New virtual LAB on Ravello (part 2) – vRLI and vRops

So another Sunday to add some stuff to my Ravello Lab. Last time I wrote about the basics, like vSphere, vSAN and NSX. I also added vRealize Log Insight at that point, configuring all the components to write their syslog entries to the appliance. Something not all of the vSphere and NSX customers know is …

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vSAN Stretched Cluster Networking

For a customer of mine, we are in the process of implementing a vSAN environment, where stretched clustering is used. They use a witness location, which is (independently) connected to both data-locations. For the vSAN networking, they do not use VRRP or another way to stretch there routing, but they do use stretched layer-2 networking. …

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My Lab environment in Ravello’s Cloud on bare metal

For one of my customers, I have created a nested PoC environment, to be run in their own virtual environment (completely nested). The environment consists of three hosts, with all components as virtual machines within the hosts. Within the environment I used vSAN as the storage layer and of course NSX (the latest version, 6.4) …

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