NSX-T Federation – Part 1 – Onboarding

Introduction NSX-T federation offers a centralized management pane to configure networking and security across locations in a multi-site deployment. Federation introduces the concept of a Global manager (GM) cluster which pushes the configuration to different locations based on the object span. The site-specific NSX-T managers (called local managers) receives the configuration and implements it locally.…… Continue reading NSX-T Federation – Part 1 – Onboarding

NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 5 – Edge Node Networking

Welcome back!!! We are at the final part of the blog series on NSX-T architecture in vSphere with Tanzu. In this article, we will take a look at the edge node networking design on Workload clusters with 2 pnic and 4-pnic host network adapters. If you missed the previous parts, you can read it here:…… Continue reading NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 5 – Edge Node Networking

NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 4 – Proxy ARP Gateways

Let’s continue the blog series on NSX-T architecture in vSphere with Tanzu. This is Part 4 and we will take a look at Proxy-ARP based deployment of NSX-T services for use with workload clusters. In all the previous articles, we used a unique subnet (overlay based) for Ingress and Egress CIDRs for the workload clusters…… Continue reading NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 4 – Proxy ARP Gateways

NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 3 – Dedicated Tier 1 Edge Clusters

Welcome back!!! We are at Part 3 of the blog series on NSX-T architecture in vSphere with Tanzu. In the previous post, we looked at the shared Tier 0 and dedicated Tier 0 deployment options for the Workload clusters at scale. In both deployment options, we used a shared edge cluster for both Tier 1…… Continue reading NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 3 – Dedicated Tier 1 Edge Clusters

NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 2 – MultiSupervisor Shared T0 vs Dedicated T0

Welcome back!!! We are now at Part two of the blog series on NSX-T architecture in vSphere with Tanzu. In this part, we will walk through the NSX-T architecture at scale of supervisor (workload) clusters and TKG clusters. We will deploy multiple supervisor clusters and namespaces and look at the two consumption options of Tier…… Continue reading NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 2 – MultiSupervisor Shared T0 vs Dedicated T0

NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 1 – Per TKG Tier1 vs Per Namespace Tier1

New Year Wishes!!! Now that we covered the concepts, deployment, basic operations and maintenance of vSphere with Tanzu and TKG clusters in the previous articles, it’s time to walkthrough the NSX-T architecture used in the platform. At the time of writing this article, we have two networking options available for vSphere with Tanzu (since vSphere…… Continue reading NSX-T Architecture in vSphere with Tanzu – Part 1 – Per TKG Tier1 vs Per Namespace Tier1

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