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NSX-T  Blog Posts:

Journey to NSX-T, “VCP-NV” and beyond…                (NSX-T Installation Series)

Journey to NSX-T, “VCP-NV” and beyond… (NSX-T Installation Series)

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a “quick jump” blog for the NSX-T aspirants to keep as a bookmark/reference point. You do not need to refer any documentation anywhere, other than the steps summarized below and links embedded within to help your “VCP-NV” journey and beyond …
NSX-T Installation Series: Step 20: Configure Route Distribution on T0 (Tier-0) Gateway

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 20: Configure Route Distribution on T0 (Tier-0) Gateway

Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog is part of the Second Phase i.e. building the logical network topology and the “Step 20” of the NSX-T Installation series, in which we will follow the step-by-step instructions to configure Route Distribution on T0 (Tier-0) Gateway, validate advertised routes and external connectivity …
NSX-T Installation Series: Step 19 – Connect T1 (Tier-1) Gateway to T0 (Tier-0) Gateway

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 19 – Connect T1 (Tier-1) Gateway to T0 (Tier-0) Gateway

Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog is part of the “Second Phase” i.e. building the logical network topology and “Step 19” of the NSX-T Installation series, in which we will follow the step-by-step instructions to connect a T1 (Tier-1) Gateway to a T0 (Tier-0) Gateway and validate the learnt …
NSX-T Installation Series: Step 18 – T0 (Tier-0) Gateway: Map BGP neighbor to specific Uplink Interface

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 18 – T0 (Tier-0) Gateway: Map BGP neighbor to specific Uplink Interface

Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog is part of the Second Phase i.e. building the logical network topology and “Step 18” of the NSX-T Installation series, in which we will discuss “Why” we need to map BGP Neighbor to specific Uplink (External) Interfaces, step-by-step instructions on how to map …
NSX-T Installation Series: Step 17 – Create T0 (Tier-0) Gateway [active-active] and Configure BGP

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 17 – Create T0 (Tier-0) Gateway [active-active] and Configure BGP

Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog is part of the Second Phase i.e. building the logical network topology and “Step 17” of the NSX-T Installation series, in which we will discuss T0 (Tier-0) Gateway, its considerations, SR (Service Router), DR (Distributed Router), followed by step-by-step instructions on how to …
NSX-T Installation Series: Step 16 – Create VLAN Segments

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 16 – Create VLAN Segments

Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog is part of the “Second Phase” i.e. building the logical network topology and “Step 16” of the NSX-T Installation series, in which we will discuss VLAN Segments and step-by-step instructions on how to configure one… …
NSX-T Installation Series: Step 15 (Option 2) – Bulk VM Migration from vDS to N-VDS

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 15 (Option 2) – Bulk VM Migration from vDS to N-VDS

Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog is part of the Second Phase i.e. building the logical network topology and “Step 15 (Option 2)” of the NSX-T Installation series, in which we will discuss step-by-step instructions on how to do a bluk VM Migration from vDS to N-VDS… …
NSX-T Installation Series: Step 15 (Option 1) – Migrate VM(s) from vDS to N-VDS

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 15 (Option 1) – Migrate VM(s) from vDS to N-VDS

Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog is part of the Second Phase i.e. building the logical network topology and “Step 15 (Option 1)” of the NSX-T Installation series, in which we will discuss step-by-step instructions on how to migrate VM(s) from vDS to N-VDS… …
NSX-T Installation Series: Step 14 – Create Overlay Segments

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 14 – Create Overlay Segments

Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog is part of the Second Phase i.e. building the logical network topology and “Step 14” of the NSX-T Installation series, where we will discuss Overlay Segments and step-by-step instructions on how to configure one… …
NSX-T Installation Series: Step 13 – Create T1 (Tier-1) Gateway

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 13 – Create T1 (Tier-1) Gateway

Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog begins the Second Phase i.e. building the logical network topology and “Step 13” of this NSX-T Installation series, which will discuss T1 (Tier-1) Gateway, its considerations, SR (Service Router), DR (Distributed Router), followed by step-by-step instructions on how to create one… …

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]ocal” 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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