Cross Vcenter NSX with OSPF

References: Cross Vcenter NSX Design Guide https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/products/nsx/vmware-multi-site-solutions-cross-vcenter-nsx-design-guide.pdf Intra area routes versus inter area routes https://blog.ipspace.net/2008/01/e1-and-e2-routes-in-ospf.html In one of the earlier posts, we have covered running OSPF in NSX domain. Here we try to cover running OSPF in a Cross Vcenter NSX setup. In the above topology: 1. There are two NSX managers. Primary NSX manager … Continue reading Cross Vcenter NSX with OSPF

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OSPF Routing Protocol in NSX

OSPF NSX         The above topology illustrates OSPF Totally NSSA setup in NSX domain.   Distributed logical router is handling east-west traffic within the data center while the edges E1 and E2 are handling north-south traffic.   Edges E1 and E2 are configured in ECMP mode which allows more bandwidth to flow … Continue reading OSPF Routing Protocol in NSX

OSPF Area Border Connection Behavior

OSPF Area Border Connection Behavior Reference: Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures ARCH Foundation Learning Guide - Cisco Press In the case of OSPF, area definition is on a per layer 3 interface basis. For example, referencing the topology above, the link between router D and router F is placed in area 1 Traffic crossing the … Continue reading OSPF Area Border Connection Behavior