19 August, 2020

NSX-T – Services

Service Router Physical Infrastructure connectivity NAT DHCP Load Balancer VPN Gateway Bridging Service Interface Metadata Proxy for Openstack The appliances where the centralised services or SR instances are hosted are called Edge nodes. An Edge node is the appliance that provide connectivity to the physical infrastructure. Configuring NAT In NSX-T, you can configure the NAT on both Tier-0 […]

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14 August, 2020

[400] An error occurred while sending an authentication request to the vCenter Single Sign-On server

Whilst trying to access my vCenter 7 externally using a forwarding rule on my firewall, the following error message appeared: [400] An error occurred while sending an authentication request to the vCenter Single Sign-On server – An error occurred when processing metadata during vCenter Single Sign-On setup: the service provider validation failed. Verify that the […]

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3 August, 2020

NSX-T Logical Routing

Logical Routing in NSX-T In NSX-T, logical routing provides an optimised and scalable way of handling east-west a north-south traffic. Logical routing is used in many ways including, support for single or multi-tenant deployment models such as containerised workloads and multi-cloud environments. ¬†Separation of tenants and networks. ¬†Optimised routing path and centralised services in the […]

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27 July, 2020

NSX-T Logical Switching

Use Cases for Logical Switching With todays traditional datacentre switching challenges, businesses require multitenant or application segmentation. Virtual machine mobility requirements over layer 2 across networks and sites. However having such a large layer 2 physical networks can cause STP issue nightmares. Traditional hardware has its own limitations, swapping out ageing hardware requires downtime or […]

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