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

NSX-V Controller Cluster Explained: 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-V Controller Cluster Explained: Handling the Control Plane

vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 4

Hello everyone, this is the fourth part of the series “vSAN Health Checks Explained”. I hope the previous posts were useful and thanks for the feedback. Lets now move on to the next category “Performance Service” This test is applicable only when Performance Service is enabled for the vSAN cluster (which is the recommendation). When…… Continue reading vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 4

vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 3

Hello everyone, I hope Parts 1 & 2 were useful. In this third part, we will go through the other health checks, lets start with “Physical Disks” category. Operation Health This test checks the physical disk operation status of all hosts in the cluster like hard and soft errors, issues with reading metadata, congestion, accessibility…… Continue reading vSAN Health Checks Explained – Part 3

vCloud Foundation 3.5 – Scaling out the SDDC Platform

Hi everyone, this is a continuation to my earlier post vCloud Foundation and the SDDC bring-up process . In this article we will go through the scalability aspects of the platform – commissioning new hosts, expanding a Workload domain & adding additional workload domains. You can scale the platform by adding additional hosts to the rack…… Continue reading vCloud Foundation 3.5 – Scaling out the SDDC Platform