blockchain nodes. You must create the infrastructure and deployment descriptor files. The infrastructure descriptor file includes definitions such as vSphere and networking configuration information. The deployment descriptor file contains definitions such as the number of Replica and Client node IP addresses and the type of blockchain. Set the actual parameter values applicable to your deployment in these files. The VMware Blockchain Orchestrator uses the values in the descriptor files to provision the VMware Blockchain nodes.

You must designate a consortium name in the deployment schema and deploy Replica, Client, and optionally Full Copy Client nodes. A consortium provides a public ledger and operates under group governance instead of an entity. The consortium supports organizational collaboration and security against the existence of rogue actors.

The VMware Blockchain Orchestrator provides the framework to deploy the Replica, Full Copy Client, and Client nodes securely.

As a preemptive measure to avoid errors during a transaction, validate the following core components' status.

  • Replica nodes

  • Client nodes

If you deployed Full Copy Client nodes, then validate that these nodes are working correctly.