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Happy New Year! πŸ™‚ In the last two posts we had a look at two different methods for extending VLANs to NSX-T overlay. In the first post we configured a bridge which works well in scenarios where we the source VLAN and destination NSX-T Edge can achieve layer 2 adjacency. In the second post we…

Read more HCX Your Way To NSX-T Overlay

In the previous article we had a look at how VLAN-connected workloads were migrated to NSX-T overlay by setting up a bridge between VLANs and NSX-T overlay segments. This works well in scenarios where layer 2 adjacency between source and destination environment can be achieved. In other words, we can stretch the source VLAN(s) to…

Read more VPN Your Way To NSX-T Overlay

Organizations implementing NSX-T overlay have several options when it comes to migrating existing VLAN-connected workloads to NSX-T overlay segments. Common methods include re-IP’ing or re-deploying workloads to a new IP space allocated to NSX-T logical networking. It gives the workload somewhat of a fresh start. Besides, a re-IP process can be a very useful exercise…

Read more Bridge Your Way To NSX-T Overlay

Back in April I published a post about my GitHub repository containing Ansible scripts that perform automated deployment of nested vSphere/NSX-T lab environments. A lot has happened during the last 5 months and now that we’re close to making version 2 the default branch, I thought it would be a good time to give you…

Read more SDDC.Lab v2

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 stretched cluster architecture facilitates for higher levels of availability and things like inter-site load balancing. It’s a common multisite solution and also part of VMware’s Validated Design for SDDCs with multiple availability zones. Traditionally compute networking in an active-active multisite setup has had its challenges, but with vSAN storage and NSX networking technologies that’s…

Read more Deploying NSX-T in a Stretched Cluster – Part 1