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vRealize Lifecycle Manager 1.2 VC data collection fails when NSX-T hostswitches are in use
Sam
18/04/2018

When vRealize Lifecycle Manager 1.2 was released recently, I was keen to get it installed in my lab, since I maintain several vRealize Automation deployments for development and testing, as well as performing upgrades. With vRLCM I can reduce the administrative overhead of managing the environments, as well as easily migrate content between environments (I’ll […]

NST-T 2.0 Lab Build: Logical Router Configuration
Sam
19/12/2017

Posts in this seriesNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying NSX ManagerNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying Controller ClusterNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: ESXi Host PreparationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Adding a vCenter Compute Manager and Preparing HostsNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Edge InstallationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Transport Zones and Transport NodesNST-T 2.0 Lab Build: Logical Router ConfigurationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: […]

NSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Transport Zones and Transport Nodes
Sam
23/10/2017

Posts in this seriesNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying NSX ManagerNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying Controller ClusterNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: ESXi Host PreparationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Adding a vCenter Compute Manager and Preparing HostsNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Edge InstallationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Transport Zones and Transport NodesNST-T 2.0 Lab Build: Logical Router ConfigurationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: […]

NSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: ESXi Host Preparation
Sam
26/09/2017

Posts in this seriesNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying NSX ManagerNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying Controller ClusterNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: ESXi Host PreparationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Adding a vCenter Compute Manager and Preparing HostsNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Edge InstallationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Transport Zones and Transport NodesNST-T 2.0 Lab Build: Logical Router ConfigurationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: […]

NSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying Controller Cluster
Sam

Posts in this seriesNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying NSX ManagerNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying Controller ClusterNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: ESXi Host PreparationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Adding a vCenter Compute Manager and Preparing HostsNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Edge InstallationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Transport Zones and Transport NodesNST-T 2.0 Lab Build: Logical Router ConfigurationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: […]

NSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying NSX Manager
Sam
22/09/2017

Posts in this seriesNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying NSX ManagerNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Deploying Controller ClusterNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: ESXi Host PreparationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Adding a vCenter Compute Manager and Preparing HostsNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Edge InstallationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Transport Zones and Transport NodesNST-T 2.0 Lab Build: Logical Router ConfigurationNSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: […]

Book Review: VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive
Sam
03/07/2017

The Host Resources Deep Dive book by Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort has been one of the most widely anticipated books in the VMware community – previous deep dive books by Frank (co-authored with Duncan Epping), tantalising blog posts and captivating presentations have whet the appetite for the last year or so. Having sat through […]

PowerShell: Deploying vCenter High Availability in Advanced Mode
Sam
30/06/2017

With the release of vSphere 6.5, VMware upped the game for vCenter High Availability (vCHA) and introduced an active/passive/witness cluster setup to provide a failover cluster for vCenter Server Appliances. The diagram below shows the architecture of the solution. Deploying vCHA can be done in two modes – “Basic” and “Advanced”. You can use Basic […]

Lab notes: Upgrading vSphere 6.0 and NSX 6.2 to vSphere 6.5a and NSX 6.3
Sam
08/02/2017

I’ve been holding off upgrading my lab to vSphere 6.5 ¬†because NSX 6.2.x doesn’t support it. With the release of NSX 6.3 and vSphere 6.5a, I can now upgrade. The sequence of the upgrade is slightly different to the generic one published by VMware because vSphere 6.5 isn’t¬†supported with NSX 6.2. If follows that I […]