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ESXi Network Tools

Sometimes it happens to troubleshoot an ESXi host for network problems. Over time I created a small guide to help me remember the various commands, I share it hoping it will be useful to everyone 🙂 esxcli network (here the … Continue reading

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Deploy TKG Standalone Cluster – part 2

Here is the second article, find the first one at this link. Now that the bootstrap machine is ready we can proceed with the creation of the standalone cluster. Let’s connect to the bootstrap machine and run the command that … Continue reading

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Deploy TKG Standalone Cluster – part 1

I had the pleasure of attending the recent Italian UserCon with a session on Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and the creation of a standalone management cluster. Out of this experience comes this series of posts on the topic. As mentioned above … Continue reading

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NSX-T Upgrade

The NSX-T installation series started with 3.1.x, it’s time to upgrade to 3.2 🙂 The upgrade is completely managed by NSX Manager, let’s see the process starting from the official documentation. The upgrade version will be 3.2.2, this is because … Continue reading

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Create host transport nodes

Last article in the series is about preparing esxi hosts to turn them into Trasnport Nodes. First you need to create some profiles to be used later for preparing hosts. From the Manager console, move to System -> Fabric -> … Continue reading

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Create an NSX Edge cluster

Now that we have created our Edges we need to associate them with a new Edge Cluster. From the Manager Console navigate to System -> Fabric -> Nodes -> Edge Cluster. Select + ADD EDGE CLUSTER Enter the name of … Continue reading

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Install NSX Edges

Core components of NSX are Edges that provide functionality such as routing and connecting to the outside world, NAT services, VPN, and more. Let’s briefly see the requirements necessary for their installation. As can be understood from the table, it … Continue reading

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NSX Create transport zones

We continue our journey on NSX adding other pieces to our installation. Let’s define the Transport Zones to which we are going to connect the transport nodes and edges. Normally two Transport Zones are defined. Connect to the Manager console … Continue reading

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NSX finalize the installation

First login done! Let’s complete some basic configurations now. First let’s load the licenses, the NSX-T has a limited functionality license by default. Let’s install a valid license to enable the features we are interested in. It is possible to … Continue reading

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NSX Manager Installation

Now let’s see the NSX Manager installation, if you have checked all the prerequisites this is the simplest part 🙂 First download the OVA from your VMware account, to date the latest release available is 3.1.3.3 Move now to the … Continue reading

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