Now that NSX-T Datacenter 2.5 is downloadable, it's time to try this out in my home lab.
First things first, if you log in more than 90 days out, you'll be locked out of the appliance completely. If you make any changes the normal linux way (passwd and chage) the appliance will automatically revert it in about a minute. Since this is a home lab, VMWare has added the capability to set a higher maximum age here. In production, use Active Directory or another LDAP source to prevent yourself from losing NSX-T.
Downloading the upgrade bundle took quite a while - it seems that VMWare is having troubles with hosting capacity. I'm guessing that it's going to be a popular release!
We start these in the usual way, by uploading the upgrade bundle (.mub file):
Post-upgrade, we can see BGP statuses as promised:
Capacity Management is there:
Have you ever seen this error before? This is a really important issue in enterprise infrastructure because unauthenticated TLS connections...
After all that meatspace talk, let's look at a few technical solutions and why they might not meet business needs in a specific setting....
Note: I created a common baseline for pre-requisites in this previous post . We'll be following VMware's Avi + NSX-T Design guide . ...