Author Archives: josh@sostechblog.com

vSphere 6.5 iSCSI port binding

I was goofing around with my home lab and ran into an interesting tidbit regarding iSCSI port binding in 6.5. The documentation from VMware says: Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator. Click the Configure tab. Under Networking, click Virtual switches, and select … Continue reading

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Day 1: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course

Every wish there was a 9-day/81-hour course to propel you down the road to being a VMware Architect?   Wish no more. The VMware Center for Advanced Learning has gone live with a course intended to: Strengthen architectural & solution outcome skills in … Continue reading

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vSphere 6.x Observed IP range

Way back when I wrote about the “Observed IP Range” information reported for physical NICs in v5 hosts. I noted among other things that the field seems to be populated by a process that runs at boot time or when … Continue reading

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NSX: Upgrading to 6.4.0 from 6.3.x with a Control VM HA IP configured

tl/dr: If you upgrade from NSX 6.3.x to 6.4.0 make sure you remove the Control VM HA IP if it is set. Note that I have checked this with DLR and UDLRs. So I wrote about this the other day … Continue reading

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NSX 6.4 DLR HA changes

tl/dr: Enable HA during DLR deployment, don’t specify an HA IP address (if prompted),  use a unique logical switch for HA. Edits: Some info from VMware below. Also, if you are upgrading from 6.3 I would remove the HA IP … Continue reading

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VMware on AWS Quick Hits

vSphere plus SDDC Manager (VMware Cloud Foundation) plus NSX-V hosted on bare-metal at   AWS. VMware manages hardware account and bills you (separate from any AWS account you have) 4 nodes to start – each 2 socket/36 core, 512GB RAM, … Continue reading

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VMware AppDefense Quick Hits

Brought to you by the NSBU at VMware, home of NSX-V, NSX-T, VRNI. Cloud-based with a local “proxy” (assuming local need). Developer-focuses with tie-ins to development stream to track changes. Supports Windows 2012, 2012R2, 2016 with *nix support coming. Loads … Continue reading

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VMware NSX-T Quick Hits

NSX-T(ransformers) is a multi-hypervisor (ESX/KVM) cousin of NSX-V. Same SKU (if you own NSX-V 6.x, you own NSX-T 2.x). One NSX-T Manager can have multiple vCenters as “Compute endpoints” Standalone HTML5 client (not WebClient) NSX-T Edges can be VMs or … Continue reading

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Migrate VMs between portgroups/virtual switches/vSS/vDS

I wrote this to help a client migrate to VXLAN from portgroups. It pulls from a CSV file named c:\scripts\ImportPortGroups.csv which is structured: VLAN,PortGroup,wire 123,dVLAN 123,192.168.123.0/24 and accepts the initial number (VLAN) as a commandline parameter such as: changeportgroups 123 … Continue reading

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VMware Cloud Foundation Quick Hits

VMware Cloud Foundation consists of VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX and “SDDC Manager”. SDDC Manager will manage the lifecycle of the different components of VCF and can also manage the lifecycle of “add-ons” like VMware Horizon, VMware vRealize Suite, vRealize Operations … Continue reading

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