So we have covered the typical challenges of a multi-tenant network and designed a solution to one of these, it’s time to get down to the bones of it and do some configuration! Let’s implement it in the lab, I have set up an NSX ESG Cust_1-ESG and an NSX DLR control VM Cust_1-DLR with […]
Based on my last post, you’ll understand some of the challenges that are faced with traditional approaches to datacenter networking so let’s get into the high-level conceptual design here of how we might solve one of these problems. Most service providers have or are at least familiar with using MPLS for customer segregation in a […]
As of late, I have been getting my feet wet in more networking things – Firstly out of necessity, but it has grown into a genuine area of interest to me. I have a homelab that I like to simulate a production working environment in, so I had a nice opportunity to lab up what […]
Over the last 12 months my posting has been dialled back, this isn’t for lack of wanting or ideas, mainly a lack of time and mental bandwidth. Reason being, I have been designing and implementing a new cloud platform (namely “STC”1https://www.novosco.com/cloud-solutions/single-tenant-cloud) for my employer, Novosco – as with any new service or product this requires […]
I’ve been putting off doing VCAP level exams for a long time, probably longer than I should have in hind-sight. But a month ago I took my brave pills and booked what would be my first VCAP level exam: VCIX6-NV. So the date was set and I have been studying in pretty much all the […]
I have been meaning to write this for a very long time, finally inspired by seeing Russell Pope’s absolutely insane lab in the vExpert Slack and Mark Brookfield‘s homelab post it started when my lab was a single Dell R710 with 96GB RAM and 2x X5670 procs. The home lab has stopped being a lab […]
I have recently been working on a larger scale platform for my employer, it requires quick deployments of environments on VSAN with some standardised VIBs added in, initially we were doing this with a standard ESXi ISO install through iDRAC and then installing vCenter, vSphere Update Manager and pushing the VIBs to the hosts via […]
While doing some research for NSX setups I found the urge to delve deeper into the calculations of some of ESXi’s load-balancing and teaming types that are available, below I have outlined the scenarios, calculations (where appropriate) and recommendations when it comes to choosing a NIC load balancing and teaming type.