VMworld 2015 Networking and Security Sessions – Part II

Earlier this week we outlined #VMworld sessions on networking and security that are appropriate for attendees who are just starting down the path to virtualizing their networks with NSX. You can read that blog here in Part I.

The beauty of having a solution that has been shipping for nearly two years to more than 700 customers is that we have tons of advanced topics that we can now cover as part of the show program. So take a look at the list of sessions below, and then check out the schedule builder on VMworld.com to organize your week. We’re looking forward to seeing you at VMworld US 2015.

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Sunday, August 30

Time

Session ID Session Title

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

NET6614-QT

Implementation of NSX: Decisions and Outcomes

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

NET6615-QT

Extending the Power of Software Defined Networking to the Retail Branch

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

NET6616-QT

Creating the SDDC for Healthcare

 Monday, August 31

Time

Session ID Session Title

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session

Keynote

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

SPL-SDC-1624

Hands on Labs:

VMware NSX and the vRealize Suite

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

NET6053

The Case for Network Virtualization:

Customer Case Study

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

NET5187

What’s New in Operations Management for Networking with NSX and others

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

NET4989

The Future of Network Virtualization with

VMware NSX

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

NET5529

The Practical Path to NSX

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

NET4933

vSphere Distributed Switch Best Practices for NSX

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

NET5082

How to Deploy VMware NSX with

Cisco Nexus and UCS

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

NET4941

VMware NSX – Deep Dive

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

SEC5071

NSX – AirWatch: Micro-segmentation for

Enterprise and Mobile Apps

Tuesday, September 1

Time

Session ID Session Title

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session

Keynote

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NET5488

Troubleshooting Methodology for VMware NSX

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

NET6639-S

Spotlight Session: The Next Horizon for Cloud Networking and Security

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

SEC6640-S

Spotlight Session: The Software Defined Data Center: Security for the new battlefield

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NET6605-GD

NSX & Physical Network Integration

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

NET5469

VMware on VMware – How VMware IT Uses

NSX for Micro-Segmentation, &

Large Scale Private Cloud

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

NET5212

NSX Performance

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

NET5213

Operational Best Practices for VMware NSX

Wednesday, September 2

Time

Session ID Session Title

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

SEC5170

Micro-Segmented Applications and Services: Enabling The Future of Security

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

NET5989

Multi-vCenter Solutions with VMware NSX

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

ELW-SDC-1625

Expert led Lab: VMware NSX Advanced

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Solutions Exchange

Partners to visit: Arista, Check Point, Dell, F5, Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NET4995

Integrating Physical Workloads and Infrastructure with a NSX Virtual Network

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NET5770

Reference Design for SDDC with NSX & vSphere – Part 1

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

NET5252

NSX Management Pack for vRealize Operations Manager

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

NET5792

Reference Design for SDDC with NSX & vSphere – Part 2

*note – NET5770 is a pre-requisite for this session

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

NET5560

Bridging Virtual and Physical in NSX with OVSB Standard Based Hardware VTEP Integration

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

NET5395

Technical Deep Dive into Desktop-As-A-Service (DAAS) Deployments with NSX

 Thursday, September 3

Time

Session ID Session Title

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session

Closing Keynote

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

NET5826

NSX for vSphere Logical Routing Deep Dive

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SEC5589

NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

NET5612

NSX for vSphere Logical Load Balancing Deep Dive

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

NET4907

Turning Disaster Recovery into a Reality with NSX

 

VMworld 2015 Networking and Security Sessions – Part I

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At VMworld 2014 we focused on the basics of network virtualization. What VMware NSX is, what it does, and how network virtualization would change datacenter networking.  We shared the many benefits of virtualizing networks and you caught on.

Just one year later, network virtualization is going mainstream. So at VMworld 2015, have nearly 100 sessions that are guaranteed to fit your needs, whether you’re an #NSXninja or a network virtualization newbie.

Thinking about virtualizing the network at your company or organization? Want to see how others have done it? We’ve got 20 VMware NSX customers ready to share their learnings and insights and talk about how they’ve virtualized their networks.

Curious about how VMware is collaborating with industry leaders and emerging startups to solve customer problems around security, operations, and integration between the physical and virtual worlds? We’ve got sessions on those topics, too. Our partner ecosystem is growing and our partners will share the benefits of their integrated offerings.

But that’s not all! We will be highlighting proven VMware NSX use cases that will teach you all you need to know about a whole range of topics—from micro-segmentation to IT automation, multi-tenancy, application continuity, and security for VDIs.

So take a look at the list of sessions below, and then check out the schedule builder on VMworld.com to organize your week.

Also, if you’re looking for more advanced sessions, check out Part II of this series here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at VMworld US 2015.

Sunday, August 30

Time

Session ID

Session Title

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

ELW-SDC-1603

Expert Led Workshop: VMware NSX Introduction

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

NET6614-QT

Implementation of NSX: Decisions and Outcomes

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

NET6615-QT

Extending the Power of Software Defined Networking to the Retail Branch

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

NET6616-QT

Creating the SDDC for Healthcare

 Monday, August 31

Time

Session ID

Session Title

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

NET4860

VMware NSX Business Case: A Guided Journey of High-Value IT Outcomes for the SDDC

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session: Keynote

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

NET6053

The Case for Network Virtualization: Customer Case Study

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

NET5529

The Practical Path to NSX

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

NET5082

How to Deploy VMware NSX with Cisco Nexus and UCS

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

NET4941

VMware NSX – Deep Dive

 Tuesday, September 1

Time

Session ID

Session Title

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session

Keynote

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

NET6639-S

Spotlight Session: The Next Horizon for Cloud Networking and Security

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

OPT4953

Operationalizing VMware NSX: Practical Strategies and Lessons from Real-World Implementations

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

SEC6640-S

Spotlight Session: The Software Defined Data Center: Security for the new battlefield

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NET6605-GD

NSX & Physical Network Integration

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

STO 6328

What’s New in Disaster Recovery with VMware Site Recovery Manager and VMware NSX

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Solutions Exchange

Partners to visit: Arista, Check Point, Dell, F5, Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

NET5213

Operational Best Practices for VMware NSX

Wednesday, September 2

Time

Session ID

Session Title

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

CTO6632

VMware R&D CTO Panel

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

SPL-SDC-1603

Hands On Labs: VMware NSX Introduction

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NET6056

VMware NSX: A User’s Experience

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Solutions Exchange or Hang Space

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

EUC5067

Your Desktops Secured: What Can NSX do for you?

Thursday, September 3

Time

Session ID

Session Title

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session

Closing Keynote

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

NET6610-GD

Operationalizing NSX

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

MGT5360

Introducing Application Self-service with Networking and Security using vRealize Automation and NSX

 

 

 

VMware and Docker Deliver Greater Speeds through the Right Controls

This post was co-authored by Guido Appenzeller, CTSO of Networking and Security (@appenz), and Scott Lowe, Engineering DockerArchitect, Networking and Security Business Unit (@scott_lowe)

In today’s business environment, companies are being asked to go faster than ever before: faster time to market, faster response to customers, faster reactions to market shifts. Having a good idea isn’t enough; companies not only need to have a good idea, but they need get it to market fast, and quickly iterate on improvements to that idea. Speed is a competitive advantage.

The phenomenal success of the open source Docker project is a reflection of the pressure on companies to go faster. Companies across all industries have recognized that successful development teams can be a competitive differentiator. However, developers needed a way to simplify and accelerate the development and deployment of applications and code, and found Docker was one way to help accomplish that. Docker has won a place in the hearts and minds of many developers for its ability to help simplify the development and deployment of many different types of applications. Continue reading

Using VMware NSX, Log Insight, and vRealize Orchestator to Improve Security

This post was written by Hadar Freehling, Security & Compliance Systems Engineer Specialist at VMware. The post originally appeared here on the dfudsecurity blog

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There is a lot of power in having security controls in software.  This is what I tell my customer, not just because I work for VMware. Why is that? The reason I find it so powerful is that I can now automate a lot of the security actions that use to be very manual. No more opening tickets to get a SPAN setup on the switch. No more waiting for a firewall change window to lock down a port. Not only that, I have visibility into the VM, like what apps are running and who started them, and what’s on the wire. I can protect different assets with different policies, and these polices can be dynamic.

With the help of my good friend John Dias (vRealize Orchestrator master), we created the follow video to show some of the potential of having everything in software.

Here is the scenario of the workflow.  You are a security person and want to stop all server admins and users from launching a putty session once they have RDPed into a server since they should only be doing this from approved jump boxes or desktops. Basically, I want to stop all intra-data center putty ssh sessions. I am actually looking for putty, the application, not just ssh. This could be any application or port, but I wanted to target a specific application for this demo. Continue reading

VMware NSX Ninjas – VMware TAM Services

VMware Technical Account Managers combine deep expertise with insights from successful implementations to provide unparalleled value to Goal-SettingVMware customers’ business. Curtis Miller is a Technical Account Manager for VMware and in this post, which originally appeared on The VMware TAM Blog, he outlines how to help ensure success with VMware NSX TAM Services.

For networking, VMware NSX is a game-changer in the same way VMware vSphere was for data center servers. NSX virtualizes and consolidates legacy networking functionality back into a hypervisor. As a result, adding or changing network capabilities no longer requires the costly replacement of networking gear. It’s all software based—so upgrades are now just a right-click away.

The resulting cost savings are dramatic because network hardware is replaced far less often and used more efficiently. Deployment times and scalability improve substantially because networks can be created in minutes instead of weeks; and if demand falls, those resources can just as easily be reclaimed. Enhanced security via NSX’s micro-segmentation capabilities is another important benefit as well.

Read Curtis’ full blog here: http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/2015/03/ensuring-success-vmware-nsx-tam-services.html

Roger

Deploying VMware NSX with Horizon

As part of the recent launch of Horizon 6, Tony Paikeday, senior product line manager, End-User Computing, VMware, takes a look at the value proposition of deploying the VMware NSX network virtualization platform together with Horzon.

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Deploying VMware NSX with Horizon

VMware NSX, deployed with Horizon, offers a better alternative to securing east-west traffic between VMs, turning data center security from a perimeter-centric view to one that gives each individual desktop VM its own virtual network container – creating if you will, a network of “one.” This approach, also known as micro-segmentation, has been an ideal for network teams, but traditionally unachievable due to the cost, and the operational complexity involved. With the number of user VM’s introduced by desktop virtualization, and the sprawl of firewall rules needing to be manually added, deleted or modified every time a new VM is introduced, this has been untenable in the past. With VMware NSX, we have a completely new model for networking and security, delivering virtualization of the network, much as we did for server virtualization – reproducing it in software, with a logical library of networking elements and services including switches, routers, firewalls, load-balancers and more that can be deployed over any existing network.

Read Tony’s full blog post here at http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2015/03/securing-virtual-desktops-east-west-threats-data-center.html

Roger

VMware NSX Webcast – Creating Agile Networks

You may have seen Joey Logano speed to his first Daytona 500 win this week. Keeping your network in racing shape takes a similar level of NSX: Wanna Go Fastpatience, stamina, and quick reflexes. Using VMware NSX network virtualization means that you can unlock the full potential of a Software-Defined Data Center, to create and run entire networks on top of existing network hardware, resulting in faster deployment of workloads, as well as greater agility in the face of increasingly dynamic data centers. Watch this overview to learn how VMware NSX reduces the time to provision multi-tier networking and security services from weeks to seconds to win your race. This one-hour overview of VMware NSX outlines how you can bring virtualization to your existing network, transforming both its operations and economics. You’ll learn how several of the largest service providers, global financial, and enterprise data centers in the world are using NSX to reduce costs and provisioning times to improve agility and establish a new model of network security.

Click here to watch this webcast and find out:

  • What the NSX architecture looks like
  • How switching, routing, firewalling, load-balancing and other services are managed with NSX
  • How overlay networks and logical networks all come together with your physical infrastructure

Roger

Network Virtualization at VMware Partner Exchange 2015

VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) is your one-stop shop when it comes to learning about network virtualization and the technology extends VMware’s vision of the software-defined data center. At this year’s event, we are offering both an executive track and a technical track to help partners build their businesses and advance their knowledge, as you take customers on the path to Virtualizing the Network.

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If you are a partner that is new to network virtualization, we have a program/learning path where you can send two people to PEX and to achieve their network virtualization competency by attending the 3-Day NSX Install, Configure and Manage Boot Camp prior to the start of the conference. Participants can then attend the free instructor-led VSP-NV and VTSP-NV boot camps during the conference. Continue reading

VMware NSX Loves Hardware

One of the core value propositions of VMware NSX is ability to take advantage of any underlying hardware infrastructure and deliver a fully decoupled virtualized network in software. VMware NSX loves a Modern Infrastructuregood hardware fabric,.

But that’s not the only hardware VMware NSX loves.

The votes have been cast and counted, and we are pleased to announce that VMware NSX was selected as the winner in the “Best Software Defined Infrastructure” category in the 2015 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards. The awards were judged by the Modern Infrastructure e-zine editorial staff, in conjunction with users, readers, and industry experts.

The Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards recognize the top products, technologies and services in the essential areas of technology that Modern Infrastructure covers. The award-winning tools are those helping to run enterprise businesses with efficiency and insight — whether they’re used inside the data center or out.

VMware NSX delivers secure network services to applications running in the data center, resulting in instant and programmatic provisioning, fast and highly available infrastructure, and increased security and micro segmentation capabilities.

Read about the award here and to learn more about the business value of VMware NSX visit  vmware.com/products/nsx.

Roger

Schuberg Philis Deploys VMware NSX

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Application Roll Out Reduced from Weeks to Minutes
• VMware NSX Enables Better Agility, Flexibility and Security

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with the team at Schuberg Philis about their successful, production deployment of VMware NSX. As background, Schuberg Philis is an innovative business technology company and an important player in the field of mission critical outsourcing services. The company serves customers across financial services, retail suppliers and utilities, and therefore must comply with the highest international risk management and corporate governance standards, while remaining flexible to evolving customer needs.

The adoption of VMware NSX based network virtualization has transformed the way Schuberg Philis runs its IT. In order to provide 100 percent functional up time of its customers’ critical applications, Schuberg Philis continuously optimizes its infrastructure and processes. However, the company increasingly saw its network as a barrier to increasing business agility.

To solve this challenge and to accelerate application roll out, the Schuberg Philis implemented a software-defined data center environment, and deployed VMware NSX. Schuberg Philis is taking advantage of the VMware NSX platform’s flexibility, security and agility to accelerate the deployment of applications to customers. Schuberg Philis customers now have easy access to the flexibility of the cloud, but within a certified, auditable environment, which includes built in controls and security.

Funs Kessen, cloud architect at Schuberg Philis, explained, “The process for spinning up new applications for customers used to take weeks to complete. Now we can do it in a little more than 18 minutes. This allows our customers to respond more quickly to business requirements and opportunities.

By fully automating the process, Kessen and team can offer Schuberg Philis customers complete access to the flexibility of the cloud within a certified environment, complete with all controls and security built in, and we’ve made it fully auditable.”

The adoption of VMware NSX based network virtualization has transformed the way Schuberg Philis runs its IT.

Kessen noted, “With VMware NSX in our software-defined data center, we can focus on applications, and not on the infrastructure,”

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Roger