Today we’ll look at a couple of choices you’ll need to make when deploying Brocade’s HW VTEP, and then check if our configuration is correct before linking it with NSX-v next time.
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In this instalment, we’ll have a look at what things you need to think about when planning your Hardware VTEP deployment. While I’ll be using Brocade VCS as the HW VTEP for this post, some of this info should be applicable to other Vendors’ solutions.
..which includes the session on NSX Troubleshooting methodology that I presented.
To find my session called “NET5488 – Troubleshooting Methodology for VMware NSX”, search for “NET5488”. Both US and Europe versions are available.
In this session, I walk through how NSX-v’s VXLAN-based logical switching works, what commands you can use to see what’s happening under the covers, and how to make sense of what you’re seeing. This should provide a good base for your troubleshooting practice.
(Hat tip to @ericsiebert and @scott_lowe for the info that sessions are now online, free for all)
VMware NSX for vSphere has been shipping beta support for hardware VTEPs since version 6.2.0, with General Availability (GA) coming in the next few months. With this in mind, I thought it would be useful to provide an overview of HW VTEP’s use cases and considerations.
#NET5488: Troubleshooting Methodology for VMware NSX (for vSphere, v6.2):
I designed the pack to be read, so hopefully you find it useful without the recording. For those who have attended VMworld, both US and Europe sessions were recorded. You should be able to watch them on vmworld.com.
Not sure which one (US or EU) went better, to be frank. 🙂
This morning (our time) @martin_casado tweeted a link to a freshly minted IETF draft – draft-davie-stt-00, that describes a new product of Nicira’s engineering effort (with contributions from Broadcom, Rackspace, eBay, Intel and Yahoo!), “A Stateless Transport Tunneling Protocol for Network Virtualisation (STT)”.
Naturally, I was intrigued by the proposal, and would like to share what I’ve learned and some thoughts about it.