NSX

NSX Manager Disconnected from vCenter

March 6, 2019 Jordansphere NSX

Problem We noticed NSX Manager had become disonnected from both the lookup service and vCenter   Troubleshooting   Check Connectivity From NSX Manager # debug connection {IP_of_vCenter} PING 10.63.240.1(10.63.240.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 10.63.240.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.205 ms 64 bytes from 10.63.240.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.134 ms 64 bytes from 10.63.240.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.096 ms […]

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Change Default Gateway of NSX Controller

December 5, 2018 Jordansphere NSX

Problem A default gateway on the IP Pool servicing the NSX controllers had been mistyped during installtion. I needed to change this so my montioring system could route traffic to the 3 controllers.   Versions: NSX .6.4.3 vCenter 6.7   Caveats NTP Server was on a different subnet so current controllers could not route to […]

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Configure Load Balancer on NSX Edge

October 4, 2018 Jordansphere NSX

The following guide describes how to set up LB on an NSX 6.4.1 Edge   1. Click Manage tab -> Load Balancer -> Edit -> Global Configuration -> Enable Load Balancer -> Enable Logging       2. Under Pools -> Select + (sign) -> {Enter details like below}  3. Click + (sign) -> {Enter details like […]

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Invalid PEM Data Received for Private Key – NSX Edge

September 25, 2018 Jordansphere NSX

Problem   When attempting to import an SSL certificate into an NSX Edge firewall I got the following error: Invalid PEM data received for private key     Resolution The private key was in PKCS#8 which is not a valid type for import. Export it to PKCS#1 using the following command: openssl rsa -in original.key -out […]

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NSX Network and Security Tab Disappeared in vCenter

November 24, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

Issue: I noticed the Network & Security tab was not visible in a vCenter 5.5 Web Client. This had worked previously.   Troubleshooting: Upon investigation in the NSX Manager it appeared the Lookup Service URL was showing as disconnected   Resolution: To fix the issue we had to click Edit then re-enter the credentials.   

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Upgrade NSX 6.2.4 to 6.3.4 in a vCloud Environment

November 7, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

This document describes how to upgrade NSX in a VCD environment. We will be upgrading NSX from 6.2.4 -> 6.3.4 Current Components Component Version vCloud Director 8.20.0 ESXi 5.5 U3 vCenter 5.5 U3 NSX 6.2.4 Chargeback Manager 2.7.3   Check Interoperability Matrices   Pre-installation Take a clone of  NSX Manager  Take backup of NSX manager […]

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NSX Edge VPN Not Working after Upgrade from 6.2.4 to 6.3.4

November 3, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

Problem:    After an upgrade of NSX from 6.2.4 to 6.3.4 in a vCloud enivronment (8.20) several VPNs refused to connect from NSX Edges to a variety of external devices.     Troubleshooting:   We attempted disabling/re-enabling VPN, redploying the Edge (and thus upgrading to 6.3.4) and removing/add the VPN configuration. All failed. Looking at […]

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Lockdown NSX Edge SSL VPN to Specific IP Address

October 24, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

Issue: I wanted to lock down my NSX Edge Gateway SSL VPN portal to a specific IP range. As you are not allowed to put a custom rule above a system defined rule on the edge itself I needed a work around.   Resolution: In vCenter web client go to HOME -> Network & Security […]

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SSL VPN-Plus Client Fails to Connect

July 19, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

After upgrading from vShield Edge 5.5.4 -> NSX Edge 6.2.4 -> then converting to Advanced Gateway in a vCloud Director (8.20) environment all of my SSL VPN connections failed to establish. The following appeared:   "Error: Connection to gateway failed. Please contact your administrator for SSL VPN-Plus gateway settings."   Looking at the version it appeared I […]

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No NSX Managers Available. Verify Current User has Role Assigned on NSX Manager

July 13, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

After upgrading from vShield Manager 5.5.4.x to NSX Manager 6.2.4 I logged in via  my own own username ([email protected]). Upon clicking on the Network & Security I was presented with the following error:   To fix the issue log into vcenter using a user with relevant permissions (in this case [email protected]) 1) Click Network & Security […]

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