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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

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

UPDATE 01/10/2019: As pointed out in the comments importing the NSX-T OpenAPI specification into Postman doesn’t work anymore. This is due to NSX-T OpenAPI specification not being totally compliant with the OpenAPI specification and Postman becoming less forgiving about this in newer versions. A workaround is to fetch the NSX-T OpenAPI specification in YAML format:…

Read more Getting Started with the NSX-T API and Postman

One of the first things to configure after deploying the NSX Manager nodes is backup. No NSX-T implementation should ever get configured let alone go live without a working backup (and restore) in place. Let’s have a look at how to set this up. Backup target NSX-T uses SFTP (TCP port 22) to transfer backup…

Read more Setting Up NSX-T Backup

Welcome to the final part of this series. We’ve come a long way. After configuring North-South dynamic routing between the Tier-0 logical router and the “physical” (pfSense) router in part 5, it’s now time to add a Tier-1 logical router and some logical switches. Tier-1 logical router The purpose of Tier-1 routers is to facilitate…

Read more NSX-T Lab – Part 6

Hi there again! I’ve made some good progress with my NSX-T lab deployment, but there’s still a lot to do! The plan Back in part three I made a high-level plan for the NSX data plane deployment. Let’s have a look: Prepare the vSphere distributed switch – part three Configure transport zones – part three…

Read more NSX-T Lab – Part 5