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...

PowerNSX: PowerShell cmdlets to automate NSX

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Looking to automate NSX for vSphere? Unsure where to start? Look no further than PowerNSX. PowerNSX is a PowerShell module that abstracts the VMware NSX for vSphere API to a set of easily used PowerShell functions. It aims to focus on exposing New, Update, Remove and Get operations for all key NSX functions as well as adding 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...

It’s Here: ‘Network Virtualization For Dummies’

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Today, just about all enterprise data centers have virtualized a significant portion of their server resources, and a large percentage are moving to virtualize their storage resources as well. That’s because the majority of IT organizations are realizing the payoff that comes with virtualization—things like better utilization of resources, increased IT agility, and lower capital Read more...

Automating Security Group and Policy Creation with NSX REST API

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As we’ve seen in many of the prior posts, VMware NSX is a powerful platform decoupling networking services from physical infrastructure. NSX effectively enables logical networking and security within a virtualized environment; this brings many of the same benefits we’re familiar with gaining from server virtualization such as flexibility, faster provisioning, better utilization of hardware, Read more...

Automating VMware NSX Security Rules Creation using Splunk and Some Code

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The VMware NSX network virtualization platform allows us to build sophisticated networking and security constructs in software. NSX has a rich RESTful API which allows one to build highly flexible and automated environments. In this blog, we’re going to focus on operations and automation; we’ll demonstrate one example of automation around security policies/rules that can Read more...