SSL Certificates for VMware Integrated OpenStack

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VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) enables SSL encryption by default and will be installed with a self-signed certificate. In order to provide your own certificate from a trusted CA, the VIO management VM includes command-line tools […]

vDM30in30 Wrap-up

The vDM30in30 challenge is complete! It was an amazing challenge to post almost every single day over the course of the month of November. I feel good about the quality of posts I put out, […]

Troubleshoot OpenStack Neutron + NSX

OpenStack Neutron likes to use some pretty awesome reference IDs for the tenant network objects. You know, helpful strings like ec43c520-bfc6-43d5-ba2b-d13b4ef5a760. The first time I saw that, I said to myself that is going to be […]

Using the VMware Validated Design Reference Material

Caution, this post is highly opinionated. I am deep into the process of completing my VCDX design documentation and application for (hopefully) a Q2 2017 defense. As it so happens, a short conversation was had […]

Recommended Read – SFlanders.net

VMware has a lot of products that compose the SDDC stack. Out of all of them — after the foundational ESXi — vRealize Log Insight had become my absolute favorite product. It is one of the […]

Deploying NSX Virtual Network for OpenStack

Continuing the OpenStack + NSX series (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) on deploying a multi-tenant OpenStack environment that relies upon NSX, this post will cover the details of the deployment and configuration. There […]

VMware Cloud Foundation Configuration Bits

The VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) platform automates the deployment and lifecycle management of the SDDC. The deployment will help an organization go from installation of the physical rack to a ready-for-deployment vSphere environment in a […]

VMware Cloud Foundation Management Stack

The VMware Cloud Foundation platform includes a management stack, which includes several virtual appliances for handling the automation and SDDC lifecycle management of the platform. The virtual appliances will be deployed inside the management cluster […]

NSX DLR Designated Instance

While a great show, we are going to talk about something slightly different — the NSX Distributed Logical Router (DLR) Designated Instance. NSX has many great features and also many caveats when implementing some of those […]

Multi-tenant OpenStack with NSX – Part 3

This next post in the series about multi-tenant OpenStack with NSX will discuss the use of a Distributed Logical Router as the bridge between OpenStack and the physical network. If you have not read the […]