Posts Tagged ‘vCenter’

VMware SDDC with NSX Expands to AWS

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

VMC on AWS VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) technologies like vSphere ESXi, vCenter, vSAN, and NSX have been leveraged by thousands of customers globally to build reliable, flexible, agile, and highly available data center environments running thousands of workloads. I’ve also discussed prior how partners leverage VMware vSphere products and NSX to offer cloud environments/services to customers. In the VMworld Session NET1188BU: Disaster Recovery Solutions with NSX, I discussed how VMware Cloud Providers like iLand and IBM use NSX to provide cloud services like DRaaS. In 2016, VMware and AWS announced a strategic partnership, and, at VMworld this year, general availability of VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS) was announced; this new service is the focus of this post. (more…)


Cross-VC NSX for Multi-site Solutions

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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…)


VMware NSX Online Fundamentals – Multi-Site/Disaster Recovery

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

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.

VMware NSX Online Fundamentals – Multi-Site/Disaster Recovery

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VMware NSX 6.2 Adds Cross-vCenter Networking and Security

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

VMware NSX
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…)


Firewalling & Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX

Monday, December 8th, 2014

One very exciting and strong use case for VMware NSX is advanced security. VMware NSX has some inherent security features and also allows for 3rd party security appliance integration. In this blog, I’ll briefly discuss the firewalling and micro-segmentation capabilities of VMware NSX-vSphere. (more…)


Dell Networking and VMware NSX: Bridging Between Logical & Physical Networks

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

In a prior blog, Creating Logical Networks and Services with VMware NSX on Dell Infrastructure, I discussed how easily VMs can be moved from physical (VLANs) to logical networks (Network Virtualization Overlays or NVOs). In practicality, there will almost always be some physical resources on a network that are not virtualized or remain on the physical network (VLANs). So how can VMs on a logical network communicate with resources on the physical network?

One method of communication can be done with the VMware NSX L3 Edge Services Router. However, if you want to just bridge between the logical and physical entities such as bridging between VXLAN to VLAN, the VMware NSX L2 Gateway can be used and this specific use case is discussed in more detail in this blog. (more…)


Creating Logical Networks and Services with VMware NSX on Dell Infrastructure

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

If you haven’t already, please checkout the Dell-VMware NSX Reference Architecture (RA) whitepaper. In the reference architecture I explain in detail the foundational NSX-vSphere components and also how Dell can provide a complete end-to-end infrastructure (servers, networking, storage) to support a robust SDN solution with NSX. In this blog, I will provide a quick overview, some insight on NSX, and examples of VMware NSX deployment with a complete end-to-end Dell infrastructure. (more…)


Network Virtualization with Dell and VMware NSX [Video]

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Check out my latest Dell Networking video on Network Virtualization with Dell and VMware NSX. You can view it on the Dell VMware wiki site, the Dell YouTube channel, or see the video embedded below via direct link. (more…)