NSX-T L2 Bridging between Overlay & VLAN segments – Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed how to implement NSX-T L2 bridging between  Overlay & VLAN segments using ESXi Bridge Clusters. If you didn’t get a chance to go through my previous article, you can find it here: https://vxplanet.com/2019/06/06/implementing-nsx-t-l2-bridging-between-overlay-vlan-segments-part-1/ In this post we will discuss how to implement L2 bridging using NSX-T Edge Clusters. To iterate,…… Continue reading NSX-T L2 Bridging between Overlay & VLAN segments – Part 2

NSX-T L2 Bridging between Overlay & VLAN segments – Part 1

NSX-T supports L2 bridging between Overlay logical segments and  physical VLAN segments. Unlike NSX-V, NSX-T doesn’t have support for hardware VTEPs (because the ToRs are yet to support the Geneve encapsulation, they are still on VxLAN). With NSX-T, for these requirements, the option is to do an L2 Bridging on the Edges leveraging DPDK acceleration…… Continue reading NSX-T L2 Bridging between Overlay & VLAN segments – Part 1

NSX-T Multi N-VDS Single-TEP Baremetal Edges 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. Prior to version 2.4, NSX-T supported only a single-TEP baremetal Edge design. This design required the need for a minimum of 3 Interfaces with a recommendation of 4. Dedicated interfaces were required for…… Continue reading NSX-T Multi N-VDS Single-TEP Baremetal Edges 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

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