One of the most common and yet complex networking designs in Azure is interconnecting Azure IaaS workloads deployed in a Virtual Network, vSphere virtual machines in an Azure VMware Solution private cloud, and on-premises networks. My esteemed colleague Robin Heringa kindly gave me access to an AVS cluster, so armed with the fantastic possibilities that … Continue reading Azure VMware Solution networking voodoo
Azure Firewall is a fantastic product: oversimplifying, an architecture that scales out great, provides traffic forwarding and security in Azure, and is very easy to integrate in a network. Some times you need to manipulate the default routing of Azure VNets, and Azure Route Server offers an invaluable tool for that. However, Azure Route Server … Continue reading Azure Firewall’s sidekick to join the BGP superheroes
After a long time of no blog writing (mostly busy with my book on ACI and learning Machine Learning and AI), the messages of new followers of this blog has pushed me into finding the time to write a new blog. Thanks for that! A question that I have been dealing with lately is that … Continue reading Migrating VMs to the cloud: send or remake?
If you are wondering what HNV stands for, you are exactly right in this blog. HNV, or Hyper-V Network Virtualization is how Microsoft used to call their virtual networking stack in Windows Server. Nowadays it is usually referred to as Windows Server SDN, or more accurately Windows Server SDN v2 (“v2” meaning the newer implementation … Continue reading Best Kept Secret in the SDN Industry: HNV
Lately there seems to be a lot of buzz in the press about combining Cisco ACI and VMware NSX to achieve a comprehensive SDN solution. Nothing bad with that, other than it creates some times the perception that NSX and ACI need themselves mutually. And hence this post, since I disagree with this perspective. First … Continue reading Are ACI and NSX complementary solutions?
Oh yeah, another 4-letter acronym in the CV! Today I am very happy to have passed the VCXN610 exam, the final obstacle before achieving the VCIX-NV cert. After all the study and lab time, I have gained some experience with NSX for vSphere, and I would like to summarise here some of my thoughts about … Continue reading VCIX-NV in the bag!