NSX-T 2.4 Baremetal Edge Cluster Deployment and Configuration

NSX-T Edges come in two form factors – VM & Baremetal both leveraging DPDK libraries, and each having it’s own use case requirements. In this article, we will walk through the deployment, configuration and post-validation of NSX-T 2.4 Baremetal Edge cluster. Before we proceed, make sure that the hardware you are using meets the minimum requirements…… Continue reading NSX-T 2.4 Baremetal Edge Cluster Deployment and Configuration

NSX-T N-VDS Topologies and Migrating Host Networking between vSphere DVS & N-VDS

NSX-T deploys its own host networking switch on the ESXi /KVM Transport hosts called N-VDS – the Next Generation Distributed Switch. The difference from the vSphere DvSwitch is that N-VDS spans across multiple hypervisors (ESXi, KVM etc) that are a part of the Transport zone (and configured as a Transport node) and that each transport…… Continue reading NSX-T N-VDS Topologies and Migrating Host Networking between vSphere DVS & N-VDS

Deploying the NSX-T 2.4 Edge VM Cluster leveraging vSphere DVS PortGroups

NSX-T Edge Clusters are responsible for the North-South traffic flow in the NSX-T SDDC. They can be deployed in VM Form Factor as well as Bare metal leveraging the DPDK libraries for high network performance. Edge Clusters host the DR and SR components of the logical routers that you deploy and is mandatory if you…… Continue reading Deploying the NSX-T 2.4 Edge VM Cluster leveraging vSphere DVS PortGroups