NSX Bytes: Controller Deployment Gone Bad?

NSX Bytes: Controller Deployment Gone Bad?

NSX Bytes: Controller Deployment Gone Bad?

With NSX becoming more and more widely available there are more NSX home labs being stood up and with that the chances of the NSX Controllers failing due to “Home Lab” nested issues become more prevalent. The NSX Controllers are Ubuntu Linux VMs and like any Linux VM are fairly sensitive to storage latency and other issues that appear in #NestedESXi or lab environments.


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Why Should CIOs Invest in Network…

Why Should CIOs Invest in Network Virtualization with VMware NSX?

Why Should CIOs Invest in Network…

Data-center virtualization is nearly all-encompassing by now. Most corporations have achieved a compute virtualization rate of over 80%. Only very few workloads remain on physical hardware instead of being handled by a virtual machine, and usually that’s because of very specialized requirements of the applications themselves. Storage is following closely behind.


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OSPF, BGP, and STP: OH MY!

OSPF, BGP, and STP: OH MY!

OSPF, BGP, and STP: OH MY!

Welcome to another installment of the “Tim needs to learn networking better” series. This episode is not really anything specifically NSX related. I want to implement OSPF on my lab network, but before I can do that, I really should understand what it is and what it does. I decided to add a couple other protocols used in the lab. This write-up is simply for my own sanity-checking. If someone else finds it useful, cool!


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The Practical Path to NSX: Security,…

[VIDEO] The Practical Path to NSX: Security, Automation, & Application Continuity

The Practical Path to NSX: Security,…

Read more about network virtualization with VMware NSX here: https://www.vmware.com/products/nsx/ Milin Desai of VMware discusses an overview of VMware NSX at VMworld 2015. He highlights the 3 most common pain points within customers and how VMware NSX has addressed them through its value proposition. See a live demo of VMware NSX’s infrastructure security, IT automation, and application continuity in action.


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I…have made fire!: An NSX Story

I…have made fire!: An NSX Story

I…have made fire!: An NSX Story

In my last post I went through my initial deployment of the NSX Manager appliance. I have, since then, done so much more. As I told you in that post, networking is not my strong suit. I am really trying to learn as much as possible to try and fill in the holes. My big feat thus […]


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VMware NSX and Horizon (via VMware Velocity)

VMware NSX and Horizon (via VMware Velocity)

VMware NSX and Horizon (via VMware Velocity)

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has become an even more popular virtualization option for many organizations and VMware customers. VMware continues to work with partners to advance the protection of VDI deployments. Most recently the focus has been on introducing advanced security controls with VMware NSX (network virtualization platform) and Horizon 6 (VDI) environment.


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VMware NSX. What are we solving?

VMware NSX. What are we solving?

VMware NSX. What are we solving?

NSX has been the acronym on the lips of everyone in the SDN space. So I have been studying the VMware NSX software defined networking platform in preparation for my VCIX exam in the coming months and I have this few thoughts to share from some of my study materials about this exciting product from VMware, but what is it and what does it mean to your organization?


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Why Should CIOs Invest in Network…

Why Should CIOs Invest in Network Virtualization with VMware NSX? (via VMwareBlogs.com)

Why Should CIOs Invest in Network…

Data-center virtualization is nearly all-encompassing by now. Most corporations have achieved a compute virtualization rate of over 80%. Only very few workloads remain on physical hardware instead of being handled by a virtual machine, and usually that’s because of very specialized requirements of the applications themselves. Storage is following closely behind.


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Using PowerNSX to clean up network objects

Using PowerNSX to clean up network objects

Using PowerNSX to clean up network objects

I have been testing and validating PowerNSX lately when making the some new cmdlets. These cmdlets have been related to Security Tags. I am a person who wants to ensure I work on a clean environment each time to make sure I get the results I expect and not have spurious results because of a … Continue reading “Using PowerNSX to clean up network objects”


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