Getting started with VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) Part 3: NSX-T

In this article, we are now going to start configuring NSX-T so that it will be ready for us to install PKS and consume the networking and security services provided by NSX-T. The result is that PKS can deliver on demand provisioning of all NSX-T components: Container Network Interface (CNI), NSX-T Container Plugin (NCP) POD, […]

ESXi host with network redundancy using NSX-T and only 2 pNICs?

In todays data centers, it is not uncommon to find servers with only 2 x 10GbE network interfaces, this is especially true with the rise of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure over the last several years. For customers looking to deploy NSX-T with ESXi, there is an important physical network constraint to be aware of which is quickly mentioned in […]

How to troubleshoot NSX-T API errors when using PowerCLI?

In the last few days, I have been ramping back up on NSX-T usage, especially as I take a closer look at VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) which hopefully I will be able to share more with an upcoming blog series (at least, thats the plan when I find some spare time). While working on […]

Quick Tip - NSX-T 2.1 upgrade gotcha, use NSX Manager IP Address vs Hostname

NSX-T 2.1 was released right before the holiday break and one of the biggest enhancement is support for VMware’s upcoming Pivotal Container Service (PKS) which you can read more about here. Right before I took some much needed time off with the family, I had attempted an upgrade of my existing NSX-T 2.0 environment and […]

Deploying NSX-T VIBs and/or creating custom NSX-T Image Profile

Similiar to its earlier predecessor, NSX-T also provides complete lifecycle management (LCM) of its underlying NSX components (Controllers, Edges and Managers) including the Fabric Nodes (e.g. ESXi and/or KVM hosts). Additionally, a new Upgrade Coordinator is now part of NSX-T which greatly simplifies the patching and updating of the network virtualization platform. However, for existing vSphere customers who already have […]