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Floodlight – Open Source SDN Controller

Very very interesting new technology for the virtual data center


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Install a vSphere 5.1 VSA in a nested ESXi host

The main errors you get when installing the vSphere 5.1 storage VSA in a nested ESXi vSphere 5.1 host are the cpu and hardware errors because it’s running in a vm that lacks some CPU features. So you have to disable the EVC check on the VSA server and enable cpu virtualizaton called “hardware virtualization” … Continue reading

Enable vlan trunking in virtual esxi hosts

When playing with the VSA in a virtual ESXi environment I got stumped because I didn’t have trunk ports. so I revisited this and found that if you create a distributed port group on your VDS that allows all vlans and then enable promiscuous mode on the portgroup, you can pass the whole trunk down … Continue reading

Cisco Adapter-FEX P81E VIC adapter and Nexus 5000 switches (A-FEX) and ESXi 5

The full Cisco Adapter-FEX configuration guide can be found here. These are the steps you need to take to enable A-FEX on a Nexus 5000 switch. After following these steps your vnics should be available in ESXi. Enable NIV on the physical server adapters using CIMC. Enable the virtualization feature on both switches if using … Continue reading

VCAP-DCD objective 1 vBrownbag

VMware VCAP-DCD 4 Exam Prep Guide – tekhead.org


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