Category Archives: NSX-T

PCF PAS NSX-T 2.3 NCP Tile (NO-NAT)

Populating the NSGroups via OpsManager The NSGroups we created which will be used as server pool for the NSX-T LB are empty, we need to use OpsManager to populate the entries into the NSGroups. The following steps are carried out after you have successfully configured the PAS Tile. The Installation Dashboard of Ops Manager should… Read More »

PCF PAS NSX-T 2.3 Preparation (NO-NAT)

T1 Routers & Logical Switches Create T1 Router – T1-PAS-Infrastructure. Edge cluster is not needed for this T1 router. Create Logical Switch LS-PAS-Infrastructure. Create Router port on the T1 and connect to the LS. IP Address: 10.11.24.1/24 On the T1, enable route advertisement options.   Create T1 Router – T1-PAS-Infrastructure. Attach an Edge cluster to… Read More »

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

Please setup the NSX-T Networks before deploying PAS Ops Manager. You can refer to this blog post to prepare the NSX-T. http://blog.acepod.com/?p=953 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… 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 »

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 »