Although NSX Load Balancer is not usually the feature that makes customers buy NSX, it's quite commonly used. Included from the Advanced version, NSX Load Balancer offers L4 (TCP/UDP) and L7 (HTTP/HTTPS) load balancing, multiple SSL options (SSL Offload, SSL Passthrough or SSL End-to-End), … [Read more...]
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) with VMware NSX
NSX is VMware’s solution to virtualize network and security for your software-defined data center (SDDC). NSX network virtualization decouples the network from hardware into a software abstraction layer which allows you to programmatically create, provision, and manage your networks.
Someone asked me recently how to configure NSX Load Balancing to get a single virtual IP (VIP) with multiple ports. Indeed, applications often listen on multiple ports and to avoid creating multiple virtual servers for that, you can define VIPs that are based on a port range. Reminder: NSX load … [Read more...]
When NSX 6.2.3 was released earlier this year, a sentence in the release notes about failover caught my attention. NSX Edge — On Demand Failover: Enables users to initiate on-demand failover when needed. Well, since that moment, NSX 6.2.3 has been replaced by NSX 6.2.4 (sort of), but this … [Read more...]
VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.0.0 (formerly known as Arkin) is now generally available. vRNI delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security, with converged visibility across virtual and physical networks, planning and recommendations for micro-segmentation and … [Read more...]
I was reading through the NSX API Guide recently and a section caught my attention: Configuring Edge Services in Async Mode. When configuring edge services asynchronously, accepted commands return an Accepted status (HTTP response status code 202) and a jobId (or taskId). The advantage of the … [Read more...]