Basic NSX Setup using RESTAPI

In a previous article I used the GUI to deploy a basic NSX setup I wanted to do the same thing using the RESTAPI.   Remember the manual process took me about 20 minutes to complete[…]

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Does understanding the cost of IT really matter?

Welcome to my new form of click bait titles.   I have been thinking about this for a while.   I get to see a lot of different enterprise environments as a solution architect for VMware.   It’s[…]

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Basic NSX Network virtualization setup

This post will go over the basic setup for network virtualization in NSX.  This is nothing new or exciting but I figured I would share as more users are deploying NSX in their home labs[…]

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PowerShell get the latest VI events

From time to time it’s nice to search the VIEvent log for something specific.   I have found using PowerShell allows you to do this very quickly.   If for example I was looking for[…]

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Does Cloud + REST API spell the end of GUI

Fun question:  Does API spell the end of the GUI? I started my career as a Solaris and Linux administrators mostly because I felt that working in Windows Server took away most of my control. […]

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Advice to VCDX candidates from a Double VCDX

“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.”  – Drake Update: I have updated the wording on the constraints section to reflect a Twitter comment from Martijn Baecke‏ thanks for the fix[…]

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Redeploy NSX Edges to a different cluster / datacenter

First Issue my bad I ran into an interesting issue in my home lab.  I recently replaced all my older HP servers with Intel NUC’s.  I could not be happier with the results.   Once I[…]

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Powershell Functions for tags

Some quick powershell functions for tags in ESXi enjoy:

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Public cloud has forced change

Readers will immediately cry foul of this title.   Public cloud adoption is not huge and even in the most die hard cloud only shops it’s only around 40%.   I believe public cloud has[…]

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