Setting up layer-3 connectivity with NSX-T

Setting up layer-3 connectivity with NSX-T

After the installation and initial configuration, we can start building networks. In order to get connectivity from the virtual network to the physical network, we need to setup layer-3 connectivity. In order to be able to do that, […]


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NSX-T 3.0 – Initial Configuration

NSX-T 3.0 – Initial Configuration

This blog is to describe the initial configuration of NSX-T 3.0. After deploying the appliances, combining them into one environment and deploying the vSphere/vSAN environment, it is time to combine the two and create the virtual network environment.


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Other Intel and AMD small form factor (SFF)…

Other Intel and AMD small form factor (SFF) systems for vSphere Homelabs

Other Intel and AMD small form factor (SFF)…

When it comes to selecting a platform for a vSphere Homelab, there are many options which include building your own „whitebox“ system. For the large majority of folks, the preference is to purchase a ready to use kit such as an Intel NUC or Supermicro which both extremely popular. These systems not only work well […]


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Upgrading to vCenter 7.0 via CLI

Upgrading to vCenter 7.0 via CLI

First and foremost, let’s quickly review the upgrade tasks associated with upgrading vCenter and these apply whether you choose to upgrade via GUI or CLI. You can upgrade your existing vCenter 6.5 or 6.7 versions directly to 7.0.


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Top 10 VMware Admin Tools of 2020

Top 10 VMware Admin Tools of 2020

Last year the Virtually Speaking Podcast took an informal survey of the top 10 VMware admin tools and discussed the results on Episode 108. We invited VMware’s Duncan Epping and William Lam to share their input on the tools as well as their personal favorites. The episode was pretty popular, […]


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NVIDIA Drives NVMe-oF Performance for vSphere 7…

NVIDIA Drives NVMe-oF Performance for vSphere 7…

VMware recently added NVMe over Fabric (NVMe-oF) as a storage network protocol option in vSphere 7.0. The fact that the fastest shared storage solution is now able to be used by the world’s most popular virtualization software is a game changer, opening a whole new set of use cases for a […]


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The NSX-T Gateway Firewall Secures Physical…

The NSX-T Gateway Firewall Secures Physical…

The NSX-T Gateway Firewall secures physical servers for either traffic between virtual to physical servers and physical to physical server workflows.


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VMware Announces Enhancements For NSX Advanced…

VMware Announces Enhancements For NSX Advanced…

VMware has announced new platform enhancements for the NSX Advanced Load Balancer to replace legacy load balancers with modern, software-based solution.


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VMware Newsletter By VMLibrary – July 2020

VMware Newsletter By VMLibrary – July 2020

VMware Newsletter By VMLibrary – July 2020 Hi everyone, welcome to my first newsletter and of course there has been so much news and updates on the major topics that we have touched during July. […]


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vSphere 7 Security Certificate Mechanism

vSphere 7 Security Certificate Mechanism

As you all know, vSphere certificate management is one of the most important aspects of security in an organization. VMware had introduced VMware Certificate Authority as the default certificate authority in vSphere-6. It provides the certificates to ensure secure communication over SSL for […]


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VMware vCenter 7.0.0c high CPU usage

VMware vCenter 7.0.0c high CPU usage

After upgrading my vCenter server appliance to the latest patch, 7.0.0.10600 Build 16620007, I found out that the CPU usage was abnormally high than before. Specifically on “observability”. Constant 4 to 5Ghz usage with just 4 hosts connected. […]


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vSphere 7.0 – Upgrade virtual VM hardware and…

vSphere 7.0 – Upgrade virtual VM hardware and…

This is the last phase of our upgrade process. In our last two articles, we successfully upgraded our vCenter Server from 6.7 to v7.0, and we then used vSphere Lifecycle Manager to upgrade our ESXi cluster from ESXi 6.7 to v7.0. Today’s post will discuss the upgrade of virtual machine hardware and VMware Tools.


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VMware released VCP-DCV 2020 Exam based on…

VMware released VCP-DCV 2020 Exam based on…

VMware released recently a new certification exam VCP-DCV 2020 based on the vSphere 7 product. Until now, to become VCP-DCV you had the option to pass


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VxRail iDrac Setup with RACADM

VxRail iDrac Setup with RACADM

Today, let’s talk about the initial setup of Dell EMC HCI nodes and the main associated task, the VxRail iDrac Setup with RACADM.


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Upgrading to NSX-T 3.0

Upgrading to NSX-T 3.0

Long overdue blog article! Looking to upgrade to NSX-T 3.0? I got ya right here!


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