nsx lab -Configure dynamic routing protocols: OSPF

In the last post we configured static routes so the vm web-1 172.168.10.10 could reach the external layer 3 router 192.168.100.1 Static routes are probably going to be exceptions, and most deployments will use a routing protocol. In this post we are going to configure the following OSPF areas and mappings If you haven’t be …

nsx lab – implement nsx edge services gateway devices

So far we have concerned ourselves with east-west traffic, now we are going to deploy an edge services perimeter gateway, The object is communication outside of the visualization layer, or outside of the datacenter, basically  north-south traffic. There are two options once we have a dLR 1. The distributed Logical Router could be configured with …

nsx lab – Implement Logical Routers

Before we start lets get clear the objective, we need two vms web-1 and app-1 in separate layer 2 subnets. Although can now reach web-2 from Web-1 even though it’s on another host, we are unable to communicate between logical layer 2 segments For example web-1 in the 172.16.10.0/24 network segment cannot communicate with app-1 …

NSX Lab – Create Logical Switches

So now we start to see nsx in action, we are going to build a distributed Switch with a Transport-Network and 3 Logical layer 2 domains, one of the web vms, and two others for the apps vms and the db vm. Keep in mind this is for layer 2 network domains, machines within the same …

NSX Lab – Create Transport Zones

Next up is the transport zone. Configure the Transport Zone The Transport Zone is a collection of ESXi hosts that can communicate with each other through VTEP interfaces. A Transport Zone can extend across ESXi clusters, and across multiple dVSwitches, it defines the extension of a Logical Switch Although configuring the Transport Zone is easy,  …

NSX Lab – Implement and Configure NSX Controllers

The recommendation of VMware is that controllers should be deployed in a management cluster. Although controllers can be scaled down after deployment, they are quite resource hungry, so be sure you have enough available cpu and memory. So far we have the manager with 4 cpus and 16GB of memory (including a 16 GB memory …