Tuesday 30 May 2023

Step-by-Step-NSX-T 3.1 design and Install-P4

In my previous post Step-by-Step-NSX-T 3.1 design and Install-P3 we have have covered deployment of edge nodes and adding them into an edge cluster.

Now our NSX-T datacenter is ready to host north south services. In order to facilitate north-south communication we need to deploy virtual router instances.

In NSX-T world these are called T0 and T1 routers.T1 routers are mainly responsible for east-west communication and T0 routers are responsible for north-south communication, this is the reason we call it a 2 tier architecture.

We are also going to follow 2 tier architecture in our deployment, this post is dedicated on deploying and configuring Tier-0 Gateway.

Sunday 21 May 2023

Step by step configuration of pfsense router part 2

In my previous post I covered deployment of pfSense virtual router, now in this post I will continue with the basic configuration which is needed for our nested lab to function as a real datacenter.

pfSense is a software-based routing solution that enables multiple virtual networks to be created on a single physical network. To configure a virtual router using pfsense, a popular open-source firewall platform, you can use the pfsense firewall GUI to create virtual network interfaces and assign them to different nested VLANs. This allows for the creation of distinct subnets with their own IP ranges and routing tables. Pfsense also supports gateway firewall functionality, which allows for fine-grained control over traffic flow between virtual networks and the Internet. Additionally, dynamic routing protocol BGP can be configured on pfsense to automate network topology discovery and route selection.

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