Implementing the Developer Ready Infrastructure for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution includes configuring vCenter Server and NSX and activating vSphere with Tanzu.

To implement and configure developer ready infrastructure, two alternative methods exist. You can use the user interface of each component in the solution or you can use the open-source PowerShell cmdlets. You can directly reuse the PowerShell commands by replacing the provided sample values with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

This guidance provides a prescriptive path for deploying vSphere with Tanzu, Tanzu Kubernetes clusters using the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service, and sample Kubernetes applications in a VI workload domain. For more information on other deployment options and configurations, read the vSphere with Tanzu Configuration and Management guide. See the vSphere with Tanzu product documentation on the vSphere documentation page.

Prerequisites

To complete the implementation of Developer Ready Infrastructure for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution, verify that your system fulfills the following prerequisites.

Table 1. Prerequisites for Implementation of Developer Ready Infrastructure for VMware Cloud Foundation

Category

Prerequisite

Environment

Active Directory

  • Verify that Active Directory Domain Controllers are available in the environment.

  • Verify that the required service accounts are created in Active Directory.

  • Verify that the required security groups are created in Active Directory.

Certificate Authority

If you want to use the open-source infrastructure-as-code method for the implementation and configuration of the Developer Ready Infrastructure for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution, verify that your system fulfills the following prerequisites.

Table 2. Prerequisites for CLI Implementation of Developer Ready Infrastructure for VMware Cloud Foundation

CLI Method

Prerequisite

PowerShell

  • Verify that your system has PowerShell Core 7.2 or later installed. See Microsoft PowerShell.

  • Install the PowerValidatedSolutions PowerShell module together with the supporting modules from the PowerShell Gallery by running the following commands.
    Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -MinimumVersion 13.1.0
    Install-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin -MinimumVersion 1.3.9
    Install-Module -Name ImportExcel -MinimumVersion 7.8.5
    Install-Module -Name PowerVCF -MinimumVersion 2.4.0
    Install-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 2.8.0
  • Import the PowerValidatedSolutions and the PowerCLI PowerShell modules by running the following commands.
    Import-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -MinimumVersion 13.1.0
    Import-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 2.8.0
Note:

To report issues, obtain support, or suggest enhancements to the open-source PowerShell Module, use GitHub Issues in the GitHub repository.