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PowerCLI: Enable VSAN on existing (stretched) vSphere clusters as autonomously as possible

Introduction During my career I’ve done quite some vSphere and VSAN implementations . The hardest part of implementing VSAN on a vSphere cluster is (usually) the network part. Especially in a stretched VSAN cluster configuration, there are some specific network requirements/best practices which should be followed, but because you don’t implement them on a daily basis you forgot some of the settings: you usually keep … Lees verder PowerCLI: Enable VSAN on existing (stretched) vSphere clusters as autonomously as possible

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Redfish API support on CIMC 3.0+

There are a lot of remote server management solutions out there (CIMC, DRAC, BMC, ILO). All solutions have there own set of API’s and functions. In a world where automation is becoming mainstream, the demand for an industry open standard has raised. The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has developed the answer to this question by creating an industry open standard for all remote server … Lees verder Redfish API support on CIMC 3.0+

Usefull vRNI queries to enable micro segmentation

This blog is related to earlier blogs: https://datacenterdennis.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/designing-a-nsx-security-framework/https://datacenterdennis.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/next-gen-network-security-topologies/https://datacenterdennis.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/nsx-security-vs-workability/ Introduction This blog may help you implement micro-segmentation by providing helpful vRNI queries. You can use these queries to identify VMs which should be placed into the different segments. You can read here what vRealize Network Insight is and how it works. This blog will help you using vRNI by identifying application-entities or security groups which can … Lees verder Usefull vRNI queries to enable micro segmentation

ITQ Transform ’19 – it was awesome

Yesterday on the 27th of september in Fort Voordorp in Groenekan (Netherlands) ITQ held their Transform event. For those who could not attend this event, here is a little re-cap: In the morning (before the Transform event really kicked of) ITQ held a unique VMware Cloud on AWS Master Class course: A 3 hour in-depth course were all aspects of VMConAWS were covered.ITQ invited the … Lees verder ITQ Transform ’19 – it was awesome

LACP and vSphere (ESXi) hosts: not a very good marriage

I receive a lot of questions from customers if they should implement LACP rather or not, so without further ado: In this blog I’m going to talk about if it is a good idea to configure LACP between your ESXi hosts and the physical switched network? The Link Aggregation Control Protocol delivers enhanced features for a Link Aggregation (LAG), ensuring a stable connection between 2 … Lees verder LACP and vSphere (ESXi) hosts: not a very good marriage

NSX-v: understanding and overcoming DFW firewall rule maximums

In this blog I’m going into the deep down holes of the DFW firewall rule maximums of VMware NSX for vSphere. As the stated maximum on the configmax-website are soft-limits and not hard-limits. Let discuss what the hard limit of the amount of DFW rules is. Let’s start by talking about the Distributed Firewall (DFW). The Distributed Firewall The DFW is a firewall which operates … Lees verder NSX-v: understanding and overcoming DFW firewall rule maximums