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NSX-T Installation Series: Step 9 – Configure Host Transport Node

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 9 – Configure Host Transport Node

Reading Time: 5 minutes The previous step, discussed Transport Node Profiles, its considerations and step-by-step instructions on how to create one. This blog is the “Step 9” of the NSX-T Installation series, where we will discuss Host Transport Nodes, step-by-step instructions on how to configure ESXi Hosts as Host …

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 8 – Create Transport Node Profile

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 8 – Create Transport Node Profile

Reading Time: 3 minutes The previous step, discussed “what is an Uplink Profile”, Compute Host’s networking design, Uplink Profile for Edge VM consideration and finally the step-by-step instructions to create one. This blog is the “Step 8” of the NSX-T Installation series, where we will discuss Transport Node Profiles, …

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 7 – Create Uplink Profile

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 7 – Create Uplink Profile

Reading Time: 3 minutes The previous step, discussed the “Transport Zones” (its types and limitations), N-VDS and step-by-step instructions to create vLan and Overlay Transport Zones. This blog is the “Step 7” of the NSX-T Installation series, where we will discuss “what is an Uplink Profile”, Compute Host’s networking …

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 6 – Create Transport Zones

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 6 – Create Transport Zones

Reading Time: 3 minutes The previous step, showed step-by-step instructions on how to create “IP Pools” that are going to be used for “Tunnel Endpoints” later in the series. This blog is the “Step 6” of the NSX-T Installation series, where we will discuss “Transport Zones” (its types and …

Quick Tip: How to Identify the NSX-T Management Cluster Virtual IP leader node

Quick Tip: How to Identify the NSX-T Management Cluster Virtual IP leader node

Reading Time: < 1 minute The NSX-T Installation series – Step 4, showed the step-by-step instructions to configure “NSX-T Management Cluster Virtual IP” (VIP), how it works and its failure handling. This blog is a quick tip follow-up, which talks about “how to” identify the NSX-T Management Cluster leader node …

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 4 – Configure NSX-T Management Cluster Virtual IP

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 4 – Configure NSX-T Management Cluster Virtual IP

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the previous step, we deployed additional NSX-T Managers and formed the Management Cluster. This blog is the “Step 4” of the NSX-T Installation series which shows step-by-step instructions to configure “NSX-T Management Cluster Virtual IP” (VIP), how it works and its failure handling. But …

Configure NSX-T Manager VM to display “GRUB Menu” to prep for “root” password reset in an emergency!

Configure NSX-T Manager VM to display “GRUB Menu” to prep for “root” password reset in an emergency!

Reading Time: 2 minutes If the root password is forgotten or lost for the NSX-T Manager Appliance, resetting it is not possible. This blog shows the step-by-step instructions to display the “Grub Menu” at boot time on the NSX-T Manager Appliance VM, to prep it for an emergency reset …

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 5 – Create IP Pool

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 5 – Create IP Pool

Reading Time: 3 minutes The previous step, showed the step-by-step instructions to configure “NSX-T Management Cluster Virtual IP” (VIP), how it works and its failure handling. This blog is the “Step 5” of the NSX-T Installation series which shows step-by-step instructions on how to create “IP Pools” that are …

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 3 – Deploy Additional NSX-T Manager Nodes from UI

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 3 – Deploy Additional NSX-T Manager Nodes from UI

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the previous step, we discussed – what is compute manager, its benefits and the steps to add it to the NSX-T Manager. This blog is the “Step 3” of the NSX-T Installation series which shows step-by-step instructions to deploy additional NSX-T Managers from the …

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 2 – Add a Compute Manager

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 2 – Add a Compute Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the previous step, we deployed NSX-T manager and used few commands for post installation health check for network configuration and services status. This blog is the “Step 2” of the NSX-T Installation series which shows step-by-step instructions to add Compute Manager.  But before we …

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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