CPU and Memory Reservations for NSX Edges (not changed when appliance sizes are changed)

On March 1, 2018, in NSX, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Starting from NSX version 6.3.2 NSX makes CPU and RAM reservations based on the appliance sizes. You can turn this off by setting this to “No Reservations”. But if you have turned this on the system makes a 100% reservation by default. So if you deploy an X-Large Edge then the CPU reservation is 6000 […]

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Routing with NSX using multiple sites

On May 21, 2017, in Design & Architecture, NSX, Routing, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

This article will be about routing using different protocols and routing domain setups. As you know with routing we advertise network prefixes so that the networks are known on other places on the network. In this process, we can influence the traffic flow when multiple routing/network paths are available. This can be done egress (from […]


NSX Edges and DRS Rules

On December 2, 2016, in NSX, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

I am currently working for a large enterprise customer on a NSX Deployment. We have designed and implemented the following high level setup based based on the customers requirements. The NSX Network topology looks like this: As you can see we have various NSX components belonging to two different environments. * Production * Management Each […]


Identity Based Firewalling and perquisites needed for NSX 6.2.3 and prior to NSX 6.2.3

On August 11, 2016, in Infrastructure, NSX, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Last week I needed to implement Identity based Firewalling for one of my customers. There are plenty of good blogs on how to do this like here, here, here and I even created a video about it myself here. For some reason I could not get it to work… This is the reason why. Prior to NSX 6.2.3. […]


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 […]