Just a small note – another version for NSX for vSphere. Some good improvements. Check out some of the better ones below. The release notes have more. More to come in some following blogs. What’s new?  Expanding physical connectivity options— by…

VMworld Public voting is on now. There is information about each session and public members are encouraged to vote for interesting sessions. Alas there is not author detail about who is presenting or additional information that was asked for when…

NSX Edge – Routing between NSX Edge and physical network with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Summary This use case demonstrates logical routing between a NSX edge and physical network segment. It demonstrates to the administrator the benefits of dynamic routing.…

The previous posts in this series have stepped through how to enable NSX and get some logical switches configured. Workloads now have L2 adjacency across IP subnets thanks to VXLAN logical switch overlays. It is time for routing. This post is…

So far we have covered off associating NSX manager to vCenter and then deploying the NSX Controllers. Now it is time to prepare the control planes scope and prepare the clusters. It is easy to do and probably the most…

In the first post in this series I demonstrated associating VMware NSX to vCenter installation. We covered off the NSX manager function and how to associate it. Now lets look at deploying some NSX Controllers. NSX Controllers are the control-plane…

This walkthrough takes a look at installing VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere 5.5. This series of posts will show the simplicity required in deploying a multi-tier application and delivering Network Function Virtualization to your network. This will allow application agility…

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…

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…

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…

What felt like a scene from a spy flick, the NFD6 delegates piled in to Aruba’s offices during #NFD6 for the Solarwinds presentation. Before we began I have had dealings with Solarwinds around their NPM Orion platform and was extremely…

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…