Category: NSX

NSX-T 2.5 Custom Monitoring Dashboard

In this post I wanted to explain something that is not well documented with Vmware today. The topic is how to create a custom dashboard in NSX-T based on Widgets. In the NSX-T Manager UI interface there are different monitoring dashboards out of the box that one can view and get information from. These dashboards …

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Micro-Segmentation and Security Design Planning with vRealize Network Insight, vRNI

This blogpost has been prepared to describe the Micro-Segmentation and security conceptual design planning utilizing VMware vRealize Network Insight, vRNI. It can act as a support for anyone that wishes to know how to think and implement doing microsegmentation in a VMware based environment either with NSX-V or NSX-T. Some of my text that is …

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VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.4 Released

So the latest patch update for NSX Datacenter for vSphere has been release as of 14 dec 2018. The latest release finally include even more support in the HTML UI in vSphere. NSX User Interface VMware NSX – Functionality Updates for vSphere Client (HTML): The following VMware NSX features are now available through the vSphere Client: …

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What’s new and awesome with VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4.1 features and licensing.

I wanted to do give some important changes regarding the latest version update of NSX for vSphere 6.4.1 that was released on May 24 2018. VMware have with this release created a new licensing model that is not that completely different from before but it has some new additions that might be good to be …

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NSX 6.4 Released and a look at the Upgrade Coordinator

NSX 6.4 Released Yesterday 16/1-2018 the new release of NSX 6.4 was Released. Here is a link to the Release Notes There are a bunch of new features that was released and listing the top ones to me are the following: Operations and Troubleshooting: Upgrade Coordinator provides a single portal to simplify the planning and …

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Upgrading NSX Controllers to NSX 6.3.3 or later deletes any associated DRS anti-affinity rules

So this post is a follow-up and somewhat related to my prevoius post regarding upgrade of NSX Controllers not retaining syslog conf. I also noticed that the current DRS-Anti-Affinity regler are deleted when upgrading the NSX Controllers to 6.3.4. This is documented at Vmware Upgrade docs for the NSX Controllers Important: In NSX 6.3.3 the …

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Problems with installing NSX Components on Hosts without correct DNS set.

Today I was encountered with a problem that took me a while to understand. I was going to prepare a Compute Cluster with the NSX Components, vxlan and vxlan-sip vibs in NSX Manager. The problem was that it always failed and did not want to install the vibs. The errors that were displayed are shown below. …

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Part II – Setup full vCenter with NSX Environment vAPP in vCloud Director

In this continuing post I will continue with the installation of the second DC site called DC2. Here is the overall picture of how it will look like when done in vCenter.

Part I – Setup full vCenter with NSX Environment vAPP in vCloud Director

In this Blog post I will setup a full vCenter with NSX Environment. The Setup is going to contain 1 Domain Controller based on Windows Server 2016 1 RDS Remote Desktop Server used for maintaining the environment 2 Management ESXi hosts 2 Compute ESXi hosts 1 Openfiler iSCSI VM used to provision shared storage to …

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Create a XaaS in vRealize Orchestrator for vRealize Automation and NSX

This week I have dedicated myself of how to create a Workflow in vRealize Orchestrator inorder to create a XaaS, Anything as a Service blueprint in vRealize Automation. The problem is this: I have created a multi-machine blueprint in vRA see previous post that creates Windows VMs behind an Edge Loadbalancer. Now I want to make sure …

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