Upgrading to NSX-T 3.0

Long overdue blog article! Looking to upgrade to NSX-T 3.0? I got ya right here!

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

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

Using Packet Capture in NSX 6.4

The newly integrated Packet Capture tool in NSX 6.4 is very useful. I wrote three blog articles about year ago on how to perform packet captures from an ESXi host using the native 'pktcap-uw' command. Those tools still exist for you to use but this new tool is now available in the vSphere Web Client … Continue reading Using Packet Capture in NSX 6.4

Designing vRealize Automation 7.3 Blueprints with NSX Components

Let's face facts, automation makes our lives easier! Technology has quickly become more and more complex over the last 10 years and demand is increasing every day. Agility is very important to organizations that want to remain competitive. The business needs to respond FAST to an opportunity or even a threat. Fast IT must be … Continue reading Designing vRealize Automation 7.3 Blueprints with NSX Components

Working with NSX Layer-7 DFW Rules

The recently released NSX 6.4.0 introduced quite a few new features and enhancements. The one I really like is the Distributed Firewall (DFW) now has the ability to create Layer-7 (application-based) context for microsegmentation planning and flow control. Admins can also use the Application Rule Manager (ARM) which was introduced in NSX 6.3 to create … Continue reading Working with NSX Layer-7 DFW Rules

Upgrading to NSX 6.4

I've been looking forward to the next release of NSX for some time now and very excited that it is finally here. Some great new features and enhancements in the 6.4 release. What are some of the things I'm excited about? I will probably say the the Distributed Firewall (DFW) enhancements which enables admins to … Continue reading Upgrading to NSX 6.4