mabrown76
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Early Access: VMware Validated Design for NSX-T in a Workload Domain

As many of you may know, we opened this Early Access sub-community to provide you an opportunity to download and discuss pre-released design materials for the VMware Validated Designs. We want you discover the latest content for blueprints that are in development and learn about the direction of the next generation architectures.

Today I get to announce the fruits of the past few months of my labor, NSX-T in a Workload Domain. This early access design covers the architecture and design elements for adding NSX-T to a  VMware Validated Design workload domain.

Got feedback?

We want to hear from you. So dive into this latest early access content and share your feedback directly with our architects and product managers!

-- Mike Brown, VCDX² (DCV & NV) Senior SDDC Integration Architect @vcdx71
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YvesHertoghs
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Hey Mike, great work!

I was wondering though why figure 1-4 shows an NSX-V prepared management cluster? It looks like NSX-V is a requirement for an NSX-T VVD, while surely it is not?

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mabrown76
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Thanks!

The VVD requires NSX-V in the management cluster. It's not an NSX-T requirement but a VVD one.

Mike

-- Mike Brown, VCDX² (DCV & NV) Senior SDDC Integration Architect @vcdx71
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sholliday_aus
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VMware Employee

Hi mabrown76​,

Just reading through and noticed that Table 2-3 Jumbo Frames Design Decisions mentions that Geneve overlay required an MTU value of 1600 bytes or greater.

Then later in the document under Table 2-16 Geneve Overlay Design Decisions & in the NSX-T - Physical Network Requirements sections it mentions that MTU size of 1700 or greater.

Pretty sure it should be a consistent minimum of 1700 or greater.

Regards,

Scott Holliday

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mabrown76
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VMware Employee

Thanks, we've got that fixed for the GA release.

-- Mike Brown, VCDX² (DCV & NV) Senior SDDC Integration Architect @vcdx71
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mabrown76
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VMware Employee

An updated GA version is now available.

Architecture and Design of VMware NSX-T for Workload Domains

Deployment of VMware NSX-T for Workload Domains

-- Mike Brown, VCDX² (DCV & NV) Senior SDDC Integration Architect @vcdx71
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