#converged #evo:rail #sddc #vmware #vsan

Please meet VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, EVO:RAIL

VMware will announce today at VMworld US its hyper-converged solution: EVO:RAIL™. VMware EVO:RAIL is the first hyper-converged infrastructure appliance powered 100% by VMware’s compute, networking, storage, and management software. EVO: RAIL Deployment, Configuration, and Management streamlines initial setup and ongoing operations including updates with zero downtime and automatic scale-out. EVO:RAIL is fully deployed in minutes, once racked, cabled and powered on. But, wait…so VMware will sell hardware now? No, VMware is not entering the hardware market. ...

#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. ...

#network #vmware #vsphere

Enhanced LACP Support missing in my Distributed Switch 5.5

I have talked about vSphere 5.5 Enhanced LACP Support Design Considerations in a previous article. Without resuming all details of this post, VMware introduced LACP support on vSphere Distributed Switch in vSphere 5.1. LACP controls the bundling of several physical network links together to form a logical channel for increased bandwidth and redundancy purposes. Enhanced LACP Support (LACP v2) on VMware vSphere 5.5 (released in september 2013) introduced a larger set of features to improve dynamic link aggregation flexibility compared with vSphere 5. ...