NSX DLR Designated Instance

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 great features — like having a Designated Instance when using a DLR. So what is a Designated Instance? Honestly, I did not know what it […]

Multi-tenant OpenStack with NSX – Part 3

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 previous posts in the series, you can catch up by reading this one. Originally the plan had been to segment each OpenStack tenant off with […]

Multi-tenant OpenStack with NSX – Part 2

The post yesterday discussed a method for having segmented multi-tenant networks inside of OpenStack. As a series of test cases were worked through with a setup of this nature, a large gaping hole in OpenStack came into view. What does the previously described multiple external networks look like inside OpenStack? In the second and third screenshots, you can see the […]

Multi-tenant OpenStack with NSX – Part 1

I have been working on an OpenStack architecture design using VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) for the past several months. The design itself is being developed for an internal cloud service offer and is the design for my VCDX certification pursuit in 2017. As the design has gone through the Proof-of-Concept and later the Pilot phases, determining how to offer a multi-tenant/personal […]

VMware Integrated OpenStack – Collapse Compute & Edge Clusters

VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) introduced the ability to deploy to multiple vCenter Servers with version 2.5. The feature allowed the OpenStack management VMs to be deployed inside a control plane vCenter, while allowing the data plane to use a separate vCenter server. The architecture model still required three clusters: Management Cluster (Management vCenter Server) Compute Cluster(s) (Workload vCenter Server) Edge […]

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