NSX 4.0 Proxy ARP support on Active/Active Tier-0 Gateway

Until NSX-T version 3.2, Proxy ARP configuration on the T0 Gateway required that the gateway to be deployed in Active-Standby mode. I wrote an article around the same for use with vSphere with Tanzu during February last year. If you missed it, you can read it below: https://vxplanet.com/2021/02/12/nsx-t-architecture-in-vsphere-with-tanzu-part-4-proxy-arp-gateways/ To understand what Proxy ARP is, it…… Continue reading NSX 4.0 Proxy ARP support on Active/Active Tier-0 Gateway

NSX 4.0 Edge Node Design with four Datapath Interfaces

NSX-T introduced support for four datapath interfaces in release 3.2.1 which allows for more flexibility in achieving deterministic traffic flows for East-West and North-South traffic by decoupling the East-West TEP traffic and North-South traffic over BGP on separate interfaces on the edge nodes. Prior to release 3.2.1, we used named teaming policies for deterministic steering…… Continue reading NSX 4.0 Edge Node Design with four Datapath Interfaces

VMware Explore (VMworld) and how it has helped me over these years

I just registered for the biggest event of the year – VMware Explore 2022 US happening at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from Aug 29 – Sept 1, 2022. I am a big fan of VMware Explore event but have never attended in-person and this will be my first in-person experience at the…… Continue reading VMware Explore (VMworld) and how it has helped me over these years

NSX ALB Cloud Migrator – Part 3 – Virtual Service Migration from No-Orchestrator Cloud to vCenter Cloud

In my previous Part 2 of the blog series on NSX ALB Cloud migrator, we discussed the migration scenario for virtual applications from NSX ALB vCenter Cloud account to No-Orchestrator Cloud. Now let’s do the reverse migration. ie, from a No-Orchestrator Cloud to vCenter Cloud. I am reusing the same cloud accounts and virtual applications…… Continue reading NSX ALB Cloud Migrator – Part 3 – Virtual Service Migration from No-Orchestrator Cloud to vCenter Cloud

NSX ALB Cloud Migrator – Part 2 – Virtual Service Migration from vCenter Cloud to No-Orchestrator Cloud

Let’s continue our virtual service migration scenarios with the NSX ALB Cloud migrator, this is Part 2 and let’s migrate our applications from an NSX ALB vCenter Cloud account to a No-Orchestrator cloud account. The migration tool, release notes and usage instructions are available in my Github repo at: https://github.com/harikrishnant/NsxAlbCloudMigrator Use cases for migration to…… Continue reading NSX ALB Cloud Migrator – Part 2 – Virtual Service Migration from vCenter Cloud to No-Orchestrator Cloud

NSX ALB Cloud Migrator – Part 1 – Virtual Service Migration Across vCenter Cloud Accounts

In the previous blog post about my community project – NSX ALB Cloud Migrator, we looked at the project overview, migration workflow, current capabilities, limitations and usage instructions. We will now start doing some migration scenarios for virtual services across NSX ALB Clouds and VRF Contexts. If you missed the Introductory article, you can read…… Continue reading NSX ALB Cloud Migrator – Part 1 – Virtual Service Migration Across vCenter Cloud Accounts

NSX ALB Cloud Migrator v1.0 – My First Python Project

Over the last few months, I have been busy learning Programming with Python and at the same time I was actively working on an NSX Advanced Load Balancer migration tool based on python that will migrate Virtual Services and it’s dependencies (Pools, Pool Groups, HTTP Content Switching Policy Sets and VSVIPs) from one NSX ALB…… Continue reading NSX ALB Cloud Migrator v1.0 – My First Python Project

TLS SNI Virtual Service Hosting in NSX Advanced Loadbalancer (AVI Vantage) – Part 2

Welcome back!!! We are at Part 2 of the blog series on TLS SNI Virtual Service hosting in NSX Advanced Load balancer. In Part 1, we discussed about the current SNI application hosting without ALB and the ALB pre-requisite configurations – vSphere cloud account, IPAM profiles, DNS virtual service, DNS profile, DNS delegation and application…… Continue reading TLS SNI Virtual Service Hosting in NSX Advanced Loadbalancer (AVI Vantage) – Part 2