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One of those scenarios where the NSX platform really shines is in multi-site environments. Here NSX together with vSphere is the infrastructure that delivers on business requirements like workload mobility, resource pooling, and consistent security. Since NSX version 6.2 we can roll out NSX in a vSphere environment managed by more than one vCenter system.…

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3V0-643 is the exam code for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Deployment Exam. I recently passed this exam and thought I’d write a short blog post about it. About the exam The exam preparation guide for this exam contains the following description:” The 3VO-643 exam tests candidates on their skills and abilities…

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With NSX Data Center for vSphere establishing site-to-site IPsec VPN connections is done on the Edge instances. One X-Large ESG instance supports up to 6000 IPsec tunnels which gives you an idea about scalability. In this exercise I’ll show you how to configure a site-to-site IPsec VPN connection between two sites that are both using…

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After you prepared your vSphere clusters for VXLAN you’re eager to start building your SDDC network. You provision some logical switches, a distributed logical router and maybe even an edge services gateway. Before you know it you are doing full-fledged network virtualization. It’s simple enough, right? But then you realize you still have other virtual…

Read more NSX: Bridging between VXLAN and VLAN

VMware has released NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.2 and it comes with some nice improvements. Multicast routing is the big one in this release of course. It’s good to see that once again more NSX components can be managed/used with the vSphere Client (H5). Interesting as well is the addition of two new administrative…

Read more VMware NSX 6.4.2 Released