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Figure 3: Cross-VC NSX and F5 BIG-IP DNS Multi-site Deployment

Multi-site Active-Active Solutions with NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS

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I’ve written several prior blogs on multi-site solutions with NSX-V discussing topics such as fundamentals, design options, multi-site security, and disaster recovery; see below links to review some of the prior material. In this post, I’ll discuss how VMware NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS (prior known as F5 GTM) can be used together for Active/Active Read more...

NSX-V 6.3: Control Plane Resiliency with CDO Mode

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NSX-V 6.3, released last month, introduced many new features. In my last blog post, NSX-V 6.3: Cross-VC NSX Security Enhancements, I discussed several new Cross-VC NSX security features. In this post I’ll discuss another new feature called Controller Disconnected Operation (CDO) mode which provides additional resiliency for the NSX control plane. Note, in NSX-V 6.3.1, CDO Read more...

NSX-V 6.3: Cross-VC NSX Security Enhancements

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NSX-V 6.2 introduced the Cross-NSX feature to allow for NSX logical networking and security across multiple vCenter domains. The ability to apply consistent networking and security across vCenter domains provides for mulitple use cases for Cross-VC NSX: workload mobility, resource pooling, multi-site security, ease of automation across sites, and disaster avoidance/recovery. With the recent release Read more...

VMware NSX and SRM: Disaster Recovery Overview and Demo

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In this post, I’ll briefly expand on the benefits of utilizing NSX as part of a disaster recovery (DR) solution. Most of the content on this post I wrote about in a prior post on my personal blog. For additional information check out my prior multi-site and disaster recovery with NSX posts on the VMware Read more...

Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX and Palo Alto Networks Security

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In a prior post, Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX: Consistent Security and Micro-segmentation Across Sites, we discussed how Cross-VC NSX provides micro-segmentation and consistent security across multiple sites. We looked at five reasons to seriously consider Cross-VC NSX for a multi-site solution in terms of security alone: centralized management, consistent security across vCenter domains/sites, security policies follow the workload(s), ease of Read more...

Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX: Consistent Security and Micro-segmentation Across Sites

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Several posts have been written prior on multi-site with Cross-VC NSX describing the fundamentals, use cases, deployment models, and flexibility Cross-VC NSX provides. In this post, we focus on the security benefits of a multi-site Cross-VC NSX solution. Prior Cross-VC NSX Blogs: Cross-VC NSX: Multi-site Deployments with Ease and Flexibility NSX-V: Multi-site Options and Cross-VC Read more...

Cross-VC NSX: Multi-site Deployments with Ease and Flexibility

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As discussed in prior Cross-VC NSX/multi-site blogs, Cross-VC NSX allows for NSX logical networking and security across multiple vCenter domains which may also be across multiple sites. The benefits of this capability are immediately clear in terms of workload mobility, resource pooling, central management and application of consistent security policies across vCenter domains/sites, and disaster Read more...

NSX-V: Multi-site Options and Cross-VC NSX Design Guide

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Check-out the new NSX-V Multi-site Options and Cross-VC NSX Design Guide The goal of this design guide is to outline several NSX solutions available for multi-site data center connectivity before digging deeper into the details of the Cross-VC NSX multi-site solution. Learn how Cross-VC NSX enables logical networking and security across multiple vCenter domains/sites and Read more...

Monitoring VMware NSX SpoofGuard with REST API and Perl

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In some prior blogs, we demonstrated leveraging NSX REST API with Python. See prior blogs, Automating Security Group and Policy Creation with NSX REST API and Automating VMware NSX Security Rules Creation using Splunk and Some Code. In this blog, we demonstrate how NSX REST API can be used with the popular Perl programming language. One of Perl’s Read more...