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When it comes to creating a design for NSX-T Multisite, use case and geography are two key factors. Two common use cases for organizations to start looking at a multisite architecture are: Disaster Recovery – Protection against site failure. Availability – Workload pooling with active workloads at each site facilitating higher service availability. Site geography…

Read more NSX-T Multisite – Disaster Recovery Part 1

Integrating third party security services with NSX has always been a popular feature of the platform. While NSX comes with its own set of robust security services, there are scenarios where additional workload protection is required. The ability for a partner solution to leverage the rather unique layer in which the NSX platform operates with…

Read more NSX-T Guest Introspection With Trend Micro Deep Security

With NSX-T logical networking the Tier-0 uplinks become the central passage for all of the North-South traffic—i.e., traffic between the NSX-T logical networks and the physical network. A critical point in the NSX-T data plane and one that we might want to place under a magnifying glass from time to time. In this short article…

Read more Packet Capture On Tier-0 Uplinks

Welcome back! We’re in the process of building an NSX-T Edge – FRRouting environment. In part 1 we prepared the FRR routers by doing he following: Installed two Debian Linux servers Installed VLAN support Enabled packet forwarding Configured network interfaces Installed and configured VRRP Installed FRRouting In this second part we will first deploy the…

Read more NSX-T Meets FRRouting – Part 2

Until recently I always used pfSense with the OpenBGPD package as the NSX-T Edge counterpart in my lab environment. It’s quick and easy to set up and works well enough. But pfSense is not what I typically find in a customer’s production environment. I started to investigate other virtualized “top-of-rack solutions” for the lab that…

Read more NSX-T Meets FRRouting – Part 1

A while back Dumlu Timuralp published an excellent guide on integrating NSX-T 2.5 with K8s. If you haven’t read it already I strongly recommend that you have a look at it. The guide goes through every step of configuring the integration and does a great job explaining the architecture and components that make up this…

Read more Kubernetes – NSX-T Lab