VMworld 2017 – The Exploding Cloud

VMWorld General Session US In the General session for VMWorld US, Pat Gelsinger, (VMWare CEO) looked to me like a guy who knew the party was coming to a close and it was time to make a move for the girl on the other side of the room. Amazon Web Services might not think of […]

Why don’t we do like AWS do? – Multisite Networking

When I started playing with virtual machines, I got a real buzz at how easy it was, spin up a vm, move it between servers or storage, right click and action. I get a similar buzz from working with AWS, they make technically complex but desirable solutions look easy. For example distributing an application across […]

VMware Advanced Certifications – Good, but must try harder

Although estimates are only approximate, it seems the numbers of advanced level certificated engineers for Cisco and Microsoft are vastly greater than for VMware. More than 41,000 cisco users have obtained CCIE status, those with VMware advanced qualifications don’t even reach 25% of that. I’m not even going to mention MCSE. I’m just blogging ideas here, feel free to […]

VMworld Sessions – Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere – Routing Protocol and Topology

This third section follows Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere – NSX Components, vCenter Topology, Connectivity Considerations and Edge Cluster Design   Routing Protocol and Topology Enterprise vs Datacenter Routing Don’t run multiple protocols Multi-tenancy indicates use of BPG Physical Core and Aggregation routing should be handled by the Enterprise team responsible for […]

VMworld Sessions – Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere – Edge Cluster Design

Following on from Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere – NSX Components, vCenter Topology, Connectivity Considerations This post covers reference architecture for NSX Edge clusters   NSX Edge Cluster Design Design considerations for Edge Cluster Design Establish the type of resources required for the edges: Load Balancers, VPN, dLR Control VM What is […]

VMworld Sessions – Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere – NSX Components, vCenter Topology, Connectivity Considerations

Nimish Desai, Senior Technical Product Manager at VMware, network guy, the face behind the Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere. This blog covers Part one of the two VMworld advanced technical sessions, focused on establishing a reference architecture, reviewing use case and best practices for NSX architecture. I have divided Part 1 into three sections to […]