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VMware NSX and BGP Design and Configuration


In this blog post I would like to share how BGP is configured on VMware NSX to automatically update routing information with the physical network.


Recently I was involved in a project where we used BGP to peer the NSX environment with the physical network. The design we did was challenging because of scale. The NSX environment we deployed meant for a multi-tenant Cloud platform scaled for several hundreds of tenants.


Troubleshooting Storage Problems with Log Insight and vROps

Recently we’ve had some serious storage related issues regarding latencies, which in some cases even resulted in frozen VM’s. In this post I would like to share how we’ve troubleshooted this issues with the help of VMware vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Operations Manager.


Micro-Segmentation using VMware NSX™ and Horizon® 6

In this post I would like to share a demo by Rory Clements from VMware’s End-User Computing team about network micro-segmentation using VMware NSX™ and Horizon® 6. This demo shows how NSX Security Groups and Policies can be used to allow or deny specific Active Directory Groups and Users to access to resources on the network.


VCS to VCVA Converter

In this post I want to share a very cool solution provided by VMware. If you want to migratie your vCenter Server with an external SQL database to an vCenter Server Appliance with the embedded vPostgres database you can use the VCS to VCSA Converter Appliance. The VCS to VCVA Converter Appliance is the winning idea from the 2013 Fling Contest. The Fling migrates the vCenter database, roles, permissions, privileges, certificates and inventory service. The target appliance will run at the same IP address as the source vCenter. Check out the demo from the VMware Labs YouTube channel. More info and download location here https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vcs-to-vcva-converter


HP 3PAR and VMware VVOL Demo

In this post I would like to share a demo on the HP Enterprise Business Youtube channel by Calvin Zito (@HPStorageGuy) which shows how a VVOL endpoint is created and added on a VMware vSphere environment with HP 3PAR storage. With VVOL’s you create a storage endpoint instead of a LUN or Volume on which your VMFS datastore and VM’s reside. Each VM has it’s one-to-one mapping with their unique storage volume and in this video is demonstrated how you can view and manage each individual VM with associated volumes and configuration, VMDK, swap and snapshot files.