Recently, I’ve been spending time on reviewing new functionality inside of VMware vCloud Director (vCD) 9.7, specifically Edge Clusters. Edge Clusters provides distinct capabilities to control tenant Edge placement while achieving a higher level of availability. While Edges are a distinct function of NSX to control traffic that ingresses/egresses out of NSX, vCD can provide a significant level of additional functionality.
Abhinav Mishra and I have spent some time writing about the rationale, implementation, migration, and design decisions in regards to Edge Clusters in version 9.7. Below are the links to each of these respective blog posts:
Introduction to Edge Clusters in VMware vCloud Director 9.7 (Part 1 of 3)
Setting up Edge Clusters in VMware vCloud Director 9.7 (Part 2 of 3)
Edge Cluster Design and Migration Considerations for VMware vCloud Director 9.7 (Part 3 of 3)
Last of all, we did two videos that reviews further details of Edge Clusters and also implementing them for an organization virtual datacenter.[embedded content] [embedded content]
We hope this helps others and showcases some of the great new functionality of the vCD 9.7 release! Thanks.