pVLANs and NSX-T VDS Switch Bug

Problem When attempting to add Primary and Isolated VLANs on an NSX-T (3.1.3) Enabled VDS switch we got the following error: Unable to set Pvlan Map: Status(bad0004)= Busy Resolution There is no resolution at the time of writing but this will be fixed in version 3.2 of NSX-T

Remove SSH Timeout from NSX-T Manager

The default timeout for SSH on NSX-T Manager is 10 minutes (600 seconds). This is rather annoying when you need to make a cup of tea and come back and all your sessions have disappeared. To remove the SSH timeout connect to the NSX Manager via the admin account using SSH. nsx01> set cli-timeout 0 Read More…

NSX-T Password Expiry Commands

Useful commands To reset a root password that has expired (and you still have the admin login) set user root password “new-pass” old-password “old-pass” To set the root password to never expire clear user root password-expiration To set no SSH timeout set cli-timeout 0

Upgrade NSX-T from 2.5.1 to 3.0

Upgrade NSX-T 2.5.1 to 3.0 Please find the step-by-step process for upgrading NSX-T 2.5.1 to 3.0  1) Download NSX Cloud Upgrade Bundle for NSX-T 3.0.0 from Vmware.com website. 2)  Log into NSX-T Manager Node (DO NOT USE VIP) Go to System -> Upgrade -> Upload MUB file -> {Select file} -> Upload This will upload Read More…

Debug NSX Edge Traffic

OS: NSX Edge: 6.4.x   Show routing table show ip route   Show Interfaces show int   Display debug information on a specific interface debug packet display interface {int_name} eg debug packet display interface vNic_2   Display debug information on specific interface and remote host debug packet display interface {int_name} host_{IP Address}  eg debug packet display Read More…

NSX Manager Disconnected from vCenter

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 Read More…