VMware had some pretty cool announcements surrounding OpenStack recently at VMworld. They pertained to VMware Integrated OpenStack or VIO. What is VMware Integrated OpenStack It is well-known that OpenStack is a fantastic framework that provides developers with cloud-styled APIs. Coupled…

In Part 4 of this series we will start deploying some Logical Switches. The focus of this series in walking administrators through performing tasks in the NSX environment. Details on how Logical Switching functions can be found here within the…

The topology below depicts a standard three tier application comprised of a web front end with a load balancer, application tier and a database backend. Each tier is a separate IP subnet on a logical switch connected to a logical…

I have been working with the RESTful API within NSX for vSphere a bit lately. I have been standing a few environments up with a python script that makes sequential API requests to the NSX manager. This has been pretty…

Logical boy in a logical world

There always has been to the idea of thinking in the logical headspace. Since the inception of Virtual Local Area Networks the wizards of the ether, Network Administrators, have had a notion of a logical and physical representation of the…

Nuage Networks at #NFD6

Nu-âhj: French, meaning ‘cloud’ is a division acquired by the venerable Alcatel Lucent, presented to the delegates around their Network Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).  The goal of Nuage is to deliver the instantiation of networks on demand when a workload…

VMware NSX resources

This page seeks to cultivate NSX resources from around the web to give you all the information you need with my commentary on the links. Stay tuned for updates and more links as NSX is adopted. Main Resource page VMware…

This year we saw the fruits and the go to market of many SDN and network virtualization products. It was great to see Nuage Networks NVP, Cisco ACI, Juniper’s Contrail and OpenContrail and VMware NSX hit the market. There were…

VMware VCP5-DCV

Last week I passed my VMware VCP5-DCV exam. This posts looks to review and give my impression on the sought after certification. Exam Quality Within the standard Pearson Vue test environment, VMware deliver an exam that is of high quality,…

I have spoken quite a bit about VMware NSX over the last couple of weeks. There were still quite a few unknowns amongst the twitterati and the community at large around designs. Today this has been solved with the release…

  I mused online recently about the team that Devin Akin is building over at AirTight. Hiring talent like Ryan Adzima and Andrew VonNagy is a great play on AirTight’s behalf. These are experts in their own right and alumni…

MetaFabric by Juniper

Today Juniper Networks announced the MetaFabric. MetaFabric is the next step and evolution in data centre architectures. There has been a vast amount of chatter, noise and FUD recently when it comes to flow programmability and overlay networking. What Juniper…

The NSX play for VMware has come through the Nicira acquisition and the evolution of vCloud Networking and Security. What NSX boils down to is an ecosystem of networking products that include orchestration, network function virtualisation, and hypervisor awesomeness. This…

Previously I covered components surrounding VMWare’s NSX offering and what made up the solution. After a year since announcement and much hubbub surrounding the “network admin unicorn slayer”, VMworld Barcelona marked the GA release of NSX. After I had some…

ThousandEyes offer a different spin on SaaS monitoring. They deliver the ability to gain critical insight into SaaS applications from the Customer point of view and anywhere else you want too. Their distributed agent model allows business to gauge a…