Working Through Frustration

The tweet below was posted last night…24 hours later I have found myself in a much better place and certainly free of the thoughts that caused me to vent and I even might have taught myself a lesson… Generally frustrated at the moment…need to try and refocus and push through! Things not quiet happening as they should… #goodbyelament — Anthony Spiteri

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NSX vCloud Retrofit: Logical Network Preparation and Transport Zone Setup

This blog series extends my NSX Bytes Blog Posts to include a more detailed look at how to deploy NSX 6.1.x into an existing vCloud Director Environment. Initially we will be working with vCD 5.5.x which is the non SP Fork of vCD, but as soon as an upgrade path for 5.5.2 -> 5.6.x is released I’ll be including the

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vCloud Director SP: VM Metrics Database Configuration Part 1

vCloud Director SP 5.6.3 was initially released in October 2014 was the first of the SP Editions that had been forked from the Enterprise 5.x builds that came before it. VMware delivered on their promise to release vCloud Air Features to Network Partners. One of those features was VM Metrics. Virtual machine monitoring: Expose current and historical VM performance metrics to

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The Internet of Things…Flawed Hype!

Over the last 10-15 years there have been many buzz words and phrases conceived by IT professionals which are then hijacked by marketing spinsters that end up being loathed by people within the IT community. Y2K, ASP, Cloud, Big Data, Single Pane and Glass, The Internet of Things, Hyper Converged, Webscale…and more recently Hybridity (shudder). Over the years I have forced myself to

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NSX vCloud Retrofit: Controller Deployment, Host Preperation and VXLAN Config

This blog series extends my NSX Bytes Blog Posts to include a more detailed look at how to deploy NSX 6.1.x into an existing vCloud Director Environment. Initially we will be working with vCD 5.5.x which is the non SP Fork of vCD, but as soon as an upgrade path for 5.5.2 -> 5.6.x is released I’ll be including the

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NSX vCloud Retrofit: NSX Manager Configuration and vCD VSE Deployment Validation

This blog series extends my NSX Bytes Blog Posts to include a more detailed look at how to deploy NSX 6.1.x into an existing vCloud Director Environment. Initially we will be working with vCD 5.5.x which is the non SP Fork of vCD, but as soon as an upgrade path for 5.5.2 -> 5.6.x is released I’ll be including the

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NSX vCloud Retrofit: Intro and VSM to NSX Manager Upgrade

I’ve been working over the past 6 months on and off looking at how to best fit NSX into existing vCloud Director Platforms and while vCD in the Enterprise is going to become less a thing…vCloud Air Network Service Providers will continue to use vCD SP…The feature set provided by NSX could greatly enhance any SPs offering around enhanced networking services

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NSX Bytes: Networking & Security Inventory Reports 0 NSX Managers

In my Lab deployments of NSX I’ve come across an issue whereby logging into the vSphere Web Client with authorized accounts results in the inability to manage NSX via the Networking and Security Plugin. If an account doesn’t have access to administer NSX you will see the 0 NSX Managers reported in the Web Client as shown below. There isn’t

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