Tag Archives: NSX

NSX-T a.k.a NSX Cloud API tips and tricks

NSX-T has lots of interesting capabilities, but due to the rapid development and release cycle many are only available via API calls right now. Making a request While the NSX-T documentation has some nice examples such as: Configure an L2VPN … Continue reading

Posted in API, Cloud, Network, NSX, Virtualization, VMware | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Network, NSX, Virtualization, VMware | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Network, NSX, Virtualization, VMware | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cloud, Computing, Network, NSX, Security, Virtualization, VMware | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Security, Virtualization, VMware | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Network, NSX, Security, Virtualization, VMware | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in NSX, PowerShell, Scripting, Virtualization, VMware | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Free NSX books from VMware

VMware NSX Micro-segmentation: Day 1 Guide VMware NSX Micro-segmentation: Day 2 Guide VMware Operationalizing NSX Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX

Posted in Network, Scripting, Security, Virtualization, VMware | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Network, NSX, Virtualization, VMware | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in CLI, Firewall, Network, NSX, Virtualization, VMware | Tagged , , | Leave a comment