Experimenting with the REST API – What Tools can I use? – Part V

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Author : Michael A. Haines In this blog post we are going to continue looking at the common tools that enable you to interact with the REST API and in particular the Firefox RESTClient 2.0.3 Extension. We will cover : Continue reading Experimenting with the REST API – What Tools can I use? – Part V

Book Release – NSX for vSphere (A Foundation of SDDC) & What’s Next ?

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Ok, so yeah I know that since quite a long time I did not write a single article. Well, no excuse but I moved from South-East Asia to England now and was taking a bit of time to settle down. In the Continue reading Book Release – NSX for vSphere (A Foundation of SDDC) & What’s Next ?

NSX for vSphere and VXLAN UDP Port Number

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Author : Michael A. Haines, Prasenjit Sarkar In this blog post I thought it might be a good idea to share with you the current state of the VXLAN default port number and how this is implemented in the current Continue reading NSX for vSphere and VXLAN UDP Port Number

A separate NSX Edge Cluster or not ?

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During this week’s SDDC workshop in Austin, one of the attendee asked this question to my friend. What considerations are there for using a separate NSX Edge cluster? When you would, when you wouldn’t want to use a separate cluster. I Continue reading A separate NSX Edge Cluster or not ?

Uncovering X-Forwarded-For in NSX-v Load Balancer

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Few days back one of my close friend asked me that: Can we monitor the actual source client ip who requested for the web page when the web server is behind a load balancer? Another question came in around the Continue reading Uncovering X-Forwarded-For in NSX-v Load Balancer

Anatomy of DNS Forwarding capability in NSX for vSphere

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Author : Michael A. Haines, Prasenjit Sarkar There seems to be a little uncertainty or confusion about the DNS forwarding feature in Edge device of NSX for vSphere 6.1.x.  and so some clarification we feel is necessary. Firstly and to Continue reading Anatomy of DNS Forwarding capability in NSX for vSphere

Experimenting with the REST API – What Tools can I use? – Part IV

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Author: Michael A. Haines & Prasenjit Sarkar In part III of this blog series on the common REST API tools, we started looking at some of the more commonly used tools that can be used to interact with the REST API. Continue reading Experimenting with the REST API – What Tools can I use? – Part IV

Changing NSX for vSphere Manager logging behaviour using REST API

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Author: Michael A. Haines & Prasenjit Sarkar Here is an Interesting question that comes up from time to time, and is related to the NSX for vSphere Manager and logging, and in particular, what is the default logging behaviour of the NSX Continue reading Changing NSX for vSphere Manager logging behaviour using REST API

Distributed Logical Router Design Considerations with Multiple vDS

Author: Michael Haines, Prasenjit Sarkar. The following are some of the Distributed Logical Routing (DLR) and Dynamic Routing design considerations when architecting and deploying NSX for vSphere. If you have multiple Virtual Distributed Switches (vDS), such as a “Compute vDS” Continue reading Distributed Logical Router Design Considerations with Multiple vDS

Experimenting with the REST API – What Tools can I use? – Part III

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Author : Michael A. Haines, Prasenjit Sarkar In the third part (and subsequent posts) of this blog series on the REST API, we are going to focus on a few of the common tools that enable you to interact with Continue reading Experimenting with the REST API – What Tools can I use? – Part III