Free eLearning Courses: Network Virtualization, OpenStack & Containers

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This month VMware Education Services released three free self paced eLearning courses covering network virtualization, Integrated OpenStack, and container technology fundamentals. VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals (2017) – This course introduces the basic and fundamental concepts associated with the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC,) network virtualization, security, and the types of business challenges the solution solves by Read more...

Distributed Firewall (DFW) Timers

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This blog article on distributed firewall (DFW) timers has been contributed by Suma Gundaiah. Suma is a VCI certified, Senior Technical Training Specialist who specializes in VMware NSX technology and Cisco IP networking. In her free time, Suma loves exploring the wilderness of the Himalayas. A session timeout defines the duration of time a session Read more...

VCDX6-NV Certification Now Available

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The elite VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification represents a highly skilled group of design architects working in enterprise deployments across the the entire VMware solution suite. Our newest certification at this level reflects the earner’s world-class skills, knowledge, and experience with vSphere and NSX 6.x. VMware Certified Design Expert v6 – Network Virtualization (VCDX6-NV) validates your skills Read more...

3 Steps to Transforming IT Security

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Protecting the connections between people, devices, and objects has become more critical than ever, especially for organizations that are embracing the cloud. In a virtualized environment, maximum visibility and control are key to mitigating risk. In order to stay ahead of changing security needs, you need deep visibility into every interaction between users and applications, which Read more...

TALES FROM THE FIELD – GET MORE OUT OF VMworld 2017

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CHALLENGE THE ORDINARY WITH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES As you make your final plans for your VMworld 2017, be sure to leverage the know-how of VMware’s professional services experts. They work with customers every day just not implementing VMware technology, but transforming our customer’s organizational structure, processes and culture to drive innovation and meet their IT and Read more...

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...