Tom Hollingsworth is back from the Virtual Cloud Network Deep Dive and he shares his thoughts about why VMware NSX is becoming a powerful tool for all parts of the data center, from networking to security.
This week at Dell Technologies World, VMware announced their Virtual Cloud Network portfolio of products. They are charting a path to transform, organize, simplify, and automate technology services from the datacenter, to the cloud, and out to the edge with NSX, NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud, and NSX Cloud.
Rene Van Dem Bedem of vcdx133.com comments: This is the VMware NSX for vSphere Design Deep Dive. I have aggregated all of the design considerations I could find that need to be assessed in a VMware NSX-v architecture design. Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable. If you want more information […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: One issue about VMware NSX it that it does not exist an evaluation or a trial code in order to study and test it. This because the code is still on a Nicira web site and is much more restricted compared to other VMware code. Also VMware partner may […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: I’ve had the opportunity to deploy a few instances of Palo Alto Network’s Panorama and VM-Series firewall into VMware NSX environments. On the whole, it’s a rather straight forward process with some deep documentation provided by the folks at Palo Alto Networks (PAN). However, they have to rely upon […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: One of the many design decisions surrounding an NSX implementation concerns the distributed switch (VDS) and how far it should stretch. Many folks create one large VDS and stretch it across clusters for simplicity’s sake, which is fine. Be aware, however, that VMs can be manually pushed around from […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: Not all virtual networks are going to be connected to the rest of the network in the exact same way; some Logical Switches, in fact, will want to talk directly over layer 2 to an existing VLAN-backed port group, or need to reach a gateway or service interface that […]
Wahl Network comments: The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) directory was recently updated with a new wave of candidates that have successfully participated in the Network Virtualization track. I am very happy to say that I am one of those folks who successfully went through the process and am now a double VCDX (data center […]
Chris Wahl of the Wahl Network comments: It’s now time to build the logical network and the control plane for NSX between the computer cluster resources and the controllers. To accomplish this, we’ll spend time configuring VXLAN for the corresponding computer clusters, creating VTEP interfaces on the ESXi hosts, defining a range of segment IDs, […]
Eric Shanks of the IT Hollow comments: There are two terms used in IT that are often used in conjunction when learning about how technologies are built. These two terms are “Control Plane” and “Data Plane”. A quick and dirty definition of these two terms would be: Control Plane – The decision making part of […]