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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+

Full explanation of NSX-T Federation (and that rhymes)

With the General Availability of VMware NSX-T version 3.0, one of the most anticipated features is released: “Federation”. NSX-T Federation enables customers to stretch their NSX-T deployments over multiple site and/or towards the public cloud, but still keeping one Single Pane of Management. With NSX for vSphere (NSX-v) this feature was also available and was called the Cross-vCenter deployment, which enabled you to could create … Lees verder Full explanation of NSX-T Federation (and that rhymes)

Using PowerShell to enumerate Log Insight events

When using the VMware NSX Distributed firewall, it’s common to use vRealize Log Insight for firewall rule analyses but there is a little problem with it, which I will try to explain and resolve. The great thing about the VMware NSX Distributed Firewall is that you can assign vSphere objects directly to the firewall rules. VMware NSX takes care of the translation of these objects … Lees verder Using PowerShell to enumerate Log Insight events

What is a vViking without beer?

Yes, I’m bearded. Yes, I love a good beer and yes, I love good BBQ too .. you can’t have it more manly than this!Maybe you already know me for my countless low-and-slow smoking BBQ sessions, which I’ve relentless thrown at you on your Twitter timeline #tweetyoumeat. But I’m always on a quest to raise my masculinity even more; So let’s talk about beer!And No, … Lees verder What is a vViking without beer?

PowerNSX: missing NSX Firewall rule functionality

PowerNSX (for vSphere) is a great tool for SDN automation. I use it on a daily basis and helps me and my customers a lot! But with every good product, there is always room for improvement! One of my customers asked me to add descriptions to existing IpSet object, add services to existing DFW firewall rules and retrieve the DFW firewall rule stats.Unfortunately these functionalities … Lees verder PowerNSX: missing NSX Firewall rule functionality

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