Update NSX Networks Using Cloud Assembly

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vRA 8.1 and vRA Cloud now offer day-2 network reconfiguration using a deployment update action.  This process means I can add multiple networks to a network profile and update the networks after a deployment has completed.   Let’s take a look at how to set up the network profile and blueprint. First I added the networks

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Next-Generation Network Automation with VMware vRealize Automation 8.1 and VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0

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Today, we are launching VMware’s next-generation Network Automation solution, powered by VMware vRealize Automation 8.1, VMware’s modern infrastructure automation platform, and VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0, the latest release of VMware’s flagship network virtualization platform. As mentioned in our previous Network Automation blog, VMware vRealize Automation 8.1 and VMware NSX-T Data Center help organizations accelerate

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vRealize Network Insight Search Poster for NSX-T

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Continuing our Search Poster series, we’ve arrived at the NSX-T search poster! Using the search engine inside VMware vRealize Network Insight can be a revealing experience. It has every single bit of data you ever wanted to see about anything in your infrastructure and it’s available at your fingertips. Because of the vast amount of

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vRA Cloud Assembly Load Balancer with NSX-T Deep Dive

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The intention of this blog post is to provide a deep dive into vRA Load Balancer features with NSX-T. I will go over what objects and why they are created in NSX-T to support different types of load balancers. I will cover what network profile settings are required to provision different types of load balancers.

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vRealize Network Insight Search Poster for NSX for vSphere

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Continuing our Search Poster series, we’ve arrived at the NSX for vSphere Search poster! Using the search engine inside VMware vRealize Network Insight can be a revealing experience. It has every single bit of data you ever wanted to see about anything in your infrastructure and it’s available at your fingertips. Because of the vast

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Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – Part 4

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Updated April, 2020   The final blog in my series on network automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX will focus on creating on-demand load balancers, using existing load balancers, and reconfiguring load balancers after deployment.  I recommend going through part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this blog series if you’re new to Cloud

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Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – Part 3

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Updated April, 2020   Welcome back for part three of a four part series on Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX.  In the previous two posts, I covered how to setup Cloud Accounts, verify and configure your initial network profile, then showed how to create on-demand networks and use existing or provider networks.  For

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Creating Tags in NSX with Cloud Assembly

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VMware Cloud Assembly provides the ability to add tags to VMware NSX logical switches (segments) and NICs. Tags are also added to existing and deployed load balancers, deployed virtual servers, server pools, application profiles, and monitor objects.  Why is this cool, you ask?  Tags can be used for a number of purposes.  They allow developers to

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Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – Part 2

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Updated April, 2020   In the first post, I covered how to add Cloud Accounts and view discovered compute and network resources in Cloud Assembly.  If you missed the first post or need a refresher, click here – part 1 – to check it out.  Each of the posts in this series assumes you have access to

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Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – part 1

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Updated April, 2020 Cloud Assembly provides the ability to create Provider and on-demand networks, plus use existing software defined networks, through our integrations with VMware NSX.  NSX isn’t the only option available for Infrastructure as Code needs.  Cloud Assembly also allows you to leverage the network resources provided by public cloud providers.  Over the next

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