Multiple N-VDS’ for Overlay on compute hosts

 Multiple N-VDS' for Overlay on compute hosts   NSX-T allows the creation of overlay networks which are independent of networks in physical/underlay network.     Along with the creation of overlay networks using NSX-T, micro segmentation/zero trust model of NSX is widely used to implement micro segmentation over NSX defined overlay networks as well as … Continue reading Multiple N-VDS’ for Overlay on compute hosts

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

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