VRO to delete lots of virtual switches in NSX

I created a workflow to create 5000 virtual switches in NSX… which was cool.  But it did create 5000 virtual switches which now needed to be deleted.  So I created a new workflow to delete[…]

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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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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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NSX Manager still running but disconnected from vCenter

A quick note in case you run into this issue.   I was running into problems where my NSX manager was running and everything seemed fine (NSX manager login / Console) but I could not[…]

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Configuring a NSX load balancer from API

A customer asked me this week if there was any examples of customers configuring the NSX load balancer via vRealize Automation.   I was surprised when google didn’t turn up any examples.  The NSX API[…]

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vRO add all virtual machines to NSX exception list

Almost everyone is using a brownfield environment to implement NSX.   Switching the DFW firewall to deny all is the safest bet but hard to do with brownfield environments.   Denying all traffic is a[…]

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What does apply to mean in NSX Firewall?

When I first started using NSX I ran into this little problem.   What does apply to mean and how should I use it? Background I believe the background for the apply to is from[…]

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NSX Controller forever deploying never working

I ran into an issue with NSX in the home lab where a new NSX controller was deploying and a power outage interrupted the deployment.  This left me in a state of deploying forever.  After[…]

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VCIX-NV VMware Certified Implementation Expert Network Virtualization Exam Experience

While attending VMworld I have made a habit of taking advantage of the discounted certifications.   Each year I have pushed into a new certification and given a try.   This year I have my[…]

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