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

NSX-V and OSPF Area Types Walkthrough – See why NSSA is better for Tenants – Part 2

In Part 1, we made some observations by configuring all the NSX-V Tenants under a single Area 0. To summarize, these were the observations: Each Tenant DLR has a single uplink for North bound traffic (Uplink to ESG) and has a Default route point to the ESG. In that case, why can’t we filter out…… Continue reading NSX-V and OSPF Area Types Walkthrough – See why NSSA is better for Tenants – Part 2

NSX-V and OSPF Area Types Walkthrough – See why NSSA is better for Tenants – Part 1

NSX-V supports dynamic routing with OSPF and BGP. Both of these protocols are supported at both DLR and ESG. With OSPF/BGP you can dynamically peer the tenants that you spin up in NSX environment with the ESGs as well as with the external physical networks. This is suitable when your private cloud architecture is on…… Continue reading NSX-V and OSPF Area Types Walkthrough – See why NSSA is better for Tenants – Part 1

VMware NSX VxLAN to VLAN L2 Bridging with DellEMC Networking S5048-ON ToR Switches – Part 2

Hello everyone, hope the Part 1 was useful. Lets move on to the Hardware VTEP Gateway configuration on the S5048-ON ToR switches and validation. Setting up the NSX Replication Cluster for ToR VTEPs We need to set up a Replication Cluster in NSX which will take care of the BUM (Broadcast, Unknown Unicat and Multicast)…… Continue reading VMware NSX VxLAN to VLAN L2 Bridging with DellEMC Networking S5048-ON ToR Switches – Part 2

VMware NSX VxLAN to VLAN L2 Bridging with DellEMC Networking S5048-ON ToR Switches – Part 1

Hello everyone, I recently got to work on a specific use case requirement where the virtual clusters on the NSX logical segments on a tenant requires access to a storage lake that involves huge amounts of data transfer between the clusters and storage lake. This could be achieved via the DLR-ESG routing path via the…… Continue reading VMware NSX VxLAN to VLAN L2 Bridging with DellEMC Networking S5048-ON ToR Switches – Part 1

NSX Controller Cluster Explained – Part 1 : Handling the Control Plane

Hello everyone, in this post we will walk through an introduction to the NSX controller cluster and how the logical switching and routing control plane is being handled.  Controller cluster is a distributed state management system for the logical switches and routers that is being deployed into the platform. Controller cluster then pushes this logical…… Continue reading NSX Controller Cluster Explained – Part 1 : Handling the Control Plane