Management
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VMworld 2015 Review – Arkin.Net

As a Lab Captain for Hands On Lab HOL-SDC-1625, most of my time at VMworld this year was focused on supporting our NSX Labs. Fortunately, we were located in the same building as the Solutions Exchange so it was a quick dash to the showroom floor to see the latest and greatest technologies VMware and partners have to offer.

I have worked with many network management platforms over the years and one of the common complains with all management platforms is the User Interface and being able to integrate both physical and virtual aspects of infrastructure in a single view. Arkin is a new company with a management UI that is unlike anything in the marketplace today. Arkin’s “Visibility and Operations Center” has one of the finest infrastructure management UI’s I have ever seen, and provides an example of how managing virtual and physical infrastructure in a single view is possible…

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Certification
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Making The Case For Network Virtualization Certification

(Dwayne here! I would like to introduce you to Paul Mancuso – Technical Enablement Architect at VMware who I greatly respect for his technical acumen – We have worked together on some recent partner events and internal projects.)

I am excited to be invited by Dwayne Sinclair as a guest blogger on BeyondCLI.com. I work in the same business unit as Dwayne and discussed with him some ideas we thought would make for some interesting reading concerning certification in Network Virtualization.

In this short read I would like to discuss reasons as to why now is the time to get certified in this transformative area of networking…

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NSX-vSphere 6.2 VIB’s and VXLAN Troubleshooting

The following KB article details VXLAN troubleshooting but note the change to the location of the NSX-vSphere 6.2 VIB’s…

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2124894

In NSX 6.2 and later, VIB’s now have a unique directory:
https://NSX_Manager_IPaddress/bin/vdn/vibs-6.2.0/5.5-2926818/vxlan.zip

 

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Geeking Out
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VMware Extensible Debugging Tool for EPSec and NetX

VMware has a number of Engineering Tools available called “Flings” built by VMware engineers that are intended to be played with and explored as technical previews or simple diagnostic tools…

https://labs.vmware.com/flings?cat=1

The following tool is a debugger for EPSec and NetX implementations…

https://labs.vmware.com/flings/extensible-debugging-tool-for-epsec-and-netx

Enjoy!

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VMware NSX and IBM SoftLayer Cookbook

A brief blog entry and a somewhat dated “cookbook” which is in the process of being updated, but I learnt of a great use case for NSX to support extensibility of SoftLayer deployments. When the updated cookbook is available, I will share… http://wpc.c320.edgecastcdn.net/00C320/VMware_at_SoftLayer_CookBook…

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