vSphere 7 and VCF 4.0: evolution or revolution?

vSphere 7 and VCF 4.0: evolution or revolution?

When looking at the new version-numbers of both products, you might think, “a major update, but going further along an already well-trodden path”. Well, you would think wrong. The newest additions to VMware’s SDDC portfolio do have new features and functions (and lots of them), but they are also very much changing things around and giving customers the possibility to focus on the technology that is taking the world by storm. Modern Applications So terms like DevOps and Modern Applications…

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vSAN 7.0: Ready for Modern Applications and more

vSAN 7.0: Ready for Modern Applications and more

With the new version of vSphere (also see https://my-sddc.net/?p=833), we can also look forward to a new version of vSAN. And with vSphere, this also brings along a lot of new and improved functionality. Most importantly, vSAN is aligned with the other VMware portfolio to support the Modern Applications. With vSAN we now can use “Cloud Native Storage” (CNS), to natively support Kubernetes. The architecture around this looks like: Through this CNS it is possible to treat storage used by…

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Checking environment after migration NSX V to T and cleanup

Checking environment after migration NSX V to T and cleanup

Earlier I wrote a post on the migration between NSX for vSphere (NSX-V) and NSX-T (https://my-sddc.net/migrate-nsx-for-vsphere-to-nsx-t/) . I stopped after the migration was complete because the post was long enough already and promised to come back with an article on the environment and clean up afterward. This is that article as you might have expected ;). Checking and repairing the environment So, after the migration, I found out a couple of things that I had to “repair”. They are all…

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Migrate NSX for vSphere to NSX-T

Migrate NSX for vSphere to NSX-T

As you might know, I use a test/demo environment from my employer. In this environment, I can demo the VMware SDDC products for customers or colleagues. Since the start of the environment approx. four years ago, I had a demo around NSX for vSphere, but as you know, the product has been announced to go end of support in 2022 and there will be no more development on it. Also, VMware and my company (PQR) advise customers who start on…

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vRealize Network Insight Cloud installation and configuration

vRealize Network Insight Cloud installation and configuration

As a vExpert you get some perks. Some of those are very useful, like a Cloud instance of vRNI (https://cloud.vmware.com/network-insight). I have been using vRNI for a while in my (companies) lab/demo environment and found it very nice to work with and to demo as well. The “problem” with it, is that (as always) resources are scarce and vRNI asks quite a lot of that. The medium installation for 5.0 asks: And: Especially the amount of resources that the Platform…

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Remove first NSX-T Manager from the cluster, manually

Remove first NSX-T Manager from the cluster, manually

I need to remove my first NSX-T Manager that I deployed in my test-environment. With other managers, you get the (easy) ability to do so from the GUI: But not for the one that was deployed as the first one in the cluster: (the option is missing). But it is still possible to do this. We need to manually detach the manager from the cluster, which can be done from one of the other managers. We log in to one…

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Upgrade of NSX-T with VCF: “Disk Space requirements not met”: Failed upgrade

Upgrade of NSX-T with VCF: “Disk Space requirements not met”: Failed upgrade

A short post on (part of) the upgrade of NSX-T from within VCF, since this is not the first time I ran into this. It is most likely related to the fact that I run a nested ESXi environment, but someone else might run into the same issue. The biggest problem occurs when upgrading NSX-T as part of the VCF upgrade process. What happens when upgrading NSX-T manually is that you run a PreCheck. This will tell you if everything…

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My personal VMworld 2019

My personal VMworld 2019

It seems like the most logical title, since the site is called My SDDC. Just a small recap of my experiences during this VMworld. It was my seventh in total, started out in Cannes in 2008, the first one in Europe if I remember correctly and a relatively small amount of people (although at the time, the 3000 people attending felt massive). This year there were approximately 14.000 people attending and I got to be one of them. Since I…

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Upgrade NSX-T to version 2.5

Upgrade NSX-T to version 2.5

In this blog, I will be documenting the upgrade process of NSX-T to version 2.5. The first step in the upgrade process is to make sure that all versions of other components that I am running are compatible with version 2.5. To find this out, I use: https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php#interop&175=&2= This will show me the versions that are compatible. Below vCenter and NSX-T: and the same table is available for ESXi and NSX-T: With the same result, which was to be expected…

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Upgrading to 3.8 with VMware Cloud Foundation

Upgrading to 3.8 with VMware Cloud Foundation

I started off with VCF 3.7.1 in order to get a few upgrade options towards (then) 3.8. Now that 3.8.1 has been announced, we get even more upgrade options. One thing to realize is that upgrading is a step-by-step approach. If I look at the release notes for the different versions, I see the following: You can upgrade to Cloud Foundation 3.7.2 only from 3.7.1. If you are at a version earlier than 3.7.1, refer to the 3.7.1 Release Notes…

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