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NSX 6.2 Edge Services Gateway choices

One of the biggest issues when deploying NSX to determine what ESG, My current client. We had two options for a highly resilient deployment here is an outline of the proposed design. Option One: Stateful Active/Standby HA Model This is the redundancy model where a pair of NSX Edge Services Gateways is deployed. One of the Edge functions is in...

NSX v6 Bug for L2 Bridging  “Configuring Layer 2 Bridging on a Distributed Logical Router in NSX for vSphere 6.1.2 fails with error: User is not authorized to access object” 0

NSX v6 Bug for L2 Bridging “Configuring Layer 2 Bridging on a Distributed Logical Router in NSX for vSphere 6.1.2 fails with error: User is not authorized to access object”

Thanks to the consultants @ Gyrocom: IT Infrastructure www.gyrocom.co.uk for finding this knowledge base article. Symptoms Cannot configure Layer 2 Bridging on a Distributed Logical Router in NSX for vSphere 6.1.2 Configuring Layer 2 Bridging on a Distributed Logical Router in NSX for vSphere 6.1.2 fails You see the error: User is not authorized to access object edge-XX and feature edge.bridging,...

How to unload policy from a particular esx hosts interface 0

How to unload policy from a particular esx hosts interface

This would have saved some hassle on the previous incident on the POC. 1. SSH into ESX that runs the VC VM. 2. Run command summarize-dvfilter or vsipioctl getfilters to find out the filter name that is protecting the VC VM. The filter name starts with `nic-‘, such as nic-12345-eth0-vmware-sfw.2. Run command vsipioctl getrules -f <filter-name> to get the ruleset...

NSX outage causing a Nutanix cluster failure 0

NSX outage causing a Nutanix cluster failure

A few weeks back, I started  a POC running the Nutanix 3000 series and NSX. The theory was to consolidate VPN, load balancing, storage and compute into a single appliance: Oh please ignore for not using a flat network, this is a political and cultural challenge as people are not able to grasp concepts. Sometimes to go fwd we need...

Nutanix & VMware NSX proof of concept 0

Nutanix & VMware NSX proof of concept

For the next couple of weeks ill be working on a POC for the client I’m currently working for.  The client I’m working for has many distributed systems that have a low VM foot print but due to licensing costs (thank you Oracle), their physical foot print needed to be keep to a minimum. At each client site the hardware...

Deploying  a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) with No DNS 0

Deploying a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) with No DNS

Figured the root cause of the issues also documented the process for non DNS Sites After booting up the VCSA, you will be presented with this message. Toprovide the VCSA    with the correct IP address, follow these step To provide the VCSA with the correct IP address, follow these steps: Login, default account is root, password is vmware. As the message in the...

Hardware for home lab 0

Hardware for home lab

After trying to decide on the hardware specifications for my home lab  i have decided to go with the HP Z800. There are a many reasons to go with this platform, including that i have 34GB of ECC ram that i have lying at home. Plus is hits the WAF on the head (Wife acceptance factor) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wife_acceptance_factor. The Workstation will have...

VCAP-DCA Objectives 0

VCAP-DCA Objectives

Ill be adding useful material and links to the various sections.   Section 1 – Implement and Manage Storage Objective 1.1 – Implement and Manage Complex Storage Solutions Objective 1.2 – Manage Storage Capacity in a vSphere Environment Objective 1.3 – Configure and Manage Complex Multipathing and PSA Plug-ins   Section 2 – Implement and Manage Networking Objective 2.1 –...

VCAP5-DCA 0

VCAP5-DCA

This is something that i’ve been meaning to do for years. I plan to complete the VCAP before November 2014, in future posts i’ll break down the objectives and processes needed to complete the objectives.