Managing VMware NSX Manager Global Certificates

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Introduction   In a previous post called Managing VMware NSX Edge and Manager Certificates, we looked into NSX Edge self-signed certificates, certificates signed by a Certification Authority (CA), and certificates generated and signed by a CA and how to use them in NSX. We briefly mentioned a functionality called Global certificates as well. NSX Global Read more...

Why Firewalls Alone Are No Longer Enough

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This free Tech Brief from VMware explores the security options that network virtualization and micro-segmentation bring to the data center. But first, it sets the scene by reviewing why firewalls are no longer enough. For the longest time, firewalls were synonymous with security—and for the most part, that equation held true, so long as the Read more...

Reducing Risk in your Enterprise with NSX

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I am frequently in discussions about NSX and implementation – The requirements, function, where the network team lives, how it affects the current Virtual environment, etc. All of these have been covered very well in other blogs, FAQ’s and documentation. However, one of the items that I don’t hear often is that a enormous benefit Read more...

Micro-segmentation Defined in Free eBook

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Wade Holmes, VCDX#15, has written a new ebook compiling the necessary information to guide you through the implementation of micro-segmentation to bolster your security posture. VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 concisely highlights the importance of micro-segmentation in enabling better data center cyber hygiene. It also provides the knowledge and guidance needed to effectively design and implement a data center security Read more...

Virtual Network Provisioning via the Hypervisor

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We’ve shared other resources with you before that discuss what network virtualization is and the essential of micro-segmentation. Today, we’re taking a look at provisioning virtual networks. According to our free whitepaper Network Virtualization Makes Your Life Easier: Virtual networks can be provisioned using a cloud management platform (CMP) that requests virtual network and security services for corresponding workloads. Read more...

Troubleshooting Videos for vRealize Operations Manager, Workspace ONE, and NSX Now Available in the Learning Zone!

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This month the Learning Zone was focused on troubleshooting for vRealize, Workspace ONE, and NSX. The following videos can now be accessed by Standard and Premium subscribers: VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Troubleshooting Tips & Tricks Learn Best Practices and Troubleshooting of Workspace One Advanced Troubleshooting for VMware NSX In addition to these videos, the Read more...

What is Network Virtualization?

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In Redefining Networking with Network Virtualization network virtualization is defined as: Much as server virtualization recreates the traits of a physical server within software, network virtualization likewise replicates the components of network and security services in a software container. Consequently, the virtualized network is provisioned and managed independent of your hardware, and the physical networking devices simply Read more...

Getting Your Team Ready for Network Virtualization

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Network virtualization with VMware NSX can bring enormous benefits to your organization:  stronger security, a bridge to the hybrid cloud, support for your future vision for SDDC. One way to smooth the adoption process is by considering how people, processes and technologies will interact with the solution during your planning stages. Excerpted from a recent Read more...

Securing Your PowerShell Execution and Password in VMware vRealize Orchestrator

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In this blog post we will look at how to secure your end-to-end PowerShell Execution from VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ (vRO)—including how not to show passwords when using the Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP) protocol in a double-hop authentication scenario. Let’s look at a few common use cases regarding the configuration of vRO, the PowerShell host, Read more...