Upgrading NSX-T to 2.3

Long overdue. Has always wanted to upgrade my non-nested NSX-T environment which was still running on 2.1 but putting on hold because I wanted to blog about and record the upgrading process. The big motivation for the upgrade was due to the Pivotal Application Service(PAS) as there were some significant improvements for Load Balancer with… Read More »

PCF PAS Ops Manager with NSX-T Installation

After you deploy the VM using the ova – pcf-vsphere-2.3-build.170.ova. 1. vCenter Config 2. Director Config 3. Create Availability Zones 4. Create Networks. At vCenter, you should be able to see the NSX-T Logical switches. I have created LS-PCF-Infrastructure. 5. Assign AZs and Networks 6. Once all done, you should be able to see all… Read More »

PCF PAS Ops Manager NSX-T Error connecting to NSX IP

1. Error connecting to NSX IP: The NSX server’s certificate is not signed with the provided NSX CA cert. 2.You will need a linux machine to create an AD cert and sign it. Create the following folders. mkdir cnf mkdir certs mkdir private touch cnf/ca.cnf nano cnf/ca.cnf [root@pks-kube02 ~]# cat cnf/ca.cnf [ ca ] default_ca… Read More »

vFORUMOnline 2018 and Lightboard session

As part of this year vFORUMOnline 2018, I have the opportunity to do a lightboard session. Its my first lightboard session and its about introduction to container network & security using NSX-T DC. Very interesting experience indeed. This is also my very first time where I have my face in a video release online. This… Read More »

VCDX #271! Thank you for your help!

First, I would like to give some context to this blog post. I wrote part of this one day after my first VCDX-NV Defense at Palo Alto in Dec 2017 but decided not to post it because I wasn’t successful then. Well, its another 9 months where I submitted again and this time round I… Read More »

NSX Lucky Draw App for Events

If you have been to be my NSX sessions or experience days, you probably might have seen this NSX Lucky Draw App that I created for my demos. I have been asked a few times to share this application and also over last year or so when I deal more with containers, I always wanted… Read More »

Openshift with NSX-T Installation Part 4: Openshift Installation

In this article, we will use Ansible to install Openshift 3.9. On the Master node: nano /usr/share/ansible/openshift-ansible/roles/lib_utils/action_plugins/sanity_checks.py add then (‘openshift_use_nsx’,False. cd /root wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/vincenthanjs/openshift-nsxt/master/hosts cp hosts /etc/ansible/ -f cd /etc/ansible/ htpasswd -c /root/htpasswd admin If the above URL does not work. you can copy and paste the below into /etc/ansible/hosts #This is the file you replace… Read More »

Openshift with NSX-T Installation Part 3: RHEL

In this article we start install RHEL and install Openshift. The main guide for the installation I reference from is at https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/openshift_container_platform/3.9/html-single/installation_and_configuration/. Chapter 2.6 Advanced Installation. Step 1: Create a VM and install RHEL from iso. I place this VM on the LS-MGMT01 logical switch and this has internet access. Therefore, when you clone the VM, they will be… Read More »

Openshift with NSX-T Installation Part 2: NSX-T

    In this article, we are now going to start configuring NSX-T so that it will be ready for us to install Openshift and consume the networking and security services provided by NSX-T. The result is that Openshift can deliver on demand provisioning of all NSX-T components: Container Network Interface (CNI), NSX-T Container Plugin… Read More »