Configure NSX Manager backup using the API

If you are running NSX-V in a production environment it is crucial to have recent backups of NSX manager available. The NSX Manager backup settings can be configured either through the webinterface or the RESTful API. This is a short post about some gotchas I was running into while automating the backup configuration of NSX-V […]

NSX-V 6.1 Configuration Maximums

NSX-V 6.1 Configuration Maximums It was not that easy to find this information on the official VMware website. However, during a current  NSX-V integration project, we received the following Configuration Maximums table from VMware PSO, including the permission to share the content with the community. Credit goes to Aleksander Bukowinski. As soon as the information will be […]

Promote a Linked Clone Virtual Machine to a Full Clone with PowerCli

Linked clone VirtualMachines share their base disks with their parent virtual machine. Only changes (delta) are stored in the childs virtual disks. These results in two major benefits: Fast Provisioning time Space savings   However, linked clones have some limitations: Diskspace cannot be adjusted Performance impact – Depending on storage cache The following PowerCLI snippets […]

Logging to Graylog2 using Gelf4Net via Powershell

Graylog2 is a powerful and scalable open source log management and data analytics system on top of elasticsearch. Since our logging module is based on log4net, the integration of Graylog2 as log destination is very easy thanks to the available gelf4net adapter. The gelf4net project provides a log4net adapter that formats logs to the GELF […]

VMware NSX and Arista VXLAN VTEP L2 Gateway Integration

During the last weeks, we had a chance to work with the VMware NSX for Multi-Hypervisor (NSX-MH) software defined networking solution. In the following post, we want to focus on how to integrate physical servers or network devices like firewalls, IDS/IPS, loadbalancers in the NSX overlay networks with VXLAN VTEP enabled switches. Multiple third-party vendors […]