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Nick Schmidt

I am a network engineer based out of Alaska, pursuing various methods of achieving SRE/NRE

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Solutions Architect, Cloud Platform Infrastructure

Using cloud-init with vSphere and openSUSE 15.4

Using cloud-init with vSphere and openSUSE 15.4

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Identity theft has gotten out of hand. Here are basic ways to protect yourself.

Identity theft has gotten out of hand. Here are basic ways to protect yourself.

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NSX Data Center 4.0.0.1 is now available!

NSX Data Center 4.0.0.1 is now available!

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The Role of Trust and Failure in Information Security

The Role of Trust and Failure in Information Security

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Scale datacenters past the number of VLAN IDs with NSX-T Tier-0 and Q-in-X

Scale datacenters past the number of VLAN IDs with NSX-T Tier-0 and Q-in-X

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Different Methods to carry 802.1q tags with VMware vDS and NSX-T

Different Methods to carry 802.1q tags with VMware vDS and NSX-T

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Network Experiments with VMware NSX-T and Cisco Modeling Labs

Network Experiments with VMware NSX-T and Cisco Modeling Labs

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Vendor interoperability with multiple STP instances

Vendor interoperability with multiple STP instances

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Cisco Modeling Labs

Cisco Modeling Labs

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Deploy Root Certificates to Debian-based Linux systems with Ansible

Deploy Root Certificates to Debian-based Linux systems with Ansible

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Cloud-Scale Networking: NSX Datacenter Hierarchical Tier-0s, blending telecom with cloud

Cloud-Scale Networking: NSX Datacenter Hierarchical Tier-0s, blending telecom with cloud

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VMware NSX-T and Ansible

VMware NSX-T and Ansible

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Bogons, and how to leverage public IP feeds with NSX-T

Bogons, and how to leverage public IP feeds with NSX-T

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GitOps with NSX Advanced Load Balancer and Jenkins

GitOps with NSX Advanced Load Balancer and Jenkins

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Leverage Idempotent, Declarative Profiles with the NSX-ALB (Avi) REST API

Leverage Idempotent, Declarative Profiles with the NSX-ALB (Avi) REST API

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The winds of change in cloud operations, and why integrations like NSX Data Center 3.2 + Advanced Load Balancer are important

The winds of change in cloud operations, and why integrations like NSX Data Center 3.2 + Advanced Load Balancer are important

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NSX-T 3.2 and NSX ALB (Avi) Deployment Error - "Controller is not reachable. {0}"

NSX-T 3.2 and NSX ALB (Avi) Deployment Error - "Controller is not reachable. {0}"

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VyOS and other Linux builds unable to use `vmxnet3` or "VMware Paravirtual SCSI" adapter on vSphere

VyOS and other Linux builds unable to use `vmxnet3` or "VMware Paravirtual SCSI" adapter on vSphere

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Why Automate? Reliability Approaches with the VMware NSX-T API

Why Automate? Reliability Approaches with the VMware NSX-T API

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Get an A on ssllabs.com with VMware Avi / NSX ALB (and keep it that way with SemVer!)

Get an A on ssllabs.com with VMware Avi / NSX ALB (and keep it that way with SemVer!)

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Static IPv4/IPv6 Addresses - Debian 11

Static IPv4/IPv6 Addresses - Debian 11

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VMware NSX ALB (Avi Networks) and NSX-T Integration, Installation

VMware NSX ALB (Avi Networks) and NSX-T Integration, Installation

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vCenter - File system `/storage/log` is low on storage space

vCenter - File system `/storage/log` is low on storage space

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VMworld 2021 is right around the corner! Here are my top 10 sessions!

VMworld 2021 is right around the corner! Here are my top 10 sessions!

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Managing DNS Servers with Ansible and Jenkins (Unbound, BIND)

Managing DNS Servers with Ansible and Jenkins (Unbound, BIND)

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World WiFi Day 2021!

World WiFi Day 2021!

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XML, JSON, YAML - Python data structures and visualization for infrastructure engineers

XML, JSON, YAML - Python data structures and visualization for infrastructure engineers

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Troubleshooting with VMware NSX ALB/Avi Vantage

Troubleshooting with VMware NSX ALB/Avi Vantage

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VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer - Installation

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer - Installation

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Leveraging Hyperglass and NSX-T!

Leveraging Hyperglass and NSX-T!

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PSA: PAN-OS Drops BGP peers with an invalid NLRI / Always filter inbound prefixes from Avi Vantage

PSA: PAN-OS Drops BGP peers with an invalid NLRI / Always filter inbound prefixes from Avi Vantage

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NSX-T Edge Transport Node Packet Captures

NSX-T Edge Transport Node Packet Captures

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PAN-OS IPv6 Error: bgp peer local address 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 does not belong to interface

PAN-OS IPv6 Error: bgp peer local address 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 does not belong to interface

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VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer - Overview

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer - Overview

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Design Pattern: Looking Glasses

Design Pattern: Looking Glasses

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Unearned Uptime - Present and Future Design Patterns

Unearned Uptime - Present and Future Design Patterns

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Unearned Uptime: Letting Old Ideas Go

Unearned Uptime: Letting Old Ideas Go

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9/10 NGINX Use Cases, URI and Host rewrites

9/10 NGINX Use Cases, URI and Host rewrites

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NSX-T Transitive Networking

NSX-T Transitive Networking

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Why Automate? Using Pipelines to Develop and Manage Network Configurations

Why Automate? Using Pipelines to Develop and Manage Network Configurations

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Why Automate? Ansible Playbooks and Desired State for Network Operating Systems

Why Automate? Ansible Playbooks and Desired State for Network Operating Systems

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Advantages for BGP in Virtualized Topologies

Advantages for BGP in Virtualized Topologies

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vCenter Upgrade Error: `Exception Occurred in precheck phase`

vCenter Upgrade Error: `Exception Occurred in precheck phase`

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vCenter Upgrade Error: `Exception Occurred in install precheck phase`

vCenter Upgrade Error: `Exception Occurred in install precheck phase`

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Using VM Templates and NSX-T for Repeatable Virtual Network Deployments

Using VM Templates and NSX-T for Repeatable Virtual Network Deployments

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Why Automate? Writing a self-testing Python class for REST or XML API invocation

Why Automate? Writing a self-testing Python class for REST or XML API invocation

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Why Automate, Part 2: RESTFul APIs and why they aren't as hard as you think

Why Automate, Part 2: RESTFul APIs and why they aren't as hard as you think

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IPv6 Sage Certification with NSX-T, Part 2

IPv6 Sage Certification with NSX-T, Part 2

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IPv6 Up and Running - Dual-Stack connectivity with NSX-T

IPv6 Up and Running - Dual-Stack connectivity with NSX-T

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IPv6 Sage Certification with NSX-T, Part 1: Requesting an extended prefix

IPv6 Sage Certification with NSX-T, Part 1: Requesting an extended prefix

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Why Automate, Part 1: Network Config Templating in Jinja2

Why Automate, Part 1: Network Config Templating in Jinja2

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Securing Dual-Stack (IPv4,IPv6) Endpoints with NSX-T

Securing Dual-Stack (IPv4,IPv6) Endpoints with NSX-T

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IPv6 Up and Running - Address Planning Basics and using a Tunnel Broker

IPv6 Up and Running - Address Planning Basics and using a Tunnel Broker

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Anycast Stateless Services with NSX-T, Implementation

Anycast Stateless Services with NSX-T, Implementation

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Anycast Stateless Services with NSX-T, the Theory

Anycast Stateless Services with NSX-T, the Theory

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BGP Graceful Restart, some inter-platform oddities, what to do with it

BGP Graceful Restart, some inter-platform oddities, what to do with it

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NSX-T 2.5 Getting Started, Part 2 - Service Configuration!

NSX-T 2.5 Getting Started, Part 2 - Service Configuration!

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NSX-T 2.5 Getting Started, Part 1

NSX-T 2.5 Getting Started, Part 1

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Spine and Leaf Networks, an Outline

Spine and Leaf Networks, an Outline

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NSX-T Datacenter 2.5 Upgrade Process and Preview

NSX-T Datacenter 2.5 Upgrade Process and Preview

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