Jul 26

NSX – How do I know if I need it or not?

Not all data centers are created equal. Oh sure we believe NSX is the greatest thing since cornbread and chicken. The reality is any product that goes into your data center must be able to increase your efficiency while decreasing your overhead. Join Jimmy Ray Purser as he explains how the NSX Pre-Assessment tool works and how you can justify the need or not for moving towards a Software Defined Data Center. All without having to purchase a single thing! Free is good right?

Rating: 5/5


Jul 12

VMware NSX and the Data Center Network Evolution

Watch this short video from Gustavo Santana (author, VCIX-NV, triple-CCIE, and NSX SE Manager for Latin America) to understand how VMware NSX can positively influence on the architecture of physical data center networks. Here are some of the topics addressed by Santana:

* The evolution of data center networks from the 1990s to the 2010s
* Benefits and challenges of each evolution phase (STP-based, Multi-chassis, fabrics)
* An architectural perspective of VMware NSX
* A new proposed architecture for data center networks

The network virtualization revolution continues!

Rating: 5/5


May 16

Using NSX to make a Virtualized DMZ

Need a more specific use-case to get started with Micro-segmentation and the NSX Distributed Firewall? Your DMZ is an excellent place to start! Why let your blast-area be the entire DMZ network – limit the scope of damage to each individual server. OS-level firewalls are great – but are subject to being disabled once the server has been compromised. NSX, with it’s point of control at the vNIC level, completely gets around that limitation to help reduce your exposure.

Rating: 5/5


May 13

Using VLANs to Isolate Traffic

Using VLANs in vSphere helps you adapt the environment to network changes. VLAN modes overcome the limitations of the networking equipment and of host physical connectivity.

Rating: 5/5


Apr 29

VXLAN Virtual Wires, Part Two, Creating Virtual Wires

R&D Manager Sachin Thakkar shows you how to prepare your physical network for VXLAN virtual wires and then takes you through the procedure of creating a VXLAN virtual wire.

Rating: 5/5


Apr 28

VXLAN Virtual Wires, Part one, Overview

Using VLANs in vSphere helps you adapt the environment to network changes. VLAN modes overcome the limitations of the networking equipment and of host physical connectivity.

Rating: 5/5


Apr 24

Load Balancing Algorithms available for Virtual Switches in vSphere 6.0

In this video you will learn about the available load balanccing algorithms in vSphere 6.0.

Rating: 5/5


Mar 14

Migrating Host Networking to a vSphere Distributed Switch

Senior Staff Engineer Peter Shepherd shows you how to easily migrate host networking from a vSphere Standard Switch to a vSphere Distributed Switch in a single workflow.

Rating: 5/5


Mar 14

Enhanced LACP Support in vSphere Distributed Switches

Principal Engineer Ravi Soundararajan explains the concepts behind the Enhanced LACP support in vSphere Distributed Switch 5.5.

Rating: 5/5


Mar 14

vSphere Network I/O Control, Version 3

vSphere network I/O control version 3, available in vSphere 6.0, offers granular network resource reservation and allocation across the entire switch.

Rating: 5/5