Category Archives: FtF

FTF 011: vSAN and mixed storage policies

This post is a feature request for vSAN 🙂 One of my customers has a 4-nodes vSAN all-flash cluster. They use compression, deduplication and RAID 5 for non-critical VMs/vmdk and RAID 1 for critical. RAID 5 erasure coding requires less additional capacity to protect data than RAID 1 mirroring. When you have vSAN enabled and you want to… Read More »

FTF 010: How to change IPs on infrastructure when NSX is installed?

Yesterday we needed to re-address VMware environment - Management, vMotion and VXLAN. This is not a complex task until you have NSX installed in your datacenter. NSX VXLAN addresses reorganization When you need to change addresses of VXLAN the following steps can be useful: Prerequisites Create a new vSphere cluster and add to correct Transport Zone(s). Create a… Read More »

FTF 009: Cross-vCenter NSX - reorganizing

Recently I have had a task to reorganize NSX Cross vCenter domains - Primary and Secondary environments. My customer had eight vCenter with NSX - four pairs of Primary and Secondary. As you probably know or you can check on VMware page, benefits of Cross-vCenter NSX: Increased span of NSX logical networks. The same logical networks are available… Read More »