Blog Posts

Kubernetes with Cilium & Hubble

The first post in the series showed how to deploy Cilium as the CNI plugin for a Kubernetes cluster. This post will focus on bringing Hubble online within the cluster to assist in the visualization of the cluster and the deployments running on it. Cilium has provided decent documentation on Hubble that can be accessed on the GitHub site. Hubble […]

Kubernetes with Cilium

The Home SDDC Lab is fully online and operational now, so I’ve begun deploying different Kubernetes clusters, leveraging different CNA projects. The plan is to get better exposure to what the community projects offer before I dive deeper into the VMware Tanzu offerings. After deploying a rather vanilla Kubernetes 1.17.4 cluster with Flannel, I embarked on the journey of leveraging […]

AWS S3 Backups for vCenter Server Appliance

Update: Confirmed to work with vCenter Server v7.0. If you had previously configured the backups in vCenter Server v6.5 or v6.7, those settings are lost during the upgrade to v7.0 and will need to be configured again. This post is the third one in a series on how to setup an AWS Storage Gateway VM, configure NSX-T Manager backups with […]

AWS S3 Backups for NSX-T

Update: Confirmed to be working with NSX-T 3.0. If you are upgrading from NSX-T v2.5.x, the settings are kept during the upgrade, no need to reconfigure! This post is a continuation on how to leverage an AWS Storage Gateway tied to an S3 Bucket for backing up the NSX-T Manager. As I previously noted, this was a handy way to […]

AWS S3 for VMware SDDC Backups

Back in 2018, I wrote a blog article about leveraging the AWS Storage Gateway service with S3 buckets to provide remote backup capabilities to vCenter Server and the NSX-v Manager. With the deployment of the new Home SDDC Lab, I wanted to leverage that same functionality with NSX-T. It’s a quick and relatively low-cost method for backing up critical components […]