A closer look at HCX Mobility Optimized Networking

A while ago I wrote a couple of articles on HCX, VMware’s solution for workload mobility across VMware stacks. I also recorded a couple of lightboards on HCX together with Jeffrey Kusters. Next week I will be talking again about HCX within the context of VMware Cloud on AWS at the Virtual NLVMUG Usercon. The … [Read more...]

Workload Migration to VMware Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX – Part 3

In this article in the Workload Migration to VMware Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX series, we will have a closer look on different migration methods that can be used in VMware HCX. In the previous 2 parts of this series (part 1, part2) we’ve deployed the HCX Managers on the Source and Destination site, configured … [Read more...]

Lightboard session: HCX architecture explained

The HCX story continues! Last week team ITQ published another light board video about HCX. In this video we (Jeffrey Kusters and myself) explain the different components that are included in HCX and how the components work together to offer wan optimizatio, migration, network extension, and disaster recovery … [Read more...]

Workload Migration to VMware Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX – Part 2

In this article in the Workload Migration to VMware Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX series, we will create a site pair, network profiles, compute profile on the Source and Destination site and finally we will create a Service Mesh. This will enable us to migrate the virtual machines using different migration methods. … [Read more...]

Lightboard session: HCX Basics

Recently I’ve posted a few articles on HCX (part 1, part 2 and part 3). HCX is an application mobility platform, designed for simplifying application migration, workload rebalancing and optimized disaster recovery across data centers and clouds. HCX was formerly known as Hybrid Cloud eXtension or NSX Hybrid … [Read more...]

A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS (Part 3): Migrating Workloads

In 2019 I’ve started a series of articles around HCX. This is part 3 of my series of posts on HCX on VMConAWS. In part 1 I had a first look at HCX, in part 2 I talked about the L2 Network Extension capability of HCX. In part 3, this article, we will have a closer […] … [Read more...]

A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS (Part 2): Extending networks

In part 1 of this series of post we’ve looked on the basics of HCX, and we’ve discussed the HCX installation process. In part 2 will have a closer look at the network extension capability of HCX. The network extension service of HCX provides a 4-6 Gbps layer 2 extension capability. This capability is … [Read more...]

A closer look at HCX on VMConAWS (Part 1): Introduction

One of the hidden gems that is included in the VMware Cloud on AWS (VMConAWS) service is HCX. HCX is an application mobility platform, designed for simplifying application migration, workload rebalancing and optimized disaster recovery across data centers and clouds. HCX was formerly known as Hybrid Cloud eXtension or … [Read more...]