Deploying NSX Advanced Load Balancer (aka Avi) in my homelab

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Deploying NSX Advanced Load Balancer (aka Avi) in my homelab
VMware acquired Avi Networks in the summer of 2019 to add Software-Defined ADC (Application Distribution Controller) capabilities to their Virtual Cloud Network portfolio. That’s a fancy way of saying they bought the most awesome load balancing, WAF and container ingress traffic management solution in the market. VMware rebranded Avi Networks Load Balancer to VMware NSX ...

Note to self: updating my standalone ESXi host

Update April 15th 2020: If you are doing a full upgrade, make sure you specify the proper profile name using: esxcli software profile update -d </path/to/depot.zip> -p <profile name> You can list the profiles included in the depot with: esxcli software sources profile list -d </path/to/depot.zip> I’m running a fully nested homelab on a single ...

How to Upgrade to vRealize Network Insight 4.1

How to Upgrade to vRealize Network Insight 4.1
After upgrading to vRealize Operations Manager 7.5, my next task at hand was upgrading to vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 4.1. I’m really looking forward to this release because it supports VMware Enterprise PKS and Kubernetes as a data source. Very cool! vRNI 4.1 What’s New! Martijn Smit recently made the move to the vRealize Network ...

How to Upgrade to vRealize Operations Manager 7.5

How to Upgrade to vRealize Operations Manager 7.5
It was time to upgrade the operations management layer of my homelab environment. This includes an upgrade to vRealize Operations Manager 7.5. vRealize Operations Manager 7.5 What’s New! vROps 7.5 introduces a lot of exciting new features, including: vSAN-aware performance optimization Return of the allocation model Identify orphaned (or “zombie”) virtual disks with reclaimable capacity ...