As an instructor, I like to have all the material referenced in a class manual available as I prepare for the class and/or when I am preparing to implement the “stuff” we cover in class. So I have gone through the manual and created a page with all the online resources, papers or articles mentioned in the VMware NSX: Install, Configure and Manage [6.4] course in one place.
This week I am attending the Train the Trainer class for VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.4] and that has prompted me to go back and freshen up the NSX resources page I posted in 2014. I anticipate adding to this content over time as I go back through sites and articles that I have collected and found useful.
Parking this here for later reference in class.
End of general support for vCNS is less than 90 days away…
I am troubleshooting a DHCP relay issue with the DLR and have found this KB article useful in identifying known issues with NSX 6.x for vSphere. The article get updated periodically.
It turns out we ran across a bug that should be fixed with version 6.2.3.
VMworld Session – NET6256SPO Advanced Network Architecture in SDDC to deploy highly automated IT Service Delivery based on NSX
Here is a link to the VMworld session I will be presenting with Brocade. The session is based on the project I am currently engaged on for a State of California agency. I look forward to seeing you at the session!
VMware KB: Best practices for configuring OSPF areas with VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x logical routers
Just putting this here for reference in my current SDDC project. The best practices described are essentially a common sense approach.
VMware KB: NSX for vSphere 6.1.3 is compatible with vSphere 6.0, but new vSphere 6.0 features have not been tested with NSX
We have been waiting for this update to be released since it was mentioned at PEX in February. Now to get it into the lab!
VMware KB: Registering NSX Manager to vCenter Server or configuring the SSO Lookup Service fails with the error: nested exception is java.net.UnknownHostException
VMware KB: Registering NSX Manager to vCenter Server or configuring the SSO Lookup Service fails with the error: nested exception is java.net.UnknownHostException.
I have seen this error with customer installations. Even if you don’t run across the error, this KB contains very succinct instructions for troubleshooting basic infrastructure requirements for NSX Manager.
VMware KB: Creating an NSX logical switch fails with the error: Unable to allocate an available resource
A couple of students mentioned this error during a lab in the VMware NSX: Install, Configure and Manage class this week.
The issue is simple to create and remedy. Logical switches are assigned VNI (VXLAN Number Identifier) from a Segment ID Pool. If the Segment ID Pool is not configured before you try to provision a logical switch then you will get the “Unable to allocate an available resource” error. The resolution is to configure the Segment ID Pool before attempting to create Logical Switches.