VMware Cloud Foundation Configuration Bits

The VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) platform automates the deployment and lifecycle management of the SDDC. The deployment will help an organization go from installation of the physical rack to a ready-for-deployment vSphere environment in a matter of hours. The VCF platform includes the following VMware products: VMware vSphere Hypervisor VMware vCenter Server VMware NSX-v VMware vRealize Operations VMware vRealize Log […]

VMware Cloud Foundation Management Stack

The VMware Cloud Foundation platform includes a management stack, which includes several virtual appliances for handling the automation and SDDC lifecycle management of the platform. The virtual appliances will be deployed inside the management cluster before the VCF rack is shipped to the customer. The VCF management stack include: vRack Manager (vRM): 4 vCPU, 12GB Memory, Disk1 100GB, Disk2 50GB vRack-ISVM[1-3]: […]

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 […]

MIT OpenCourseWare

I am a member of the last generation that remembers what it was like before the Internet took over nearly all aspects of our lives. I remember cassette players, the Walkman, 8-bit video games and going outside from early morning to after sundown without an electronic device anywhere. My kids — I have six — are growing up in a […]

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