vDM30in30 Wrap-up

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

MIT OpenCourseWare

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I am a member of the last generation that remembers what it was like before the Internet took over nearly all aspects of our lives. I remember cassette players, the Walkman, 8-bit video games and […]