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

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

vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 5

Hello everyone. This is the fifth and the final part to the blog series “vSAN Health Checks Explained”. Before we proceed to the contents, let me thank the readers for providing valuable feedback. I am glad to see that this really helped many of the Newbies to vSAN to understand the concepts properly and this…… Continue reading vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 5