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 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

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

Deploying vCloud Foundation 3.5 and the SDDC Bring-up process

Hi everyone, I recently attended a Vmware accreditation program on vCloud Foundation and just wanted to try evaluating the platform and see how things work. In this blog post we will walk through how to deploy the vCloud Foundation 3.5 and the SDDC bring-up process. Before we start, lets define what vCloud Foundation is. vCloud…… Continue reading Deploying vCloud Foundation 3.5 and the SDDC Bring-up process