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

29. June 2021 NSX 0
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 ...

Adding NSX-T to my nested VMware homelab

Adding NSX-T to my nested VMware homelab
Nested homelab and NSX-T I recently published a blogpost about my fully nested VMware homelab.After completing a beta NSX-T Install, Configure and Manage course, I was  keen on adding NSX-T to the mix. The beauty of NSX-T is that it is not hard coupled to vCenter Server. By simply adding another (nested) ESXi host to ...

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 ...