NSX vs “the Physical World”

A small introduction I’m visiting VMworld for quite some years now, and every year there is a fully booked session about “Deploying NSX Datacenter on a Cisco Infrastructure” (in this case NET1945BE). Each year this is a session full of discussions about whether or not it’s a good idea to run NSX AND/OR Cisco ACI from the audience perspective. The audience is divided into either … Lees verder NSX vs “the Physical World”

Automating Cisco ACI with PowerCLI (Part II)

In part I of the blog I’ve outlined the basic principles of how to connect PowerCli to an Cisco ACI environment, In this blog I will describe how to create ACI-functions¬†that behave exactly the same as PowerShell Cmdlets. PowerShell basics PowerShell Cmdlets let you do things (get, add, new, remove items) and the output of that cmdlet can be used as an input for a … Lees verder Automating Cisco ACI with PowerCLI (Part II)

Automating Cisco ACI with PowerCLI (part I)

This blog describes a way how to leverage PowerClI (from VMware) to automate tasks within Cisco ACI, the SDN solution from Cisco. PowerCLI is based on Windows PowerShell. The purpose of PowerCLI is to be able to automate tasks within VMware vSphere, which on first sight has little to nothing to do with Cisco ACI, but: As Cisco ACI and VMware vSphere are connected to … Lees verder Automating Cisco ACI with PowerCLI (part I)

VMware is deprecating 3th party vSwitches!

Last weekend VMware announced it will remove the API’s for 3th party vSwitches (like Cisco Nexus 1000v and Cisco Application Virtual Switch) with vSphere 6.5 update 2! There were rumours for years, but now VMware ¬†has finally set concrete steps, by announcing it will remove the API’s for 3th party switches. VMware will push customers to the VMware Distributed vSwitch (DVS) or the VMware NSX … Lees verder VMware is deprecating 3th party vSwitches!