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NSX-T Home Lab – Part 6: Upgrading NSX-T
21/03/2019 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 6 of my NSX-T Home Lab series.  In my previous post, I covered how to configure NSX-T networking to be able to start migrating and running workloads on the NSX-T fabric. In this post, I am going to cover the process of upgrading to the newly released version of NSX-T 2.4. […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 5: Configuring NSX-T Networking
19/02/2019 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 5 of my NSX-T Home Lab series. In my previous post, I went over the lengthy process of configuring the NSX-T fabric. In this post, I am going to cover the process of configuring the networking so we can get the logical routers and logical switches in place and ready to […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 4: Configuring NSX-T Fabric
15/02/2019 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 4 of my NSX-T Home Lab series. In my previous post, I covered the process of deploying the NSX-T appliances and joining them to the management plane to have the foundational components ready for us to continue the configuration. In this post, I will cover all the configurations required to get […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 3: Deploying NSX-T Appliances
12/02/2019 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 3 of my NSX-T Home Lab Series. In my previous post, I went over the process of setting up the Sophos XG firewall/router VM for my nested lab environment. In this post, we’ll cover the process of deploying the required NSX-T Appliances. There are 3 main appliances that need to be […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 2: Configuring ESXi VMs
21/01/2019 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 2 of my NSX-T Home Lab Series.  In my previous post, I went over the installation and configuration of a Sophos XG firewall for my nested NSX-T Home Lab.  In this post, I will cover the setup and configuration of the ESXi 6.7 VMs. I recently wrote a post on how […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 1: Configuring Sophos XG Firewall
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Intro Welcome to Part 1 of my NSX-T Home Lab Series.  In my previous post, I went over the gist of what I plan to do for my nested NSX-T Home Lab.  In this post, I will cover the setup and configuration of a Sophos XG firewall Home Edition which will serve as the router […]

NSX-T Home Lab Series
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Intro I recently upgraded my Home Lab “Datacenter” to support all-flash VSAN and 10Gb networking with the plan to deploy NSX-T so that I can familiarize myself with the solution and use it to better prepare me for the VMware VCP-NV exam certification.  Since this is all brand new to me, I’ve decided that I’ll […]

Create an ESXi 6.7 VM Template
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Disclaimer:  The following is not supported by VMware. Nested virtualization is nothing new, and many of us use it for test or demonstration purposes since they can quickly be stood up or torn down.  William Lam has an ESXi VM which can be downloaded from here, but I wanted to go ahead and create my […]

A Dream Come True!!
17/01/2019 | virtualex

First off, let me start by apologizing for my long hiatus.  I took some time away from blogging to focus on some personal matters as well as my career development and advancement.  But here were are, brand new year, and a brand new me! Now, this is an extremely overdue post but I figured why […]

Achievement Unlocked!…vExpert 2018!
13/03/2018 | virtualex

I am extremely humbled to have been awarded the VMware vExpert 2018 award for the 3rd consecutive time and am honored to be amongst the likes of some of the smartest and passionate individuals in the vCommunity!  I’m vExpert #1301 as per my public directory page. As I mentioned in last years post, it takes effort, […]