Part 1 – PVRDMA and how to test it in home lab.
One of the members of the VMware User Community (VMTN) inspired me to build a configuration where two VMs use PVRDMA network adapters to communicate. The goal I wanted to achieve was to establish the communication between VMs without using Host Channel Adapter cards installed in hosts. It’s possible to configure it as stated here, in the VMware vSphere documentation. For virtual machines on the same ESXi hosts or virtual machines using the TCP-based fallback, the HCA is not required….
NSX-V VTEP, MAC, ARP Tables content mapping
It took me a while to figure out what information I see while displaying VTEP, MAC and ARP table on Controller Cluster in NSX. In documentation you can find what information are included in those tables but it might not be seemingly obvious which field contains what kind of data that’s why I decided to make a short reference for myself but maybe it will help also someone else. To understand those tables I started with Central CLI to display…