Check-out my latest blog post, Cross-VC NSX for Multi-site Solutions, on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization blog. In the post, I discuss Cross-VC NSX functionality and step through vMotion across different vCenter domains at two different sites. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘MAC address’
Check-out this overview and walk-through presentation I recently did on Cross-VC NSX functionality introduced in NSX 6.2. Deployment models, Multi-Site, and Disaster Recovery solutions are also discussed. To view the video, you must first register. You will then have access to this video and other VMware/NSX sessions that can be viewed on demand.
Ahead of this year’s VMworld which was just this past week (08/30 – 09/03), VMware recently released NSX 6.2 with many new and exciting features. You can see a list of new features listed in the NSX 6.2 online release notes. In this short post, I’ll briefly discuss the new Cross-vCenter Networking and Security (Cross-VC NSX) functionality. For more details and information, checkout the VMware NSX 6.2 for vSphere Documentation Center. (more…)
What if you were to use the CNA port’s WWPN (World Wide Port Name) within your zoning configuration on a backend Fibre Channel switch? What would occur if the CNA adapter went bad and needed to be replaced? Well, you would have to manually change all configurations that reference the LAN MAC Address or FC WWPN. In this case, the zoning configuration would have to be updated. This is where Dell’s M1000e FlexAddressing technology can help. (more…)
In a prior blog, Functionality of Layer 2 Switches/Bridges, I discussed the core functionality of layer 2 switches. In this blog, I hit upon the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) used on layer 2 switches to prevent loops. As mentioned before, loops can be created via layer 2 switches by using more than one link to connect to the same switches. This is often done for redundancy purposes but is not possible without STP. (more…)
In this lab I used a Cisco Catalyst WS-C3560G-24TS switch [IOS Version 12.2(40)SE]. Using Cisco Port Security it is possible to associate a static MAC address to a physical port on a switch. This only allows one host with that specific MAC address to connect physically to the specified port. (more…)