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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

Welcome back! I’m in the middle of installing NSX-T in my vSphere lab environment. In part one I installed NSX Manager, in part two I deployed the NSX Controller Cluster. Now it’s time start working on what it’s all about: The data plane. High-level overview Setting up a complete NSX-T data plane involves installing and…

Read more NSX-T Lab – Part 3

Welcome back! In part two we deployed the data plane for the East-West traffic in our cross-vCenter NSX environment. In this part we continue with the setting up the components for the North-South traffic. Current state A quick look at the current state of our cross-vCenter NSX lab environment. The management plane and the control…

Read more Cross-vCenter NSX – Part 3

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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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