Logical Design components and the Logical Compute Design

On September 12, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

So this is the part where we need to create Logical Designs. A typical virtual infrastructure has three main components. Compute, Network and Storage. For all these three components a Logical design needs to be created. All three of these logical design components will have to be described in the overall architectural design document. The […]

 

The Logical Design vs The Physical Design and mapping services and infrastructure to understand impact

On September 6, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

A logical design is a high level design that does not provide a great level of detail. The focus will be to show that the design factors are satisfied, but without the detail of how this satisfaction is exactly happening. It does not explain any solutions, vendors, protocols, technologies or products. The logical design can […]

 

VCDX Design Factors – Gathering Information, Defining Requirements and Identify Risks, Constraints and Assumptions

On September 5, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, Infrastructure, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

In my previous blog post I have been talking about the different design factors that influence the design decisions made throughout an architectural design. This article is part of my VCDX blog article series that can be found here. In this article I am going to talk about how to determine these design factor elements […]

 

VCDX Design Terminology

On September 4, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

It is very important to know the terminology when you create a VCDX Design and also know what the meaning is of this. This article is part of my VCDX blog article series that can be found here. Some of the “key terms” used in design terminology are: 1) Requirements 2) Constraints 3) Assumptions 4) […]

 

Components of a VCDX design

On September 4, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

In order to create a VCDX design it is good to know what components are needed to create one. A VCDX design is more then just one diagram. This article is part of my VCDX blog article series that can be found here. From my point of view the following components are needed as a […]

 

Designers vs Administrators

On September 4, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Designers have a different set of skills as the administrators. VMware reflects this in the type of certifications it is offering. VCAP-Design is a certification track that focusses on the design architecture. VCAP-Deploy is a certification track that focusses on the implementation and administration. This article is part of my VCDX blog article series that […]

 

PowerNSX: NSX Security Tags, Security Groups, Distributed Firewall Sections and Distributed Firewall Rules with external CSV files

On August 5, 2016, in NSX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Last week I blogged about how to get started with PowerNSX. Reason for me to dive into the wonderful world of PowerNSX was because I needed to implement Application Fencing. More about Application Fencing can be found here and here. The whole purpose of implementing Application Fencing is to get visibility what VM / Application is […]

 

Communication Channel Health Check showing down / down

On August 4, 2016, in VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

In NSX 6.2 it is possible to do a “Communication Channel Health Check” to see if the NSX manager the Control Plane Agent + Firewall agent connections are “healthy” and up and running. I encountered a problem in my lab environment where I had the problem that both the Plane Agent and the Firewall agent […]

 

Starting my VCDX-NV journey

On July 22, 2016, in Design & Architecture, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

As most of you know for the last couple of years I have been a “networking guy”. Three years ago I suddenly got interested in Virtualization technology and mainly Network Virtualization. One of the commercial products for Network Virtualization is VMware NSX. In my journey learning about NSX I have created a very useful Video […]