Category Archives: VMware

Get your VMware certification URL and PDFs

After all that hard work, it’s time to show off.  You can obtain PDFs of your VMware certifications or a URL listing all of them in the VMware Certification Manager. The URL will look like https://www.certmetrics.com/vmware/public/transcript.aspx?transcript=V5C8E3G22MVQ1VJX and can be send to … Continue reading

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NSX, BGP, ECMP quick hits

When configuring NSX, BGP and ECMP there are a few configuration requirements you need to keep in mind: BGP neighbors ESG Firewall must be disabled BGP Timers BGP Graceful Restart Static Routes on the ESGs Static Routes on the DLR … Continue reading

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Checking NSX DFW rules and rule sets

The new VMware Docs page has a cheatsheet of CLI commands but here’s what you need to list the rules enforced on a VMs vnic. SSH to NSX Manager {Note that you can enable SSH if needed from the “Summary” page … Continue reading

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Hardware VTEPs supported by NSX

I had a discussion with a client about this a little while ago and it took me some time to find the link, but here’s VMware’s current list of supported Hardware VXLAN Gateways. I’ve also been told there are some … Continue reading

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Powershell report on NSX IP Pools

While troubleshooting and NSX install I began wondering about the NSX IP pools and what was being used in them.  I still need to look up the allocated IPs and report on the objects using them (name, type) but for … Continue reading

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NSX distributed logical router appliance Part 2

In a previous post I talked about UDLR/DLR differences, why you might need to deploy an appliance with your (U)DLR and how high availability works for the optional appliance. This post will cover more on IP addressing for the appliance … Continue reading

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NSX distributed logical router appliance Part 1

When you create a Universal or “regular” Distributed Logical Router in NSX you have the option of deploying an appliance along with it. This post will cover why to deploy an appliance along with a DLR, configuring the appliance for … Continue reading

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