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Written by Christopher Lewis on August 27, 2017

As VMworld US kicks off in Las Vegas, it reminds that I didn’t make it to Las Vegas this year (which is disappointing), but it also reminds me that I need to start preparing for my trip to VMworld EMEA in Barcelona. Given the fact that the two VMworld’s are so close together this year, that means there is less than 14 days to go! This will be my second VMworld and I am looking forward to catching up with people I haven’t seen IRL for the last year.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on August 10, 2017

The Top vBlog 2017 results are out and I am pretty chuffed that I managed a healthy new entry at number #136 out of** 273** in the overall Top vBlog listings. I also managed to place in the following additional vBlog categories: #10 in Favourite Scripting / Automation Blog #7 in Favourite New Blog #30 in Favourite Independent Blogger Not bad for my first year of blogging, seems my hard work maybe paying off!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on August 6, 2017

On Friday I took the VCAP6-NV Deploy exam. I didn’t manage to get a passing score this time, but that wont stop me from studying some more and taking it again. Given work commitments and holiday, this will probably now be at VMworld in Barcelona. How does it compare to the other VCAP exams? Like with all the VCAP6 Deploy exams, the exam is based on the “improved” VMware HOL interface.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 2, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 3.3 - Configure and Manage Additional VMware NSX Edge Services Configure DHCP services according to a deployment plan: Create/edit a DHCP IP Pool Create/edit DHCP Static Binding Configure DHCP relay Configure DNS services Configure NAT services to provide access to services running on privately addressed virtual machines Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 2, 2017

This post is one of a number of posts created as part of the VCAP6-NV Deployment Study Guide, Overview There are multiple component steps in configuring NSX Load Balancing: Deployment of an VMware NSX Edge Service Gateway (ESG). Enabling Load Balancing on the ESG. Creating Application Profile(s) (optional) Create Service Monitors Creating Server Pool(s). (optional) Create Application Rules. Creating Virtual Server(s). In this example, we’re going to use the Load Balancer configuration for deploying VMware vRealize Automation following the Load Balancing Guide.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 1, 2017

Dynamic Routing provides the necessary forwarding information between Layer 2 broadcast domains. There are 3 types of Dynamic Routing supported by VMware NSX OSPF, BGP and IS-IS. In this post, as part of the VCAP6-NV Deployment Study Guide, we will be covering the configuration of BGP. Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX 6.x environment. Configure a Router ID for each NSX Edge To configure BGP, each NSX Edge must have a Router ID configured.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 1, 2017

Dynamic Routing provides the necessary forwarding information between Layer 2 broadcast domains. There are 3 types of Dynamic Routing supported by VMware NSX-V: OSPF, BGP and IS-IS. In this post, as part of the VCAP6-NV Deployment Study Guide, we will be covering the configuration of OSPF. Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX 6.x environment. Configure a Router ID for each NSX Edge To configure OSPF, each NSX Edge must have a Router ID configured.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 1, 2017

This is one of many posts that will form part of the VCAP6-NV Deploy Exam Guide. When configuring Dynamic Routing within VMware NSX it is important to configure each NSX Edge, either Edge Service Gateway (ESG) or Distributed Logical Router (DLR), with a Router ID. Configuring the Router ID Note: These steps assume you are not even logged into vCenter Server. Skip the first few steps if you are!

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 1, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 5.1 - Backup and Restore Network Configurations Schedule/Backup/Restore NSX Manager data Export/Restore vSphere Distributed Switch configuration Export/Import Service Composer profiles Save/Export/Import/Load Distributed Firewall configurations Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX 6.x environment. Objective Breakdown Schedule/Backup NSX Manager data Using a browser, navigate to the VMware NSX Manager Virtual Appliance (https://nsx-manager.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 31, 2017

In this series of 3 articles, we’ll be looking at how to configure VMware NSX and VMware vRealize Log Insight together so we get the best possible logging. In Part Three, we’ll be looking at how to configure the VMware NSX Edge to SYSLOG to VMware vRealize Log Insight. Configuring a VMware NSX Edge to SYSLOG to Log Insight Note: These steps assume you are not even logged into vCenter Server.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 31, 2017

This is one of many posts that will form part of the VCAP6-NV Deploy Exam Guide. What is an Edge Service Gateway (ESG)? An Edge Services Gateway is a virtual appliance that is responsible for both North/South traffic and various Edge services, including Load Balancing, NAT and DHCP. In this example, we will create a new ESG with two interfaces, one to connect to the transit network (Internal) and one to connect to a vDS Portgroup (Uplink).

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 31, 2017

This is one of many posts that will form part of the VCAP6-NV Deploy Exam Guide. What is a Distributed Logical Router (DLR) ? A Distributed Logical Router (or Logical Distributed Router) is typically used to route East/West traffic between Logical Switches. In this example, we will create a new DLR with two Internal interfaces to connect the App_Tier and Data_Tier Logical Switches. FInally we’ll add an Uplink interface to connect the DLR to a “transit” logical switch.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO