NSX Blogs

NSX-T  Blog Posts:

NSX-T Management Cluster Deployment: Part 1

NSX-T Management Cluster Deployment: Part 1

Reading Time: 2 minutes As discussed in one of my previous blog NSX-T Architecture (Revamped): Part 1, the release of NSX-T v2.4 brought simplicity, flexibility and scalability for the management plane. If you are not familiar with the architecture of the NSX-T, I would highly recommend checking out both …

NSX-T Management Cluster Deployment: Part 2

NSX-T Management Cluster Deployment: Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes As the title alludes, “NSX-T Management Cluster Deployment” is yet another topic split in two parts for easier understanding and context: NSX-T Management Cluster Deployment: Part 1 – discusses the general requirements which are common across the deployment options discussed in Part 2. NSX-T Management …

NSX-T Management Cluster: Benefits, Roles, CCP Sharding and failure handling

NSX-T Management Cluster: Benefits, Roles, CCP Sharding and failure handling

Reading Time: 2 minutes In versions prior to NSX-T v2.4, four appliances were deployed based on roles i.e. one management appliance and three controller appliances, that were to be managed for NSX. From v2.4 – The NSX manager, NSX policy and NSX controller role were consolidated in a single …

NSX-T Architecture (Revamped): Part 2

NSX-T Architecture (Revamped): Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes NSX-T v2.4 and later VMware introduced an architectural change that simplified the overall management, installation and upgrades; brought high availability, scalability along with flexible deployment options. I opted to split the new architecture into two parts, for easier understanding: NSX-T Architecture (Revamped): Part 1 – …

NSX-T Architecture (Revamped): Part 1

NSX-T Architecture (Revamped): Part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s been a while since I talked about the NSX-T architecture in my previous blog here, which unfortunately is now only applicable to NSX-T v2.3 and earlier. Fortunately, with NSX-T v2.4 and later, VMware introduced an architectural change that simplified the overall management, installation and …

Quick Tip: How to get the NSX-T Manager’s Thumbprint and Node UUID

Quick Tip: How to get the NSX-T Manager’s Thumbprint and Node UUID

Reading Time: < 1 minute For various reasons you may need to get the NSX-T Manager’s thumbprint and Node UUID, e.g. joining the NSX EDGE VM to the management plane or for use in your automation scripts. This blog is another “quick tip” on how to get them via …

Quick Tip: Enable/Disable a service e.g. SSH/SNMP to persist on NSX-T EDGE VM reboots

Quick Tip: Enable/Disable a service e.g. SSH/SNMP to persist on NSX-T EDGE VM reboots

Reading Time: < 1 minute This blog is a quick tip, on how to enable/disable a service e.g. SSH on NSX-T EDGE VM. Unlike NSX-V Edge Service Gateway which lets you enable SSH from the UI, for NSX-T EDGE VM you need to enable it from command line using …

Preparing the vSphere Infrastructure for NSX-T v2.4 Install/Upgrade

Preparing the vSphere Infrastructure for NSX-T v2.4 Install/Upgrade

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every few months, new versions of products are released, and every product has its own interoperability with other products, due to new features being added and code updates. What the new versions bring with themselves, is a chain of pre-requisites to update other products in …

NSX-T v2.3 Installation: Step 4 – Host Preparation

NSX-T v2.3 Installation: Step 4 – Host Preparation

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this blog post, we will discuss NSX-T Hosts preparation methods, pre-requisites, followed by the step by step instructions. If you are new to NSX-T, I would also encourage you to refer my NSX-T Architecture blog post to get a bit more understanding and touch bases on its …

NSX-T v2.3 Installation: Step 3 – Deploy NSX-T Controllers

NSX-T v2.3 Installation: Step 3 – Deploy NSX-T Controllers

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this blog post, we will discuss NSX-T Controller recommendations, important considerations, process, methods and pre-requisites, followed by the step by step instructions. If you are new to NSX-T, I would also encourage you to refer my NSX-T Architecture blog post to get a bit more understanding …

NSX-V  Blog Posts:

“No NSX Managers available. Verify current user has role assigned on NSX Manager.”

“No NSX Managers available. Verify current user has role assigned on NSX Manager.”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Upon logging on to the vCenter with “[email protected]” and opening the “Network and Security Plugin”, you receive an error message as below: “No NSX Managers available. Verify current user has role assigned on NSX Manager.” “[email protected]” is the inbuilt account (if you have not changed …

NSX-V Site Failover/Failback Plan: Part 3

NSX-V Site Failover/Failback Plan: Part 3

Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog is a continuation of the “Planned” or “Unplanned” failover of NSX-V components i.e. NSX Manager, controllers, universal distributed logical routers in an Active/Passive datacentre scenario i.e. all North/South routing flow via one site’s ESG(s). Just to reverberate, I have split this topic into …

NSX-V Site Failover/Failback Plan: Part 2

NSX-V Site Failover/Failback Plan: Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog is a continuation of the “Planned” or “Unplanned” failover of NSX-V components i.e. NSX Manager, controllers, universal distributed logical routers in an Active/Passive datacentre scenario i.e. all North/South routing flow via one site’s ESG(s). Just to reverberate, I have split this topic into …

NSX-V Site Failover/Failback Plan: Part 1

NSX-V Site Failover/Failback Plan: Part 1

Reading Time: 4 minutes With NSX-T gaining traction this year, NSX-V is still widely used by many organisations. The question of “NSX-V site failover plan” came up twice in the last week, which encouraged me to write this blog. In fact – I have this discussion with almost every …

Part 2: NSX-V routing for Active/Active site with Metro/Stretched Cluster

Part 2: NSX-V routing for Active/Active site with Metro/Stretched Cluster

Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog post is a continuation of the NSX-V routing design options for Metro/stretched cluster between two sites. I would encourage you to visit the previous blog post here and get familiar with the background, pre-requisites and the routing design option 1 before going further. Let’s …

Part 1: NSX-V routing for Active/Active site with Metro/Stretched Cluster

Part 1: NSX-V routing for Active/Active site with Metro/Stretched Cluster

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this blog we’ll discuss the NSX-V routing design options for Active / Active multi-site with single vCenter. This is “Part 1” that covers the background, pre-requisites and routing design option 1. For the option 2 please visit here. Background There are various routing designs …

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