VMware’s Networking and Security Business Unit is excited to announce THREE NSX Guides being released for VMworld U.S. 2017! Our Guides are authored and technically reviewed by VMware subject matter experts and serve to cover VMware network and security essentials. These new guides follow our existing Day 1 Guide based on VMware NSX’s most popular use-case: Micro-segmentation.


VMware NSX Micro-segmentation: Day 1 Guide

Within VMware NSX Micro-segmentation: Day 1 Guide, you will find insights and recommendations proven to move an organization from a perimeter-centric security posture to a micro-segmented architecture with enhanced security and visibility within the data center. The Guide also details how to effectively design and implement a data center security strategy around micro-segmentation.


VMware NSX Micro-segmentation: Day 2 Guide

As a follow-up to Wade Holmes’ Day 1 Guide, Geoff Wilmington has published a day 2 operations guide – VMware NSX Micro-segmentation: Day 2 Guide. A deeper dive into micro-segmentation, Geoff’s Guide provides the knowledge you need to begin building a scalable methodology and planning for the applications you are going to secure. With step-by-step processes for using tools and products such as VMware Log Insight, Application Rule Manager, and vRealize Network Insight, you will be armed with practical information so that planning micro-segmentation is no longer an overwhelming task.


Operationalizing VMware NSX

To realize the full benefit of VMware NSX, Kevin Lees offers insight into optimizing the ongoing operations of VMware NSX in the data center. Kevin covers both tactical optimizations – such as tooling for monitoring and troubleshooting, and strategic organization – including team structure, culture, roles, responsibilities, and skillsets. You will find proven insights and recommendations for enhancing the way you organize and operate the environment, unlocking its full potential to provide the flexibility and agility your business requires.


Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX

Anthony Burke, with help from fellow Aussies Dale Coghlan and Nick Bradford, published a Guide detailing PowerNSX. PowerNSX is a PowerShell module that abstracts the VMware NSX for vSphere API to a set of easily used PowerShell functions. This Guide will teach you what PowerNSX is and the flexibility and control that it brings. It will also provide an overview of PowerNSX architecture and functionality, and then focus on PowerNSX usage.


If you are attending VMworld U.S. 2017 and want to learn more, our authors will be signing and handing out promotional copies at the VMware booth at the following times (all times local):

Monday, August 28th @ 12:30pm – PowerNSX (Dale & Nick)

Monday, August 28th @ 4:30pm – Micro-segmentation Day 2 (Geoff)

Tuesday, August 29th @ 11:30am – Micro-segmentation Day 1 (Wade)

Wednesday, August 30th @ 11:00am – Operationalizing NSX (Kevin)


If you are attending VMworld EMEA, there will be copies being signed and handed out at the following times:

Tuesday, September 12th@ 12:30pm – Micro-segmentation Day 1 (Wade)

Tuesday, September 12th @ 6:00pm – Operationalizing NSX (Kevin)

Wednesday, September 13th @ 1:30pm – PowerNSX (Dale & Nick)


Happy Reading!