With every new release of NSX-T interesting features are added to the platform. Take failure domain for example. Introduced in version 2.5, failure domain adds another layer of protection for the centralized services running on Tier-1 Gateways. It basically facilitates a rack aware placement mechanism for the Tier-1 service router (SR) components. In today’s article…

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A stretched cluster architecture facilitates for higher levels of availability and things like inter-site load balancing. It’s a common multisite solution and also part of VMware’s Validated Design for SDDCs with multiple availability zones. Traditionally compute networking in an active-active multisite setup has had its challenges, but with vSAN storage and NSX networking technologies that’s…

Read more Deploying NSX-T in a Stretched Cluster – Part 1

Recently a new version of the NSX-T Reference Design Guide was released. This guide, which now covers NSX-T versions 2.0 – 2.5, is a must read for anyone interested in the NSX-T solutions and their recommended design. One of the things you’ll find in the updated guide is a new recommended deployment mode for the…

Read more Single N-VDS per Edge VM

Welcome back! In part 1 we had a look at some NSX-T management plane failure scenarios and how to recover from them. In this part we continue to investigate NSX-T recoverability at the data plane and more specifically the NSX Edge. Quick note If you ever experience an issue in your NSX-T production environment, the…

Read more NSX-T Recoverability – Part 2

With NSX-T 2.5 comes NSX Intelligence 1.0. This component, which is part of NSX Data Center Enterprise Plus, is something I’ve been looking forward to since it was announced. NSX Intelligence adds a powerful analytics engine to the NSX-T platform. It provides workload and network context that is unique to NSX. Application owners and operations…

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Like everything else in life, stuff can break in your NSX-T environment too. When that happens it’s important to understand how to get things back on track again. In the following blog articles I’m going through a couple of NSX-T failure scenarios and look at how to recover from them. As usual I’m doing this…

Read more NSX-T Recoverability – Part 1