NSX for vSphere 6.3 configuration maximums

NSX for vSphere 6.3 configuration maximums

Woo! This document could not have come sooner enough. The NSX for vSphere 6.3 maximums document can be found here.

There are two lines in the document that are salient:

* It may not be possible to maximiz e all configuration settings and expect your desired outcome.

  • The recommended configuration maximums do not represent the theoretical possibilities of NSX for vSphere scale.

This is important. Just because you can scale some of these numbers to their maximums – is it the best design? What decisions did you make to use that many security groups? What led you to use dynamic matching criteria based on Security Tags versus entity based inclusions?

If you’re working on your VCDX – this is a document you can reference in regards to your decisions you make.

This document will be updated for each subsequent release that modifies maximums.


Book Release: Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX

Book Release: Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX

When I was first shown PowerNSX a few years ago, I immediatly was hooked. I wanted to contribute on all fronts. This was code, documentation, web tasks, training materials, VMworld sessions, Tech Summit sessions, and more.


The demand for PowerNSX has been nothing short of overwhelming. We see it appearing at customers, being referenced in support cases by customers, engineering using it to automate tests, and more. This uptake caused us to start referring it to as “The ‘unofficial official’ automation tool for NSX.”

When I started to write the book I thought it would be a good resource to compliment what was already out there. The books goal is to provide insight into the most common operations and features of PowerNSX. It also highlights how PowerNSX can be used to create tools for your infrastructure. Peppered throughout the book is general advice and tips using PowerShell and PowerNSX as an administrator. It as released in digital and physical formats at VMworld 2017. 

Whilst I was not there due to paternity leave, my trusty colleagues and book contributors, Nick Bradford and Dale Coghlan were there to help represent. They were signing copies of the physical book and chatting to people about PowerNSX. They too were surprised at the support shown by people for the book and PowerNSX. So, with that, thank you! Thank you to all of the users and those interested in PowerNSX!

If you see me in person at an event in the future I may just have some hard copies to give out!

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