#cli #govc #operations #vsphere

OVA/OVF Deployment Using govc CLI

Deploying an OVA/OVF is a typical operation in a vSphere environment, and VMware administrators have plenty of options for that: using the VMware Web or HTML5 clients or techniques based on OVF Tool such as PowerCLI or Ansible. Recently, I have been using the govc CLI when I had to do a basic OVA deployment. Why precisely this method over a different one? Deploying OVA through the UI can be frustrating (especially when you have unknown errors, or after a vSphere upgrade) and time-consuming. ...

#nsx #sddc

Christmas Came Early: NSX-T 2.1.0 Released

Announced during the Pivotal SpringOne conference, NSX-T 2.1.0 is GA as of December 21, 2017. Among new features and enhancements, you will find: Load Balancing: to use logical load balancers, you must start by configuring a load balancer and attaching it to a Tier-1 logical router. Inline and one-arm topologies are supported. One load balancer can be attached to a T1 router. NSX-T load balancer supports Kubernetes service or ingress resources. ...

#api #nsx

NSX-T API: Embedded Documentation and Postman Collection

NSX-T Manager provides a REST API to automate management activities. You can interact with the API using RESTful web service calls over HTTPS. But what about the API documentation? There are multiple ways to get to the NSX-T API documentation, such as embedded API documentation in the Manager, the API Explorer or using a Postman Collection. NSX-T API Documentation The best choice, in my opinion, is to use the embedded API documentation which is accessible via the help link in the Manager UI. ...

#nsx #vrealize

Expand your Visibility in NSX-T with the NSX-T Log Insight Content Pack

When it comes to infrastructure, or security, logging is one of the main key elements: logs are the best source of information for troubleshooting issues, analyzing changes and obtaining runtime operational data. For that reason, I was looking to forward NSX-T logs to Log Insight to see what kind of queries I could leverage. I was surprised to find out that a NSX-T Log Insight Content Pack is already available! :) ...