vDS Migration: Start using LAG and its benefits on a validated design for ESXi Mgt, vMotion and vSAN (vmks)

We are curently moving our physical Datacenter network from Cisco Nexus to the OpenSwitch SONiC solution provided by Dell/Broadcom. We manage and administrate our switches through Apstra Juniper. SONiC: https://www.dell.com/en-us/dt/networking/sonic/index.htmApstra Juniper: https://www.juniper.net/us/en/products/network-automation/apstra.html As we have to physically move the links from the Cisco switches to the Dell SONiC switches, I’ve decided to have a deeper … Read more

My VCAP5-DCA Experience

Today is brilliant. I received my VCAP5-DCA results. I passed!!! I’m very, very happy because the exam didn’t get the way I wanted to. I went through some difficulties during the exam, beside the real hardiness of the exam itself. First of all, the remote access to the Lab was horrible! It was so slow … Read more

Cloning Datacenters between 2 vCenters with PowerCli, including permissions and many more

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Usually when updating your vCenter infrastructure you perform upgrade in place. But you can also opting for a migration from your actual vCenter to a freshly installed one. One “good” reason for going to migration is changing the type of underling Database used by vCenter. I had to “get … Read more

Adding/Removing Virtual Machines’ PortGroups for Standard Switch at cluster level with PowerCLI

Starting with vSphere 4, a nice network enhancement has been brought: Virtual Distributed Switchs (vDS) Except for the specifics features bound to the vDS, it is nice to set only one time a new VMs’ PortGroup for an entire group of hosts. Of course you have pro and cons between vDS and Standard Switchs. For … Read more