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 […]

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 […]

VMworld Sessions – Practical NSX Distributed Firewall Policy Creation

Ron Fuller, double CCIE, co-author of NSX Fundamentals Live Lessons and NSX Essentials book, dives into one really powerful aspect of NSX, the distributed firewall and how policies can be created. The separation of network traffic has been fundamental to security compliance, for years we have been achieving this primarily through vlans and portgroups, switching […]

VMworld Sessions – The Architectural Future of Network Virtualization

This was one of my favorite sessions on the NSX track in VMworld Barcelona, Bruce Davie, formally of Cisco and Nicira, now CTO and Principal Engineer for Networking at VMware. What I liked most was how he abstracted complexity.   “The problem is scale” With forecasters predicting a huge increase in devices, automation, security and application continuity will have […]

vsphere what’s new – vcsa – native backup and restore

Increased dependencies on vCenter mean than its loss could represent a huge loss of service to the control and management of on premises virtual infrastructures. No only VMware solutions but third party backup solutions, are increasingly dependent on vCenter availability. Deploying vCenter to a management cluster and buying additional licences to manage the management cluster […]