Our official Guides are authored and technically reviewed by VMware subject matter experts and cover VMware network and security essentials.

Below you will find a description of the current books in our library along with a downloadable PDF link.

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NEW RELEASE: Building VMware NSX Powered Clouds and Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses

In Building VMware NSX Powered Clouds and Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses, Shahzad Ali details how VMware NSX’s network and security virtualization platform will allow you to redesign your datacenter and build and run private clouds. NSX is also the integration point between private and public cloud with offerings such as VMC (VMware Cloud) on AWS. In his Guide, Shahzad aims to give readers, architects, and engineers the tools and techniques required to transform legacy datacenter architecture into a software-defined private cloud based architecture.

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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 in your data center. VMware NSX enables granular firewalling and security policy enforcement for each workload in the data center, independent of network topology and complexity. The Guide details how to effectively plan, design, and implement a data center security strategy based around micro-segmentation.

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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 for thousands of applications is not an overwhelming task. These tools will also be compared and contrasted so you can understand when to best implement each one.

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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. NSX has already helped over a thousand organizations improve the network and security posture of their software-defined data center by fundamentally changing the way they approach network and security architecture. To fully leverage these capabilities in a sustained manner, certain operational optimizations should be considered. In this Guide, you will find proven insights and recommendations for enhancing the way you organize and operate your environment, unlocking its full potential to provide the flexibility and agility your business requires.



Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX

Anthony Burke, with contributions from fellow Aussies Dale Coghlan and Nick Bradford, published a Guide covering 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, as well as the flexibility and control that it brings. It will also provide an overview of PowerNSX architecture and functionality, then cover PowerNSX usage.

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