NSX Distributed Firewall and “Enable TCP Strict”

23. April 2018 NSX 1
NSX Distributed Firewall and “Enable TCP Strict”
NSX DFW Enable TCP Strict Today, I finally had some time to dive a bit deeper into the 6.4.0 release of NSX for vSphere. When I was configuring the Distributed Firewall, I noticed a setting called ‘Enable TCP Strict” which I didn’t immediately recognize. After some investigation, it became clear that this setting strengthens the ...

My NSX one-arm load balancing epiphany

19. December 2017 NSX, SDDC 0
My NSX one-arm load balancing epiphany
Common load balancing topologies Sometimes you stumble across something so obvious that you cannot believe you missed it. I had such a moment today. I have been discussing load balancing topologies with one of my customers in the last few days and in each discussion we stayed exactly within the predefined color lines: a one-arm ...

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 ...