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Friday, December 15, 2023

Terraform VMware Cloud Director Supplier v3.11.0

Terraform VMware Cloud Director Supplier v3.11.0 is offered now, including assist for VMware Cloud Director 10.5.1 and dropping compatibility with 10.3, in addition to introducing many new options and enhancements.

Including assist for Container Service Extension (CSE) 4.1

This new model of the supplier updates each the set up information and the cluster administration information to mirror the brand new parts which are required for purchasers to start out utilizing CSE 4.1, similar to the brand new information supply vcd_rde_behavior_invocation.
This information supply is used to invoke the Runtime Outlined Entity Habits that permits to retrieve the Kubeconfig of the provisioned Kubernetes clusters.

All of the examples that had been offered in earlier releases have been upgraded with the brand new info and assets from v3.11.0.

Extending the Runtime Outlined Entity (RDE) framework with new capabilities

This launch features a new information supply and several other enhancements of the prevailing RDE assets and information sources:

  • Customers can now automate RDE Habits invocation with the brand new vcd_rde_behavior_invocation information supply, which invokes an current Habits (outlined with both vcd_rde_interface_behavior or vcd_rde_type_behavior) and saves the end result into Terraform state.
  • The present rde_type useful resource and information supply now assist Habits hooks with the brand new hook blocks, that enable to routinely invoke Behaviors on sure RDE lifecycle occasions.
  • The vcd_rde useful resource and information supply now assist metadata with the brand new metadata_entry blocks.

This launch additionally contains a number of enhancements on RDE assets and information sources you can test within the venture’s changelog.

NSX-T Phase Profiles get full assist in v3.11.0

Terraform VCD Supplier v3.11 will get a bundle of assets and information sources to handle NSX-T Phase Profiles. Here’s a full structure of what’s obtainable:

5 new wealthy information sources that not solely enable customers to lookup IDs for referencing functions, but additionally expose each configuration side for every kind of Phase Profile:

Going additional, a brand new useful resource vcd_nsxt_segment_profile_template is offered to construct VCD Phase Profile Templates utilizing the above talked about information sources.

And at last, 3 new assets that may set default Phase Profiles at completely different layers of VCD infrastructure:

Observe: every of the lower-level useful resource can override the higher-level configuration.

Useful resource and information supply vcd_nsxt_edgegateway proceed to develop and this launch provides assist for Phase Backed Exterior Community configuration by way of new configuration block

IP Area assist enhancements

  • Useful resource and information supply vcd_ip_space now assist NAT and Firewall creation configuration utilizing fields default_firewall_rule_creation_enabled,
    default_no_snat_rule_creation_enabled, default_snat_rule_creation_enabled.
  • vcd_ip_space_ip_allocation provides new discipline worth for allocating a person specified IP or Prefix on VCD 10.4.2+.

New experimental options: vGPU Insurance policies and improved Terraform Imports

This launch provides a brand new useful resource, vcd_vm_vgpu_policy, and two information sources, vcd_vm_vgpu_policy and vcd_vgpu_profile, to create, handle and devour vGPU Insurance policies.

It additionally provides assist for the experimental Config-driven Import function. This considerably eases importing of current VCD environments into Terraform administration by automating era of HCL configuration information. There may be a brand new information on easy methods to use this function preview (requires Terraform v1.5.0+).

Supplier-side enhancements

Terraform VCD Supplier v3.11 provides new enhancements to the Supplier tooling set:

  • A brand new useful resource and information supply vcd_network_pool to handle Community Swimming pools.
  • The present vcd_provider_vdc helps metadata administration with the metadata_entry blocks.

vApp and VM enhancements

This launch additionally introduces new options to the already current vcd_vm and vcd_vapp_vm assets and information sources:

  • Added assist for the metadata that’s auto-generated in standalone VMs and vApp VMs in VCD 10.5.1+, with the brand new inherited_metadata map. The entries
    saved there give details about the origin of the VM.
  • Added choice to specify Boot Firmware (BIOS/EFI) and Safe Boot (VCD 10.4.1+) within the boot_options block of those assets.
  • Added Lease settings for vcd_catalog_vapp_template with the lease block, the place customers can specify how lengthy the vApp Template is offered earlier than being routinely deleted or marked as expired.

Listing of latest assets and information sources

  • 8 new assets:
  • 14 new information sources:

There are extra options and enhancements, which you’ll be able to see within the venture’s changelog.
And, as at all times, we’re awaiting your suggestions and strategies in GitHub Points and #vcd-terraform-dev Slack channel (vmwarecode.slack.com).

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