NSX Advanced Load Balancer: NSX-T VLAN Cloud

NSX Advanced Load Balancer ALB Architecture: Controller: NSX ALB control plane comprises of three controller nodes. The controller is used for management purpose. Controller places virtual service on the data plane component referred to as service engine. Controller nodes communicate with each other and with service engines. Clients access virtual service over required port as … Continue reading NSX Advanced Load Balancer: NSX-T VLAN Cloud

NSX v2T Migration Methodologies & introduction of user-defined topology in NSX-T 3.2

Above mind map is based on the online Migration Coordinator Guide for NSX-T version 3.2 Brief about the methods: User defined Topology: This got introduced in version 3.2 and has two modes: Complete migration: which does not need additional hardware and will migrate NSX-V edges, DLRs, hosts and workloads. This mode allows you to map … Continue reading NSX v2T Migration Methodologies & introduction of user-defined topology in NSX-T 3.2

NSX-T Federation Stretched T0 gateway Active-Active with locations Primary & Secondary – OSPF in physical network

I have covered a couple of NSX-T Federation blogs earlier. In this blog, we will setup OSPF in the underlay network as opposed to BGP. And we will setup stretched T0 Gateway with Active-Active HA mode. We will be using additional redistribution control from NSX end to ensure traffic ingresses/egresses via physical gateway in one … Continue reading NSX-T Federation Stretched T0 gateway Active-Active with locations Primary & Secondary – OSPF in physical network

nsx-t federation stretched t0 gateway active & standby with locations primary & secondary

NSX-T Federation provides networking and security across multiple locations. With NSX Federation, you can manage multiple NSX-T Data Center environments with a single pane of glass view, create gateways and segments that span one or more locations, and configure and enforce firewall rules consistently across locations. NSX segments (overlay networks) can span multiple locations. Span of NSX segment … Continue reading nsx-t federation stretched t0 gateway active & standby with locations primary & secondary

NSX-T Federation – Active Active Data Centers

 NSX-T Federation - Active Active Data Centers   This blog covers NSX-T Federation feature which allows L2 stretching between Data Centers as well as supports micro segmentation for workloads based on security tags.   Earlier blogs covered NSX-T Federation with a single Tier 0 stretched Gateway. Here we explore how two Tier 0 Gateways can … Continue reading NSX-T Federation – Active Active Data Centers

NSX-V to NSX-T Migration using Layer 2 Bridging

NSX-V to NSX-T Migration using Layer 2 Bridging This blog will explore how we can migrate workloads which are on hosts prepared for NSX-V to hosts prepared for NSX-T using NSX-T Layer 2 Bridging.   Cluster Setup In the lab setup, four hosts ESXi 1 up to 4 are prepared for NSX-T and the remaining … Continue reading NSX-V to NSX-T Migration using Layer 2 Bridging

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

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