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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 […]

VMware Software Manager: The Good…The Bad…The Alternative!
07/03/2018 | virtualex

In this post, I am going to discuss a little, “not-so-well-known” utility, called VMware Software Manager.  This little “beast” was first released as v1.0 back on 2015-03-12, and its most current release, v1.5, came out on 2016-08-25.  So as you can see, it’s been quite a while since this tool has seen a new update release.  […]

Install PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI on Ubuntu
04/03/2018 | virtualex

Just a few days ago, PowerShell Core v6.0 was released for Windows, Linux, and macOS systems.  Alongside this release came the release of VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0.78953 which is VMware’s own “PowerShell-like” utility.   In my previous posts (here and here), I covered how to install those on to a macOS 10.13.x “High Sierra” system and […]

Install PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI on CentOS
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Just a few days ago, PowerShell Core v6.0 was released for Windows, Linux, and macOS systems.  Alongside this release came the release of VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0.78953 which is VMware’s own “PowerShell-like” utility.   In my previous post, I covered how to install those on to a macOS 10.13.x “High Sierra” system.  In this post, I […]