I’ve finally gotten around to upgrading the vRLI Configuration Management and Audit Tool to handle the full deployment process as well as clustering! Let’s take it for a spin to see what the new features allow us to do!
1. First we need to deploy the vRLI VMs from OVA that can be downloaded from my.vmware.com. Once they have been fully booted and you see them serving the following webpage we can start. You can close your browser at this point; nothing is required here other than we are checking to make sure that they are fully booted.
2. The tool uses a JSON configuration file that you can see a sample of by running the program with a “-d” flag or browsing the first part of the Python (my recommended approach). You can also generate a simplified version by calling the wizard using a “-b” flag. For now, I’m going to create my configuration file based on the sample in the documentation with a single Master Node under the “fqdn” key and 2 Secondary Nodes under the “nodes” key in my JSON file. This means that when the script is done I will have a new, 3 node vRLI Cluster.
Let’s kick off the program and tell it to use my configuration file by running:
python li-json-api.py -f ctest.json -r
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