NSX Blogs

NSX-T  Blog Posts:

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 command …

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 the …

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 …

Unable to delete NSX-T Controller Node

Unable to delete NSX-T Controller Node

Reading Time: 3 minutes eting the NSX-T Controllers from the NSX Manager UI: Two controller nodes get deleted successfully but the last one fails with an error: “Node was not connected; it was not reachable or the cluster was not in majority. Could not delete.” Note: The Cluster Connectivity …

NSX-T Architecture: Part 2

NSX-T Architecture: Part 2

Reading Time: 2 minutes This blog post is the Part 2 and the continuation of the NSX-T Architecture: Part 1. In NSX-T Architecture: Part 1, we discussed the NSX-T architecture and how it extends the scope from on-premises to public clouds (and vice versa) and from VMs to containers. …

NSX-T Architecture: Part 1

NSX-T Architecture: Part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes Every few years we see a systemic shift in IT, the traditional technical ways of achieving the business objectives are replaced by implementing new advance technologies that are more efficient, secure and robust. In the world of networking and security, VMware NSX-T is gaining momentum …

NSX-T v2.3 Installation: Step 2 – Add Compute Manager

NSX-T v2.3 Installation: Step 2 – Add Compute Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog post is the “Step 2” of the “NSX-T v2.3 Installation” series that shows step-by-step instructions to add Compute Manager. You could also watch this step recorded on the “video log” on youtube here and subscribe to the youtube channel “shuttleTITAN” to receive notifications of the new …

NSX-T v2.3 Installation: Step 1 – NSX-T Manager Deploy

NSX-T v2.3 Installation: Step 1 – NSX-T Manager Deploy

Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog post is the “Step 1” of the “NSX-T v2.3 Installation” series that shows step-by-step instructions to deploy NSX-T manager. You could also watch this step recorded on the “video log” on youtube here and subscribe to the youtube channel “shuttleTITAN” to receive notifications of …

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: 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 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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