VMware NSX Migration for VMware Cloud Director 1.4.2 is now GA

We’re thrilled to announce the discharge of the VMware NSX Migration device for VMware Cloud Director 1.4.2!

In case you are unaware of the VMware NSX Migration for VMware Cloud Director Software, it might probably assist you migrate your atmosphere from NSX for vSphere to NSX T Information Heart if you’re presently working VMware Cloud Director. To make use of this device, it’s essential to download and configure it externally, after which it’s going to start and full the migration with minimal downtime robotically.

By now, you’re doubtless conscious that the NSX for vSphere product is no longer supported, having handed its Technical Steering part again in February 2021. Regardless of this, we perceive that lots of you may have grown hooked up to the product and are hesitant to change to NSX-T datacenter, even nearly two years later.

Why ought to a Cloud Supplier Migrate to NSX-T Datacenter?

It’s necessary to notice that there are further advantages that you should have after finishing the migration.

  • Firstly, cloud suppliers won’t obtain any help in resolving points together with your NSX for vSphere atmosphere whether it is experiencing issues.
  • NSX for vSphere is previous and doesn’t help any newer options chances are you’ll wish to use and supply to your clients.
  • And most significantly, you might be already dropping on so many new options which are solely doable to make use of with NSX-T datacenter.

To be taught extra, learn the “Why should a Cloud Provider Migrate to NSX-T Datacenter?” weblog.

So, do you are feeling any higher after understanding what you had been lacking and thought didn’t exist?

I do know what’s in your thoughts now…!

How will you migrate your VMware Cloud Director atmosphere, backed by NSX for vSphere, to NSX-T Datacenter?

Effectively, the reply is VMware NSX Migration for VMware Cloud Director Software. Simply observe that utilizing the most recent model, v1.4.2, will facilitate many new options, which can have been a roadblock within the earlier variations.

So what all New Options are Launched on this Launch?

On high of all of the options we supported within the earlier releases, these are the options we are going to begin supporting from v1.4.2 onwards within the migration device:

Help for IP Areas

IP Areas in networking are logical partitions of IP tackle ranges inside a community infrastructure, enabling environment friendly administration, group, and allocation of IP addresses. They improve management, safety, and efficiency by isolating and segmenting community site visitors. IP Areas reduce IP conflicts, optimize tackle allocation, and simplify community administration in advanced environments, making certain efficient utilization of IP sources.

The present system lacks help for using IP House enabled Supplier Gateways throughout migration. To deal with this limitation, help has been added to allow using IP House enabled Supplier Gateways for migration. This enhancement permits for a extra seamless and environment friendly migration course of by leveraging the capabilities of IP House enabled Supplier Gateways.

Help for Exclusion/Negated Distributed Firewall Guidelines

Help has been launched for the migration of distributed firewall guidelines which are negated on the supply/vacation spot subject. This enhancement ensures that the migration course of encompasses all kinds of distributed firewall guidelines, enabling a complete and seamless migration expertise.

Help for A number of Ports in Distributed Firewall Guidelines Service

We now have launched an replace that includes help for the migration of distributed firewall guidelines containing a number of ports specified as a variety or separated by a comma. This enhancement ensures a smoother and extra complete migration course of for such guidelines, enabling seamless transition and higher administration of firewall configurations through the migration journey.

Help for Migration of VMs with out NICs

The discharge incorporates a brand new function that facilitates the graceful migration of digital machines (VMs) even when they don’t possess community interface playing cards (NICs). This enhancement ensures that VMs with out NICs could be seamlessly transferred between totally different environments.

Help for SSL Passthrough in LB Utility Profile

Help has been carried out for the migration of LB configurations with SSL Passthrough enabled within the utility profile. With this enhancement, through the migration course of, if SSL Passthrough is enabled, the HTTPS protocol might be transformed to the TCP protocol, and the HTTPS Well being Monitor might be modified to a TCP Well being Monitor on the goal aspect. This ensures a clean and constant migration of LB configurations with SSL Passthrough enabled, sustaining the integrity of the applying profile settings.

Which all Present Options are Enhanced?

Direct Community Migration Mechanism

All kinds of Direct Org VDC networks (devoted/service) which are linked to a VXLAN-backed exterior community will bear migration. Throughout the migration course of, these networks might be linked to an present exterior community with the identical identify however suffixed with ‘-v2t’, which might be backed by an NSX-T section.

Detailed V2T Evaluation Report

An additional column referred to as ‘OrgVdcToBeMigratedTogether‘ has been added to the detailed evaluation report. This column will present clear details about which Org VDCs should be migrated collectively resulting from shared community constraints. Moreover, the migration device has been enhanced to carry out a examine and verification course of, making certain that the restrict of 16 Org VDCs is adhered to when using the information middle creation mechanism for migration. These enhancements enhance the accuracy and compliance of the migration course of, permitting for smoother and extra dependable migration of Org VDCs with shared community dependencies.

Catalog Migration

YAML flag TimeoutForVappMigration: The utilization of the YAML flag TimeoutForVappMigration has been improved. Beforehand, this flag allowed customization of the timeout for vApp migration. Now, with the enhancement, it additionally impacts the catalog migration timeout through the cleanup course of. This supplies extra flexibility and management over the migration course of by permitting a single flag to affect each vApp and catalog migration timeouts.

vApp template migration enhanced: Throughout the catalog migration within the cleanup course of if the storage coverage of the vApp template will not be discovered within the goal Org VDC, the migration device will robotically replace the storage coverage of the vApp template to the default storage coverage of the goal NSX-T backed Org VDC. This ensures that the vApp template aligns with the storage insurance policies within the goal atmosphere, sustaining consistency and compatibility all through the migration course of.

Help for proprietor information and share permission information of catalog: Help has been launched for the migration of proprietor data and share permissions data of catalogs. This enhancement ensures that through the cleanup course of, proprietor particulars and share permissions of catalogs are precisely migrated, preserving the possession and entry rights for the migrated catalogs.

The place can I discover the Steps and a Information?

A step-by-step information could be discovered here, which is simple to know and documented very properly.

Are there any Sources to seek advice from?

To spice up your confidence, we invite you to talk with us and listen to concerning the quite a few success tales of our companions who’ve efficiently migrated from NSX-V to NSX-T. These companions have achieved higher outcomes and quickly monetizing their companies by leveraging the superior options of NSX-T.

As at all times, you might be inspired to proceed offering suggestions to assist us determine how the device ought to evolve. We might love to listen to about your expertise and recommendations within the feedback part beneath or within the #vcd-v2t-assist channel on the VMware Cloud Supplier Slack workspace or by way of your VMware consultant.