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My First Personal and Uncensored VCAP-NV Deploy Experience (3V0-41.22)

Background I’m now almost 3 years (full-time) working with VMware technologies. And since the beginning I’ve succeeded and achieved multiple exams and VCP badges. But never ever have I tried the “next” step by going for a VMware Advanced Professional (VCAP) exam. But now that time has come. I wanted to prove myself that I’ve…

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[Quick Tip] Failed to apply BASIC license – NSX ALB (Avi Vantage)

With this short post I just would like to share an issue I encountered while installing NSX ALB with a BASIC tier license. I was not able to configure the NSX-T license when using the BASIC Licensing Tier.Together with the above error, I also had the following license violations: Object StatediffOperation is not allowed under…

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NSX-T Backup and Restore During Upgrade Procedure

About NSX-T backups and restore there are already a lot of documents and blog posts, but still I would like to add an additional topic on top of it. What if you need to restore your NSX-T environment during an upgrade? The past year a lot of new NSX-T versions were released. Think about NSX-T…

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NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Vantage) Upgrade Checklist

Upgrades, upgrades and again upgrades, nowadays it’s all about software upgrades. They are always announced as an easy and quick process, but is this true? In case of NSX Advanced Load Balancer, I can confirm. The upgrade process itself is very easy and straightforward. But nevertheless upgrades always needs some preparation. Therefore here some short…

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Config_checker.py crash – NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Vantage)

After upgrading an AVI load balancer environment from 18.2.6 to 21.1.3, the following issue popped up in the CLI. This error was only visible in the controller CLI whenever a backup was taken. It had to be related. And so it was. Every time before a backup is taken, some configuration validation is being done…

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Virtual Service HA and Placement Options – NSX ALB (Avi Vantage)

Before you can start deploying a new Virtual Service (VS) on an VMware NSX Advanced Loadbalancer, you get plenty of settings you can enable/disable or choose from. One of the first things you need to do after deploying your controller(s) is creating a Service Engine Group. These settings will define how all new Virtual Services…

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Software-Defined Networking Secures Your VCF – LightBoard Session by ITQ

How can a Software-Defined Network secure your VCF? You’ll hear everything about it in this “lightboard” video led by Thomas Bernard, Presales Consultant @ ITQ and Arnaud Gandibleux, SDN Consultant @ ITQ. Want to know more about this subject? Check out this page: https://itq.eu/technology/software-de… Thank you for watching. If you liked this video, don’t forget…

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NSX-T: Automated creation of edge failure domains

Since NSX-T 2.5, the concept of edge failure domains is introduced. Failure domains is a logical grouping concept within an edge cluster. These failure domains makes it possible to logical separate active/standby Tier-0/1 SR instances across edge nodes in different locations. (Racks, room, sites,…). The benefit of this is to guarantee service availability of a…

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Part 3: One-Arm Topology – The Impact Of The Load Balancing Service on your NSX-T Data Center Data Flow

Impact of the One-Arm topology on your NSX-T data flow Now that you know the different supported topologies and the exact impact on the data flow for the inline topology, let’s continue with the exact impact on the data flow for the one-arm topology. Have you missed the first two parts? Check them out: The…

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NSX-T 3.1.1 – How to configure OSPF on Tier-0 Gateway

The wait has been long, but finally OSPFv2 can be configured on a Tier-0 Gateway. Until now only BGP or static routes were possible to route between the logical and (legacy) physical networks. How to configure it? Upgrade to NSX-T 3.1.1 As OSPFv2 is only supported as from NSX-T 3.1.1, an upgrade is required. I…

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