Categoriearchief: NSX-T

vSphere vCenter and NSX-T, Portgroup and Segment inventory out of sync

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In a SDDC project the customer is requesting to rename the vLANS and vSphere vCenter Portgroups. Since the costomer is using NSX-T Datacenter the place to perform this rename is actions is the NSX-T Datacenter Manager console.  The location where you can find this information is under Network>Segments. Or via the API.

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NSX-T Data Center required network ports

nsxtIn this blog post I will sum up all the network ports that are required to operate various capabilities that are within NSX-T Data Center. This blog is about current version of NSX-T Data Center, the current version is 3.2.0.0.1. Please acknowledge that not all features are available under each NSX-T Data Center Edition.
Please verify which features are licensed for your deployment so you can check which features you can deploy under your license.

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NSX-T Manager SSH Root Access Denied

We want to logon to access the NSX-T as root via Putty, when we try to logon we are presented with a Access Denied error.

To resolve this issue we perform the following procedure:

Access the NSX-T manager console via vCenter and logon with your root credentials.

vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Press “I” to access INSERT Mode

Change PermitRootLogin to yes

Change StrictModes to no 

Press the ESC key to exit the INSERT Mode
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VMworld 2021 Top 10 session to watch

vmworld2021It is that time of the year again to start looking forward to VMworld 2021. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic VMworld 2021 will again be “fully virtual” again.

The upside to a virtual event is that you don’t need to walk across a big conference complex to get from one session to another. You can follow the conference from the luxury of you own chair and desk. Poor your own drink of choice, sit back and relax and take in all the information on VMware latest and greatest from your own home. Because VMworld 2021 will be fully virtual, like last year that will make it easier for people to attend since you don’t need to arrange travel (flight/hotel) to attend VMworld.

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Fixing an interrupted NSX-T Manager upgrade

nsxtThe process for upgrading the NSX-T managers in an environment is a automated process that works through three managers and finishes the moment all the NSX-T managers are upgraded to the new desired version. Recently I was upgrading a NSX-T datacenter environment from version 3.1.0.0.017107177 to version 3.1.1.0.0.17483065 in my lab environment. The Edge nodes and Transport Nodes had already been upgraded successfully. While we where in the middle of upgrading the the NSX-T manager upgrade got interrupted and the NSX-T managers rebooted when the upgrade was not yet finished.
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Advanced Cross vCenter vMotion

vmware_vSphere7_graphicVMware released vSphere version 7.0 U1c – 17327586 in December 2020. Next to the cool new features that is included in this version (This blog is al about one of those cool features) another very important reason to download and install this version of vSphere is that it closes a major security issue with previous versions. You can find more info on this here.
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Upgrade NSX-T Edge Nodes

image-1VMware NSX-T delivers virtual networking in a software defined datacenter. In this article we are going to take a look at a VMware NSX-T environment that is ready for upgrading. In this blog we will upgrade the seven NSX-T Edge nodes. Let’s first take a look at what is the function of Edge nodes within the NSX-T architecture. An NSX Edge nodes are service appliances that run centralized network services that cannot be distributed to the hypervisors. An NSX Edge node can belong to one overlay transport zone and multiple vLan transport zones.
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