Blog Posts

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 […]

Getting Started with NSX-T

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not a reflection of VMware or Dell Technologies. This is the first post in a series documenting how I have NSX-T configured in my Home SDDC environment and working (initially) with Enterprise PKS. NSX-T is not NSX-v Let’s just get that out of the way right now. The […]

Home Lab SDDC – Version 2.0

When I posted on Twitter that I had begun building out a new home lab SDDC, I had several people reach out and ask me to document what I was building. After a few years of regularly leveraging a physical SDDC environment inside a VMware data center (perks of my previous role), I realized that I needed to build a […]

VMware SDDC Failure Scenarios

Recently I have been having conversations around operationalizing SDDC environments, understanding what to monitor, and the most common failure scenarios. There are a myriad of monitoring tools and services out there that can be leveraged to varying degrees to monitor physical and virtual infrastructure. Over the course of my career, I’ve leveraged nearly a dozen different tools for monitoring and […]