Tag Archives: NSX


NSX L2VPN within the Data Center

NSX Edge Services Gateways (ESGs) are deployed to perform various network functions (Network Function Virtualization) in an NSX environment.

ESG’s deployed configured for L2VPN provide Layer 2 network adjacency between data centers allowing VLANs – VLANs, VLANs – VXLANs, and VXLANs – VXLANs to be bridged across a Metro Area or Wide Area Network.

The primary use case for L2VPN Edge Services Gateways is Private Cloud to Private Cloud and Private Cloud to Public Cloud Layer 2 LAN/VXLAN extension, but they are also a useful tool for VM mobility within a data center…

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Introduction, Software

NSX vSphere 6.1 now GA

What’s New in NSX for vSphere 6.1.0

NSX vSphere 6.1 includes multiple new features as well as operations, consumption, and hardening enhancements…

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NSX vSphere Service Composer – Part 1 – Canvas and Security Groups

When reviewing NSX vSphere for the first time, it’s easy to see the value of the kernel based distributed routing, switching, and firewall capabilities, combined with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) of features such as Load Balancing, SSL VPN, and DHCP, but Service Composer capabilities “out of the box” seem unclear…

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Software, VMWorld

VMware NSX vSphere 6.1 Announced at VMWorld…

I’m pretty excited about this… NSX 6.1 Announcement

New features include:

  • DHCP Enhancements / DHCP Relay
  • Two stage ECMP support
  • L2 VPN (including VLAN trunking) from two different NSX edges between two different (stretched) data centers
  • Load balancing improvements: UDP & FTP load balancing is supported
  • Seamless integration with F5 firewalls
  • Enhancements to the NSX distributed firewall include: reject action, enhancements to troubleshoot and monitoring

For me personally, the ECMP support stands out as awesome! Enjoy!!

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NSX Multi-Hypervisor 4.2.0 is now GA

This is a pretty special release adding some impressive features…
·         Controller hitless failover
·         Controller hitless upgrade
·         TCP flag-based security profiles
·         DHCP relay
·         OVS performance improvements
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