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NSX 6.x Network Communications Diagram
26/01/2018 | Sam

There are a few NSX Communications network diagrams floating around, but none have really displayed the info in a way I found to be clear or complete enough. To that end, I have been working on a diagram that covers as much of the communications between NSX Components as I can. I’ve currently only covered […]

vRealize Automation 7.3 and NSX – Micro-segmentation strategies
19/01/2018 | Sam
Day 2 Actions Micro-segmentation Strategy

vRealize Automation and NSX integration has introduced the ability to deploy multi-tiered applications with network services included. The current integration also enables a method to deploy micro-segmentation out of the box, based on dynamic Security Group membership and the Service Composer. This method does have some limitations, and can be inflexible for the on-going management […]

#vROps data retention and the Cleaner
17/01/2018 | Simon

Something that has come up with customers recently is why and when old data is cleaned up from your vROps instance. I will make the assumption that you have your data retention set to 6 months but the process is the same whether the value is less than or greater than 6 months. When data […]

Looking back on 2017 and looking forward into 2018
05/01/2018 | Simon

Upon seeing others in the wider community making a blog post like this as a marker in the sand I thought I would follow suit as a way to see what I have learned and goals I would like to achieve in the coming year. 2017 was a good year and a very busy one […]

NSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Upgrading to NSX-T 2.1
22/12/2017 | 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: […]

NST-T 2.0 Lab Build: Logical Router Configuration
19/12/2017 | 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: […]

One Node vSAN Lab Host
12/12/2017 | Sam

A little while ago I replaced my three ageing Intel NUC hosts with a single (still ageing) Dell T7500 workstation. The workstation provides 24 processor cores and 96GB RAM for a really reasonable price, while still being quiet enough to sit in my home office. One of the driving factors in retiring the old NUCs […]

Introduction to NSX APIs – vBrownBag
24/11/2017 | Sam

Last Tuesday I had the privilege of presenting an introduction to the NSX APIs on vBrownBag EMEA – you can view the recording below or on vBrownBag’s youtube channel.

NSX-T 2.0 Lab Build: Transport Zones and Transport Nodes
23/10/2017 | 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: […]