Monthly Archives: September 2014

VMware NSX Lab Environment: Part 3 – Storage Hardware

For the VMware NSX Lab Environment shared storage is required to support vSphere High Availability (HA), VMware Distributed Resource Schedule (DRS), and vMotion.  The amount of storage is minimal. Here are the requirements: iSCSI or NFS Two interfaces, or support … Continue reading

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VMware NSX Lab Environment: Part 2 – Compute Hardware

I have decided to use (4) Hewlett Packard ProLiant physical servers for my VMware NSX Lab Environment. A standalone HP DL320e Gen8 v2 server will be used for: (1) vCenter Virtual Appliance – 2 vCPUs and 4GB of memory.  This … Continue reading

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Upgrading VMware NSX 6.0.x to 6.1

Anthony Spiteri just started the series NSX Bytes: 6.1 Upgrade.  In this series Anthony covers the upgrade of NSX Manager, NSX controllers, Clusters and Logical Switches, and NSX Edge and Guest Introspection.  Part 1 focuses on the upgrade of NSX … Continue reading

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VMware NSX Lab Environment: Part 1 – Inventory Assessment

I have been working with several customers and partners who are exploring the features and capabilities of VMware NSX.  I generally direct people who are interested in getting some “Hands-on” experience with the product to VMware Hands-on-Lab Online. Today there … Continue reading

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NSX vSphere Troubleshooting CLI Cheatsheet

Sébastien Braun put together a great troubleshooting resource that can be found at the Yet Emerging Technologies bLOG.  The article is essentially a “cheatsheet” of CLI commands used for troubleshooting.  It is a very useful resource and as Sébastien notes … Continue reading

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Frank Buechsel’s take on the VCP-NV Exam

Frank recently passed the VCP-NV exam and he shares his recommendations for preparation in the article VCP-NV exam preparation at his bLOG vUnhandledException.

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Learn more about NSX-v Dynamic Types with this plug-in!

Posted by cdecanini_ in VMware Communities here.  The plug-in allows you to do the following: Listing NSX objects by list Have specific properties for the objects, for example a members list for a security group Having specific operations such as … Continue reading

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