Objective 2.2: Determine Physical Infrastructure Requirements for a VMware NSX Implementation

  • Management and Edge Cluster Requirements and Minimum Optimal Infrastructure
    • See Chapter 5.3.2 of NSX Design Guide
    • Consider hosts per cluster
    • how many vcenter servers 1 per NSX domain
    • What would drive/cause more hosts to be needed per cluster
    • Minimum 4 NIC per host unless 10GigE
    • Edge racks normally only rack connected to external physical network
    • Think HA with NSX cluster nodes
    • Edge cluster would have Edge instances in HA mode

 

  • Traffic types handled (Require VMKernel Ports)
    • Chapter 5.3.5 of NSX Design Guide
      • VXLAN
      • Management
      • vMotion
      • Storage
    • What vds does each go on
    • Available Architectures
      • Take a peek at chapter 4.5.3 of Design guide
      • Enterprise
      • Service Provider Multi-Tenant
      • Service Provider Multi-Tennant Scalable

 

  • VM NIC Requirements
    • Minimum 2x physical NIC if 10GigE
    • Minimum 4x physical NIC if 1GigE
    • Different traffic should be on different VLANS
    • Load Balancing in dvSwitch
      • PortID
      • IP Hash
      • LACP
  • VMKernel Network Recommendations
    • Design Guide 5.3.4
    • VTEP, more than one?
      • What team policy allows this?
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