Perform an Offline LCM Skip-Level Upgrade from VCF 4.0 to 4.1

VCF Skip-level upgrade is a fancy name and a bit misleading as well, in my opinion. You don’t skip any update, the tool simply takes care of all the bundles that go into SDDC Manager, after which you still have to manually apply the VMware bundles (so NSX, vCenter Server and ESXi). In the 4.0 […]

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Updating to VyOS 1.3 latest (Jan 2021) and policy based BGP route filtering

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Intro: what is VyOS ? Short version: a virtual router, running as virtual machine. Skip to Updating VyOS if you already know what VyOS is. Long explanation: I’m using VyOS heavily in my SDDC labs; for L3 routing as well as DHCP relay, clustered services, dynamic routing protocols (BGP) with both the NSX-V and NSX-T […]

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Fixing JSON typos during initial SDDC bring-up process

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During a VCF 4.0 SDDC bring-up installation I encountered something weird with one of the Edge VM VTEP IP settings. This is what my deployment JSON looked like: as you can see both edge VMs had an IP belonging to subnet 192.168.151.0/24 However Cloud Builder threw the following error up, summarised with message: VTEP gateway […]

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