NSX-T 3.1 Lab: Federation Object import

Intro One of the cool features that came with the new version of NSX-T Federation is the ability to import existing objects and policies into the Global Manager and thus change them from Local objects to Global objects which means they are then managed and configured from the Global NSX-T manager. This saves time as […]

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NSX-T Syslog Configuration

Intro Unfortunately unlike NSX-V, NSX-T does not have a simple GUI configuration for syslog instead each component needs to be manually configured and that includes the hosts. Having said that the configuration is pretty simple and I’ll run through how to setup the Managers, Edge nodes and ESXi hosts with a simple Syslog configuration. NSX-T […]

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NSX-T Local Accounts and Password Expiration

Intro By default NSX-T passwords have a 90 day expiration that applies to the NSX-T managers as well as the Edge nodes.This is something a lot of people are not aware of and often when logging in especially to the Edge nodes you get a password expiry message. Password expired The message alters slightly depending […]

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NSX-T 3.1 Lab: Federation Standby GM

Intro With the release of NSX-T 3.1 a few days ago there were several enhancements added to the product and one very big one. Standby Global Managers! With this addition Federation is now deemed to be production ready, the only thing really that is missing is the ability to maintain Security Tags when failing VM’s […]

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NSX-T 3.1 is now GA

Intro NSX-T 3.1 is now GA and it’s a pretty big update and brings in the much anticipated standby Global Manager and with it the production ready support so I expect to be busy designing and building more customer solutions using Federation in the upcoming months. For the full release notes go to https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/3.1/rn/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center-31-Release-Notes.html What’s […]

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NSX-T 3.0 Lab: Federation Tier-1

Welcome to Part 6 of the NSX-T 3.0 Lab Federation Series.In my Last Post I Setup the stretched Tier-0 gateway.In this post we will be deploying our stretched Tier-1 Gateway and connecting our test VM’s to the stretched segments. In our lab setup diagram we are going to configure the blue section downwards. From the Tier-1 perspective we […]

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