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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…

Read more Installing NSX Intelligence

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

Hi and welcome back. We’re looking into the NSX-T data path and investigating different points at which we can capture network traffic. You may remember from part one that virtual machine “app01” (172.16.2.50) is trying to ping another virtual machine called “web01” (172.16.1.53), but it’s receiving “request timeout”. We’re trying to find out where in the data…

Read more NSX-T Data Path Visibility – Part 3

Anybody working with NSX micro-segmentation knows the importance of monitoring application traffic and the associated distributed firewall rules. Today I just want to share a simple and quick way to increase visibility in the NSX distributed firewall logs. For this short article I’m using NSX-T 2.4.1 and vRealize Log Insight 4.8. vRealize Log Insight has…

Read more NSX DFW Quick Tip: Tag and Trace