NSX-T Federation (Local Egress Using Tier 0 Active-Active, All Locations Primary)

NSX-T Federation Local Egress Using Tier 0 Active-Active, All Locations Primary This is a follow up to my earlier post on NSX-T Federation. This design uses Local Egress similar to the Local Egress feature in NSX-V. One has to note that if there are firewalls upstream to Tier 0 Gateway in both the locations, then … Continue reading NSX-T Federation (Local Egress Using Tier 0 Active-Active, All Locations Primary)

Federation in NSX-T 3.0

NSX-T Federation With the release of VMware NSX-T 3.0, there is now support for Federation in NSX-T With Federation: - You are able to scale NSX-T deployments by having NSX-T Manager cluster at each location, NSX-T manager at each location can possibly integrate with multiple vcenters present locally. - Each location has Local NSX-T Manager … Continue reading Federation in NSX-T 3.0

NSX-T Multi Site

NSX-T Multi Site NSX T Multi Site Topology The above topology is for NSX-T Multi Site.1. There are two Tier 0 Gateways provisioned.One Tier 0 Gateway is in Primary Site.The other Tier 0 Gateway is in DR site.2. There is one DR only Tier 1 Gateway to which segments are connected.Workload VMs are connected to … Continue reading NSX-T Multi Site

Load Balancing in NSX-T

Load Balancing in NSX T Reference: NSX T 2.5 Installation Guide NSX T 2.5 Admin Guide This post covers the configuration required to use load balancer which is a native feature in NSX-T. Pre requisites before configuring load balancer: 1. NSX T Manager Cluster should be deployed 2. Transport zones should be defined. 3. Uplink … Continue reading Load Balancing in NSX-T

Connecting NSX-T Tier 0 Gateway to another Tier 0 Gateway

Connecting NSX-T Tier 0 Gateway to another Tier 0 Gateway Reference : NSX-T Design Guide A Tier 0 Gateway is typically required to connect to the physical network. A Tier 1 Gateway in NSX-T does not connect to the physical network directly. Segments to which workloads are attached are connected to Tier 1 Gateways. Tier … Continue reading Connecting NSX-T Tier 0 Gateway to another Tier 0 Gateway

Deploying Edge Node VM on N-VDS of Compute Transport Node

Deploying Edge Node VM on N-VDS of Compute Transport Node Deploying Edge Node VM on N-VDS of Compute Transport Node Segments which are overlay networks require N-VDS which is a virtual switch specific to NSX-T. Virtualized workloads VMs are connected to segments hosted on N-VDS of compute hosts. The compute guest VMs will be attached … Continue reading Deploying Edge Node VM on N-VDS of Compute Transport Node

NSX-T Layer 2 Bridging

 Layer 2 Bridging One important use case of layer 2 bridging is migration of physical to virtual machines. Here the same IP subnet is split between virtual machines backed by overlay network and physical machines backed by VLAN backed distributed port group. There will be times when certain physical machines cannot leverage virtualization. Layer 2 … Continue reading NSX-T Layer 2 Bridging

NSX-T Routing Configuration

NSX-T Routing Configuration Overall Topology used in the lab Pre-requisites like NSX-T manager installation, preparing and configuring compute host transport nodes, preparing and configuring edge transport nodes are covered here.As shown in the topology above, two Tier 0 gateways are configured in the lab.One Tier 0 gateway is configured in Active-Active High Availability mode and … Continue reading NSX-T Routing Configuration

Palo Alto service insertion for Cross Vcenter NSX-V

Palo Alto service insertion for Cross Vcenter NSX-V  References: Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX and Palo Alto Networks Security https://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/2016/09/multi-site-cross-vc-nsx-palo-alto-networks-security.html/ Cross Vcenter NSX design guide https://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/2016/07/nsx-v-multi-site-options-cross-vc-nsx-design-guide.html/ Palo Alto service insertion in a single vcenter hosted in single DC   A brief about the Software Defined Data Center topology above: - A single vcenter.- A single NSX manager- … Continue reading Palo Alto service insertion for Cross Vcenter NSX-V

Installation of NSX T 2.4 Compute Host Transport Nodes

Installation of NSX T 2.4 Compute Host Transport Nodes Compute Host Transport Nodes are hypervisors which are prepared for NSX-T. Once the hypervisors are prepared for NSX-T, N-VDS is instantiated on those hosts. More about those details are here in this post. Compute Host Connectivity and Teaming Policy Compute hosts are where the workloads are … Continue reading Installation of NSX T 2.4 Compute Host Transport Nodes