Apr 23

Network Virtualization with Dell and VMware NSX

Dell and VMware have partnered to provide a solution for the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) using VMware NSX network virtualization technology running on top of reliable Dell servers,…

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Apr 23

Chalk Talk on Network Virtualization and VMware NSX w/ Bruce Davie

Principal Engineer Bruce Davie talks with David Davies of Actual/Tech Media to white board out network virtualization.

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Apr 23

VMware NSX Introduction

VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform that delivers the operational model of a VM for the network to transform data center operations and economics. – See more at: www.VMware.com/produ …

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Apr 22

VMworld 2014 NET3305 S Virtualize your Network with VMware NSX

NOTE: This video is roughly 60 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

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Feb 18

VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere: 04 Configuring a Logical Switch

VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere: 04 Configuring a Logical Switch.

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Feb 18

VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere: 03 Preparing Hosts and Configuring Unicast VXLAN

VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere: 03 Preparing Hosts and Configuring Unicast VXLAN.

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Feb 18

VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere:01 Deploying the NSX vAppliance.

VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere – 01 Deploying the NSX vAppliance.

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Feb 18

VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere: 02 Deploying the NSX Controllers

VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere: 02 Deploying the NSX Controllers.

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Oct 12

Getting Started Guide for NSX vSphere

Introduction

This is a step by step install & configuration guide along with screenshots of relevant steps for VMware NSX vSphere, release 6.0.x
Author: Dimitri Desmidt with editing by Arley Lewis

This document provides step-by-step examples that demonstrate how to set up the following network services in NSX for vSphere:

  • Logical Switches
  • Logical Distributed Routers
  • Distributed Firewalls
  • Logical Load Balancers (Edge)
  • Logical Centralized Routers (Edge)
  • ■ with Dynamic Routing
    ■ with many-to-one NAT

At the end, you’ll have the following logical network deployed in your lab:

Logical View od lab

L2 bridging, VPN, and service composer are not covered in this document. Likewise, integrations with third party vendors, such as Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and F5, are not covered here.

Installation of NSX for vSphere

This section guides you through the step-by-step installation, configuration and validation of a new NSX for vSphere (“NSX-v”) deployment.

VMware elements:
Prior to installing NSX for vSphere, you must deploy:

  • vCenter 5.5 with:
  • one or more Compute clusters
  • Management and Edge cluster
  • two or more ESXi 5.5 in each cluster

Each ESXi host has the following characteristics:

  • Server hardware is listed on the VMware HCL for vSphere 5.5
  • 2x Quad Core x86_64 compatible CPUs with a speed of 2Ghz or greater, plus hardware-assisted virtualization support (total of 8 physical cores)
  • 32GB of RAM or greater
  • 2x Physical NICs
  • Either 5GB of Local Disk/Dedicated boot from SAN LUN or supported ESXi embedded device (USB/SD). Local Disk is not required if vSphere Auto Deploy is used.

Infrastructure for NSX

Network Flow

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