Categories Network Virtualization

VCA6-NV – Virtual switches

In this post, I will try to identify and explain the concept of vSphere Standard and Distributed virtual switches. What’s a virtual switch ? A virtual switch is similar in concept to a physical switch. VMs are connected to the virtual switch using a “virtual wire”. Uplinks are used to connect the virtual switch to […]

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Categories Network Virtualization

VMware NSX – VCA6-NV exam details

You can find the exam details with the blueprint on the following link : https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64577&ui=www_cert   The VCA6-NV exam is about network virtualization using VMware NSX.   The exam itself is not that expensive compare to what I get used with Cisco and it can be done online. Even if this exam is not a pre-requisite […]

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Categories Network Virtualization

VMware NSX series – Part 2 Introduction to VMware NSX

We will now focus on the solution provided by VMware with NSX which is define as a network virtualization platform integrated into the vCenter Server environment.   NSX components: For more details about the different components, refer to the NSX documentation center.   NSX capabilities: Let’s have a look at the different logical network services […]

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Categories Network Virtualization

VMware NSX series – Part 1 Introduction to network virtualization

A couple of years ago, server virtualization has create a huge change in the way system administrator used to deal with compute and storage, allowing them to produce virtual machine in a matter of seconds and much more. Nowadays server virtualization is a standard and system administrator can’t understand why they are blocked by network […]

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Categories Network Virtualization

VMware NSX series – intro

I will start a series of post about my journey into VMware network virtualization.   My goal is to pass the VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization exam. (VCA-NV)   Please note that during this series I will use some VMware icon to produce diagram and sometimes cote their documentation website (https://pubs.vmware.com/NSX-6/index.jsp) which is very […]

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