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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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vSphere 6.0 and NSX 6.1

vSphere 6.0 has been GA’ed for a few months and I have been seeing more customers performing vSphere 6.0 validation in preparation for upgrades to their existing environments or net new deployments. To support vSphere 6.0 GA, NSX was updated with provide vSphere 6.0 compatibility and today (July 22nd), NSX 6.1.4 is the current and latest version of NSX for vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 environments.

vSphere 6.0 includes major management architecture changes and this blog article clarifies what is supported today and what will be supported in the up and coming version of NSX 6.2…

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