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, especially some of the VCDX related posts. Understanding a Design Decision Designing for a SLA Metric NSX DLR Designated Instance I found that I posted […]

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 a nightmare when trying to troubleshoot an issue. Fortunately, VMware NSX also uses a similar character string when it creates logical switches. If NSX is […]

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 on Twitter today regarding a post on the VMware Communities site for the VMware Validation Design for SDDC 3.x, including a new design decision checklist. […]

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 first things I deploy inside any new environment, as soon as vCenter Server is online and sometimes before. It’s ability to parse, collect and search […]

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 have been a couple options discussed through the series, including the logical graphic with that relies on a NSX DLR w/o ECMP Edges: Or a logical […]