Configuring Network Multipathing for TrueNAS Scale and ESXi

Recently I’ve been testing out various NAS configurations in my homelab environment – I was particularly keen to get TrueNAS Scale (TNS) working with physical and virtual VMware ESXi hosts. I’d used NFS before from TNS to ESXi servers but found performance somewhat lacking (even when using NVMe or SSD … Read more

vCloud Director Extender – Part 5 – Stretch Networking (L2VPN)

In this 5th part of my look into vCloud Director Extender (CX), I deal with the extension of a customer vCenter network into a cloud provider network using the L2VPN network extension functionality. Apologies that this post has been a bit delayed, turned out that I needed a VMware support … Read more

vCloud Director Extender – Network Ports

One of the things which appears to be missing from the published documentation on vCloud Director Extender (CX) is any mention of the communications internally between the deployed appliances and other VMware infrastructure components (vCenter, vCloud Director etc.) In a service provider context it is unlikely that the appliances will … Read more