Upgrade vCenter 6.5 to vCenter 7.0 with GUI

There are some organizations out there that didn't make the jump to vSphere 6.7 and are running vSphere 6.5. This blog article is intended for that specific audience. There are going to be a lot of great articles out there for upgrading 6.7 to 7.0 so keep an eye out for those. I felt the … Continue reading Upgrade vCenter 6.5 to vCenter 7.0 with GUI

NSX-T Two-Tier Routing

In my previous blog article I covered single-tier routing in NSX-T whereby a single T0 gateway was deployed and provided network connectivity for my virtual workloads. This T0 gateway provided both N-S and E-W traffic flows. In this article I am going to cover Two-Tier (multi-tier) routing; this topology creates a logical separation between provider … Continue reading NSX-T Two-Tier Routing

NSX-T Single-Tier Routing

In this blog article I am going to cover how to configure NSX-T routing. In my previous NSX-T blog articles, up to this point, I have covered installing/configuring various components of NSX-T including the NSX-T Manager, host transport nodes, transport zones (Overlay and VLAN), edge nodes and so on. The only difference between those blogs … Continue reading NSX-T Single-Tier Routing

Installing NSX-T 2.4 (Part 2)

In Part 1 of my NSX-T 2.4 installation series, we covered the basis of the deployment for the NSX-T data center for vSphere. This included deploying the NSX Manager virtual appliance, deployed/configured the cluster nodes and lastly added a Compute Manager (vCenter Server). You might be asking, why not just deploy NSX-T 2.5 right? I … Continue reading Installing NSX-T 2.4 (Part 2)

Understanding NSX-T Components

Before I get into Part 2 of my Installing NSX-T mini blog series, let's review some NSX-T components. There are some differences between NSX-T and NSX-V that everyone should be aware of. This blog article is not intended to do a full side-by-side comparison between the two but I will point out some differences or … Continue reading Understanding NSX-T Components

Mishandling of Resource Pools

Resource Pools have been part of VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure for as long as I can imagine. The same can be said regarding the mishandling of Resource Pools and that is most likely because they are frequently misunderstood. More often than not I see Resource Pools being used to categorize or organize VM workloads … Continue reading Mishandling of Resource Pools

Installing NSX-T 2.4 (Part 1) – NSX Manager

VMware NSX has been a driving force for many customers on their network transformation journey over the past few years. Enabling our customers to use a more programmatic approach to the network has put them in a position to no only respond to demand quickly but operate these software-based networks more efficiently. The evolution of … Continue reading Installing NSX-T 2.4 (Part 1) – NSX Manager