vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) – Part 1: Overview

21. September 2017 Containers, SDDC 0
vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) – Part 1: Overview
Introduction to vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) Containerization is a hot topic in IT nowadays. In most companies containers are synonymous with Docker and what we are seeing a lot is developers simply requesting huge VMs from the IT infrastructure team to run Docker on it. The infra team manages a VM so they are happy, ...

Consuming the VMware NSX API

30. November 2016 NSX, SDDC 0
Using the NSX API as a consumption layer VMware’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution NSX is architecturally separated in different planes: the management plane, the control plane and the data plane. Right at the top of these three planes sits the consumption layer of NSX. This can be the vSphere Client GUI, a Cloud Management solution ...

VMware announces vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe 2016

18. October 2016 vSphere 0
VMware announces vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe 2016
VMware announces vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe Today, VMware announced vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe in Barcelona. This new version builds on the foundation of previous vSphere versions and contains some big enhancements to core vSphere features. HTML5-based vSphere Client Perhaps one of the most anticipated features is the new HTML5-based vSphere Client. This new ...

NSX Troubleshooting and vCloud Director

08. September 2016 Cloud, NSX 1
NSX Troubleshooting and vCloud Director
NSX and vCloud Director lab problems I had to do some NSX troubleshooting on a lab environment running vCloud Director and NSX yesterday with a colleague. Apparently something broke in our lab during an NSX upgrade and the quick ad dirty decision was made to just reinstall NSX. As it turns out, the hosts were not ...

Short OSPF primer and its use in a NSX environment

25. August 2016 NSX 0
Here’s a topic I did not think I would ever blog about: OSPF. I kind of mentally blocked out most specific details about all dynamic routing protocols after completing the Cisco CCNP Routing exam many, many years ago. Now I am studying for VCIX-NV and al of I sudden I find myself studying Not So Stubby ...