PCIe Bifurcation – What is it? How to enable? Optimal Configurations and use cases for NVMe SDDs/GPUs

Reading Time: 6 minutes One of my colleagues asked me about “Bifurcation” when it came in a discussion about running multiple NVMe drives from a single PCIe slot. As I explained “what it is” and why one should consider it before making a motherboard purchase, I shared my own home lab experience. This blog shares the insight of PCIe Bifurcation, how to enable it by understanding the motherboard layout/architecture, optimal configurations and three(3) use cases focusing on NVMe SSDs and GPU…

NSX-T Installation Series: Step 0 – High Level Design

Reading Time: 3 minutes Before any product deployment, it is common practice to document an architecture design and most enterprises follow some sort of framework e.g. TOGAF that helps organize concepts, knowledge and understanding. Therefore, I thought it would be ideal to compose “Step 0” of this ‘step-by-step’ Installation series, to help visualize the overall design and component placement…