Category Archives: VMware

New features with NSX-T 3.0 - Federation and Kubernetes on vSphere

VMware released NSX-T 3.0 today with some interesting features. In my opinon, the most important are below: Modern Apps Networking: NSX-T for vSphere with Kubernetes, container networking and security enhancements. Cloud-scale Networking: NSX Federation. NSX-T Federation NSX-T 3.0 introduces Federation - a possibility to connect many NSX-T instances with below benefits: Consistent Policy Configuration and Enforcement. Simplified DR. Operational simplicity… Read More »

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 »