Tier-0 Inter-SR Routing changes in NSX-T 3.0

Inter-SR routing is an iBGP peering option between the SR constructs of Tier 0 Gateway deployed in Active-Active mode intended to handle asymmetric northbound failures. It does so by routing the traffic (which doesn’t have a valid northbound route) to the peer SR construct on the other Edge node(s) which has a northbound reachability. I…… Continue reading Tier-0 Inter-SR Routing changes in NSX-T 3.0

vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 4 – TKG CLI

We are now at the final part of the blog series on vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture. In this article we will take a look at TKG CLI for deployment, operations and lifecycle management of the TKG Compute clusters. If you missed the previous parts, you can find it here: Part 1…… Continue reading vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 4 – TKG CLI

vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 3 – TKG Compute Clusters

Welcome back!!! We are now at Part 3 of the blog series on vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture. In this article we will take a look at the TKG Compute Clusters deployed on the Supervisor Cluster namespace using the TKG Service for vSphere and CAPW (Cluster API for WCP). If you missed…… Continue reading vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 3 – TKG Compute Clusters

vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 2 – Supervisor Cluster

Let’s continue the blog series on vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture. This is Part 2 and we will cover the below topics: Walkthrough the Supervisor Cluster (TKG Service and CAPI/CAPW) NSX-T Objects created NSX-T Tier-0 Considerations Content Library Subscription Tenancy model and Supervisor Namespaces Storage Classes and CNS-CSI Accessing CLI tools and…… Continue reading vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 2 – Supervisor Cluster

vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 1

When vSphere 7.0 with Kubernetes was released earlier this year, it was supported only on a VCF 4.0 Standard Architecture. This required a minimum footprint of 7 ESXi hosts – 4 for the Management WLD and 3 for the Compute WLD. Now that VCF 4.0.1 is released, we have full support for a Consolidated Architecture,…… Continue reading vSphere with Kubernetes on VCF 4.0.1 Consolidated Architecture – Part 1

NSX-T 3.0 Edge Cluster Automated Deployment and Architecture in VCF 4.0 – Part 2

Welcome back. We are now at Part 2 of NSX-T 3.0 Edge Cluster Automated Deployment and Architecture in VCF 4.0.  In case you missed Part 1, you can read it here: https://vxplanet.com/2020/04/25/nsx-t-3-0-edge-cluster-automated-deployment-and-architecture-in-vcf-4-0-part-1/ In this article, let’s do a console walkthrough to review the deployment and take a look at some additional manual configurations that we…… Continue reading NSX-T 3.0 Edge Cluster Automated Deployment and Architecture in VCF 4.0 – Part 2

NSX-T 3.0 Edge Cluster Automated Deployment and Architecture in VCF 4.0 – Part 1

Introduction VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 got released to GA few weeks back with support for vSphere Workload Management (vSphere 7.0 with Kubernetes) and other enhancements. Taken from the release notes, here are few of them.  Support and workflow to enable K8S Workload Management in vSphere 7.0 (The actual enablement is however done via vCenter Console)…… Continue reading NSX-T 3.0 Edge Cluster Automated Deployment and Architecture in VCF 4.0 – Part 1

Using NSX-T Loadbalancer for the NSX-T Management Cluster – Part 2

 We are now at Part 2 of Using NSX-T Loadbalancer for the NSX-T Management cluster. If you have missed Part 1, here is the link: https://vxplanet.com/2020/03/26/using-nsx-t-loadbalancer-for-the-nsx-t-management-cluster-part-1/ Let’s continue Creating Tier 1 Gateway for the NSX-T Management Cluster The Tier 1 Gateway (LR-T1-NSX-T-MGR-LB) need to be instantiated on the Edge Cluster as it need to support…… Continue reading Using NSX-T Loadbalancer for the NSX-T Management Cluster – Part 2

Using NSX-T Loadbalancer for the NSX-T Management Cluster – Part 1

Starting with NSX-T v2.4, we have a converged NSX-T manager appliance which handles the Manager, Controller and Policy API roles. We usually deploy a recommended minimum of 3 NSX-T manager instances to make up the NSX-T Management Cluster. The cluster is accessed (or consumed by CMP) via a VIP or an external Loadbalancer depending upon…… Continue reading Using NSX-T Loadbalancer for the NSX-T Management Cluster – Part 1