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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) when a private, routed, or outbound network type is selected in a blueprint. 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 Read more...
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Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – part 2

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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 Cloud Assembly with the Read more...

Network Automation with Cloud Assembly and NSX – part 1

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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 3 posts, I’ll Read more...

What’s New For vRealize Network Insight 4.0/Network Insight Service

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Starting with the 4.0 release of Network Insight, VMware is providing support for VMware Cloud on AWS, including visibility into your configuration and flows for security planning.  Support for VMware Cloud on AWS is currently in Preview.  Additionally, Network Insight is expanding support for Cisco ASA, Cisco ACI, and BGP-EVPN.  Paths can now be traced Read more...
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Network Insight September 2018 Release Technical Overview

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The September release of Network Insight brings a number of great new features focused on NSX-T, Pinboard personalization and sharing, a new SaaS datacenter location, page Auto-refresh, and a number of other new features.  For this post, I’ll provide an overview of the top new features available in this release.   VMware is providing expanded Read more...

vRealize Network Insight 3.7 – Network Insight Service February 2018 New Releases

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The newest release of vRealize Network Insight and the Network Insight Service include a number of great new features.  We are supporting several new scenarios for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers.  Another new feature is Infoblox Grid Manager integration (coming soon to the Network Insight Service) to enrich physical NetFlow data.  Network Insight provides better Read more...

Network Insight 3.6 Technical Overview

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  vRealize Network Insight 3.6 (vRNI) and Network Insight Service include a number of powerful new features designed to provide enhanced visibility for physical network switches.  Network Insight also allows you to leverage your physical switch NetFlow data for micro-segmentation planning.  Additionally we have added a flow analytics capability, a new AWS security group and firewall Read more...

vRealize Network Insight 3.5 – Feel the vRNI

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vRealize Network Insight 3.5 (vRNI) introduces a number of great features, which improve our visibility and ability to ensure a secure and compliant configuration.  Also Network Insight is now available as a service.  This means you can rely on VMware to handle management and updates of Network Insight, with the same great feature set you enjoy when Read more...
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Gaining Insight Into AWS Workloads With vRNI 3.4

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Enterprise IT needs visibility into the network and security status of their workloads, whether hosted on premises, or within AWS.  While many AWS workloads are sandboxes for application development teams (DevOps), it is important to analyze these workloads.  Increasingly, public cloud workloads are also fulfilling mission critical production needs for many organizations.  Enterprise IT must Read more...

vRealize Network Insight 3.3 Feature Walkthrough

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vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) continues to enhance the visibility and management of overlay and underlay networks.  With the launch of version 3.3, a number of new features were introduced.  In this blog post, I will cover four of the new features, including new event management options, user-defined event enhancements, improved NAT visibility, and new IP Read more...