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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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UCS and Mixed vPC / Non vPC VLANs

A great feature added to the Cisco UCS V2+ is the ability to map VLANs to specific Port Channel uplinks and/or Ethernet uplinks. This seems pretty straight forward, but this was not available in V1 and I am finding customers who are not aware of this capability…

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Migration Tool for N1KV to vDS

VMware now has a beta migration tool to assist with the removal of N1KV from vSphere environments simplifying the path to NSX. The tool uses Python and Pyvmomi (Python SDK for VMware API)…

Currently validated with vSphere ESXi 5.1 with N1KV versions 2.2.3 and 1.5.2b and vSphere 5.5 and N1KV versions 3.1.3 and 2.2.3, but reach out to your faviorate VMware NSBU Systems Engineer for more information.

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