Category Archives: NSX

Learning NSX-Part-11-Replacing NSX default SSL Certficates with CA Signed Certificates

I am a big advocate of not using the default SSL certs on any VMware products and I prefer using Signed certs from my CA server on my lab components. I have my CA server running in Windows Server 2012. … Continue reading

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Learning NSX-Part-10-Upgrade NSX Manager From 6.2 to 6.2.4

This week I was trying my hands on upgrading NSX to version 6.2.4 which was released earlier this year in August. I had no experience earlier with upgrading NSX manager and associated components, so I spent a lot of time … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Edge Gateway High Availability

Yesterday I was working on Edge Services Gateway in my Lab and deployed the edge gateway in HA mode. Soon after the deployment when I checked the HA status from vCenter, it reported status as Down To counter any UI … Continue reading

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Learning NSX-Part-9-Edge Services Gateway

In last 2 post of the series we discussed about Distributed Logical Router. Moving forward in NSX learning series, we will look into what is Edge Service Gateway and will discuss on when to use edge gateway. We will look … Continue reading

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Learning NSX-Part-8-Installing Distributed Logical Router

In last post of this series we discussed about distributed logical router and went through some important terms and terminologies. In this post we will jump into lab and will deploy logical distributed router. If you have missed earlier posts … Continue reading

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Learning NSX-Part-7-Distributed Logical Router Tidbits

In last post of this series we discussed about Logical Switching and understood when do we use logical switching. Also we deployed our first logical switch and moved a VM over to the newly created switch. In this post we … Continue reading

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Learning NSX-Part-6-Logical Switching and Transport Zones

In last post of this series we briefly looked what is VXLAN (In actual it’s an ocean of knowledge in itself) and also we configured VXLAN on our cluster/hosts. In this post we will be talking about Logical switching and … Continue reading

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Learning NSX-Part-5-Configure VXLAN on the ESXi Hosts

In last post of this series we saw how to prepare Esxi host and Cluster for NSX. In this post we will be talking little bit about VXLAN, what are its benefits and how to configure VXLAN on Esxi hosts. If … Continue reading

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Learning NSX-Part-4-Preparing Esxi Hosts and Cluster

In previous posts of this series, we talked about NSX Manager and NSX Controllers Deployment and also validated NSX Control Cluster status. If you have missed earlier posts of this series you can read them from here: 1: Introduction to VMware NSX … Continue reading

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Learning NSX-Part-3-Deploying NSX Controllers

In last 2 posts of this series we understood what NSX is and how to install/configure NSX manager. In this post we will be talking about NSX controllers. Before diving into lab, we will first discuss a little bit theory … Continue reading

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Learning NSX-Part-2-Installing and Configuring NSX Manager

In last post of this series we had a look into what NSX is and how it fits in a software defined datacenter. We also had a look on core NSX components and discussed in brief about them. In this … Continue reading

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Learning NSX-Part-1-Introduction

VMware NSX is the network virtualization and security platform that emerged from VMware after they acquired Nicira in 2012. This acquisition launched VMware into the software-defined networking (SDN)  and network functions virtualization (NFV) world. VMware NSX® is a software networking … Continue reading

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