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-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

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

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

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 2.4 Edge Transport Node Installation

NSX-T 2.4 Edge Transport Node Installation In this lab, I am going to install NSX-T Edge Transport Nodes as VMs NSX-T Edge Node VMs could be of VM form factor or could be baremetal. Edge Node VM connectivity using a DVS The above diagram shows that the vnics of Edge Transport Node VMs are mapped … Continue reading NSX-T 2.4 Edge Transport Node Installation

NSX-T 2.4 Manager and Controllers Installation

NSX-T 2.4 Manager and Controllers Installation Resources: NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/2.4/installation/GUID-3E0C4CEC-D593-4395-84C4-150CD6285963.html You need to go through the NSX-T Data Center Installation guide. https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/2.4/installation/GUID-3E0C4CEC-D593-4395-84C4-150CD6285963.html The first thing to do while installing NSX-T 2.4 unified appliance is to download the appropriate OVF file from VMware portal. Next, verify the checksum and make sure the file … Continue reading NSX-T 2.4 Manager and Controllers Installation