AWS S3 Backups for NSX-T

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 backup the NSX-v Manager back in 2018 when I first started working with Ansible. With the new iteration of my Home SDDC Lab, I wanted 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 […]

Ansible SDDC Demo Video

Following on the heels of the release of the VMware SDDC Ansible roles inside the Virtual Elephant GitHub space, here is a recording of several of the roles being leveraged to deploy and configure a set of ESXi nodes (advanced settings, DVS and VMkernel configuration) within a vCenter cluster, deploy an NSX-v Manager through ovftool and the deployment of the NSX-v […]

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