How VMware’s cross-cloud NSX will work

Fix: vCenter failure to upgrade – unable to…

“Fix: vCenter failure to upgrade – unable to configure log browser windows service” via vnotions.com

Fix: vCenter failure to upgrade – unable to…

During a recent upgrade from vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d to vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3b it kept failing at the web client upgrade. After successfully upgrading Single-Sign On I proceeded with the upgrade of vSphere Web Client. I got the following error during the installation: Error 29702 unable to configure log browser windows service…Read More


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Deploy and configure VMware NSX in 23 minutes

Deploy and configure #VMware NSX in 23 minutes – VMGuru

Deploy and configure VMware NSX in 23 minutes

VMware NSX is completely software based. This means it’s flexible as heck and you can have a lot of instances running concurrently. It also means you can go crazy with your network topology designs and amount of tinkering you can do with your virtual network. I am someone who loves to tinker. Sometimes a bit too much. A consequence of this, is that I sometimes break my virtual test lab and have to re-install it and return to the starting point. This has happened a few times.


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vCenter Server 6.0 Upgrade – Log on as a…

vCenter Server 6.0 Upgrade – Log on as a Service error

vCenter Server 6.0 Upgrade – Log on as a…

It’s been a while since I upgraded an old version of vCenter Server to 6.0 and I totally forgot about the error that pops up about NT Service\All Services not having Log on as a Service rights….. I was actually going to blog about this when I encountered the error at the start of the year, but it totally slipped my mind…. I think I need to start keeping a list of things I have to blog about (old age)!


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Journey to VCIX-NV – Part 1 – Deploying NSX…

Journey to VCIX-NV – Part 1 – Deploying NSX Manager on VMware Workstation

Journey to VCIX-NV – Part 1 – Deploying NSX…

The VMware NSX Manager is the first component you have to deploy. The NSX Manager represents the Management Plane of this platform andenables you to usethe NSX Platform. Usually the NSX Manager is deployed by importing OVA File on vCenter Server or ESXi Host. When you follow the installationwizard for OVA/OVF it allows you to add network information, anadmin account password and aPrivileged CLI password. As described in my intro post, and for my lab purposes I have deployed the NSX Manager…Read More


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VMware discussing NSX Notes

Agenda

  • NSX 201 cross centre metro cluster, data centre migration / DR use case
  • NSX futures – distributed network encryption, management of containers, securing multiple clouds
  • VMware strategy for the cloud native applications and dev ops
  • Deep dive on Photon, lightwave, container management

NSX Discussion
How does NSX protect against bank attach or Twitter hack

NSX micro segmentation (isolation of apps)  ..DFW

3rd party integration like trend , Mcafee .. Steer traffic for layer 7 traffic.. For malware inspection.. Security tag VM.. It tells NSX to automate a policy, possible a quarantine policy

3rd party’s develop the tags ( protects against bank attach or Twitter hack etc ). NSX relies on the 3rd party NSX tags to apply a policy. NSX does have some features for tagging using activity monitoring an VM tools. VM tools can see what is running within the VM.

DMZ anywhere .. How long to provision a VM web facing and secure. NSX can spin it up instantly.

Secure user environment ..

Overlay virtual networking ( abstract )
Stretch across sites
Tunnelling ( change from vLans etc )
Logical layer 2. Packet in envelope. Encapsulate the traffic.
Vxlan

NSX is distributed across hosts rather than all going via a central physical firewall.

Develop cloud – Strategy vRealise but also others such as openstack
Others doing networks , Neutron in theory not as scale able. Challenge is abstraction layer.

Time to setup a PoC!!!

VMware do a NSX 2 day training

 

Containers – Cloud Native Apps

Contains, Windows 2016 ,G1 -> G2 -> G3 photon
Challenges with containers
Containers sit in the same user space on the same VM. Deploy multiple containers only appear as one VM in vcentre.