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 four … 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 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