This is the VMware NSX for vSphere Design Deep Dive. I have aggregated all of the design considerations I could find that need to be assessed in a VMware NSX-v architecture design. Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable. If you want more information on a concept use the Additional Resources section at the end.
This post will be updated with additional information as part of the NSX Link-O-Rama. If you have content to contribute, post a comment below.
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The VCDX-NV “Blueprint” and “Handbook and Application” are now available at the VMware Certification site. I have blogged about VCDX-NV before and I tweeted the other day about VCDX-NV which generated quite a bit of conversation. This post summarises the points raised in that chat.
Ignore version 1.1 of “Handbook and Application”, it was a cut and paste of the DCV blueprint, they need to update the “Index to Highlights” to match the “Blueprint”. From the Blueprint you can see that the technology silos are:
- NSX Infrastructure Components
- Virtual Networking
- Physical Networking
- NSX Security
- NSX – Cloud Management Platform Integration
It makes sense that there is no requirement for Compute, Storage or Virtual Machines in your VCDX-NV design. So you can use any hypervisor that supports NSX, the only requirement is that you include NSX in your design.
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In a previous post I have talked about the expected VCDX program announcements at VMworld 2014. There is now a very strong rumour that the first VCDX-NV candidates will be defending their designs next week. The first batch of newly minted VCDX-NVs will likely be celebrated at the VMworld US – VCDX/vExpert party. This was intimated by the “VCDX-NV” option present in the VCDX/vExpert party registration.
Continue reading VMware Education – VCDX-NV, but no VCAPs