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NSX-T 3.0 comes with brand new features for logical networking in multisite environments. With NSX-T Federation the platform effectively receives a location-aware management, control, and data plane and this gives us, the implementers and architects, some very interesting new options when designing and installing NSX-T 3.0 in a multisite scenario. Although Federation affects all major…

Read more Configuring NSX-T 3.0 Stretched Networking

Some weeks ago I introduced you to my GitHub repository containing a set of Ansible playbooks helping people deploy a highly customizable vSphere 6.7/7.0 with NSX-T 2.5/3.0 nested lab environment. As I mentioned in the “launch” post, this project is a work in progress and during the last couple of weeks I’ve been spending many…

Read more Nested vSphere and NSX-T Deployed With Ansible – April Update

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

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