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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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Part 2: Inline Topology – The Impact Of The Load Balancing Service on your NSX-T Data Center Data Flow

Impact of the Inline topology on your NSX-T data flow Now that you know the different supported topologies, it would be good to know what the exact impact is on the data flow itself. How much traffic is passing through the load balancer and how is traffic passing through the different NSX-T Data Center components.…

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Part 1 – The Impact Of The Load Balancing Service on your NSX-T Data Center Data Flow

About the installation and configuration of NSX-T Data Center and its features, you can find more than enough information in the official VMware documentation or other subject-specific blogs of NSX-T Experts. But what is now the impact of the load balancing service on your NSX-T Data Center environment? How does it affects the data flow?…

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NSX-T: How To Modify Compute Manager Credentials (API/GUI)

During the NSX-T deployment process, you have specified at least one compute manager. To do that you will use the a local administrator account or even better a dedicated service account to couple for example your vCenter to the NSX-T Manager. But what if you want to start using another account? In the underneath blog…

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VCF Edge Cluster Deployment Removal Tool

Since VCF 4.0, an automated deployment of a new NSX edge cluster is possible. No manual actions are required during the deployment of the edge nodes. You only need to provide the necessary parameters (FQDN, MGMT IP, TEP IP, BGP Peer,…) How to deploy an NSX edge cluster within VCF 4.0 is well documented in the…

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