Newly Released STIG Validates VMware NSX Meets…

Newly Released STIG Validates VMware NSX Meets the Security Hardening Guidance Required for Installment on Department of Defense (DoD) Networks

Newly Released STIG Validates VMware NSX Meets…

PALO ALTO, CA –(Marketwired – September 12, 2016) – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Risk Management Executive has released the VMware NSX® Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), Version 1 for immediate use.As the first…Read More


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VMware NSX 6.2 Installation and Configuration:…

“VMware NSX 6.2 Installation and Configuration: A to Z” via Virtual Issar

VMware NSX 6.2 Installation and Configuration:…

This has been a long pending series of blog Posts on VMware NSX (6.2.2) Installation and configuration I wanted to share. Last month I have installed NSX 6.2.2 in my lab and wanted to share my experience. I have written 12 blog posts in an attempt to cover the complete procedure for NSX installation and…Read More


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Cloud Pod Architecture with F5 LTM or NSX

“Cloud Pod Architecture with F5 LTM or NSX” via vhojan.nl

Cloud Pod Architecture with F5 LTM or NSX

In 2014, VMware announced a new feature in Horizon 6 called Cloud Pod Architecture. This feature can make sure that you can run Horizon based VDI/Remote Apps from multiple data centers and that the maximum number of desktops can exceed 10,000 per Horizon implementation (by setting up multiple POD’s with 10,000 desktops each). To use … Continue reading Cloud Pod Architecture with F5 LTM or NSX → The post Cloud Pod Architecture with F5 LTM or NSX appeared first on vHojan.nl.


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How to monitor NSX environment with vRealize…

“How to monitor NSX environment with vRealize Operations – Part II – Result” via vtechguru.com

How to monitor NSX environment with vRealize…

Dear Reader, this is the second part of the vROPS for NSX post. In the earlier Part I post I have discussed about the installation and configuration of the PAK file in vROPs environment. In this part I am going to discuss the results of the configuration, i.e, what information we get from the solution. As could be seen in the earlier post, when we install this solution we get two adapters, first one for NSX-vSphere adapter and the second one for Network Devices. For this post I did not configure any Network Devices and hence have only NSX for vSphere environment for monitoring. Once the solution is installed and configured you would get the following extra Dashboards by default.


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Restoring NSX from Old Backup – Impact on…

“Restoring NSX from Old Backup – Impact on Distributed Network” via Elver’s Opinion

Restoring NSX from Old Backup – Impact on…

I’ve been slacking (from writing) for a few months now but at VMWorld 2016 ‪@LuisChanu‪ reminded me of a blog I had promised him. My first ever blog was NSXManager Backup and Restore but he wanted to know of a few “whatifs”, like what would happen if you restore NSX Manager using an old backup. So this post is to fulfill (better late than never) my promise to Luis and write about what happens to the distributed network when you use old backups to restore NSX Manager.


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Deploying NSX Logical Switches

“Deploying NSX Logical Switches” via Let’s v4Real

Deploying NSX Logical Switches

Continuing from where we left off with deploying NSX controllers and preparing our hosts for NSX, now its time to deploy a logical switch and add virtual machines to it. A logical switch can be looked at as a logical broadcast domain to which virtual machines can be connected to. The segment IDs that are associated…Read More


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How to Deploy NSX Controllers and Configure…

“How to Deploy NSX Controllers and Configure Hosts for NSX” via Let’s v4Real

How to Deploy NSX Controllers and Configure…

Once you’ve deployed the NSX manager appliance and you’ve setup the registration with your vCenter, its time to deploy our controllers and being our host preparations for NSX. From the Networking & Security pane click Installation > Management. At the bottom you will see the NSX Controller nodes pane. Click the green + Click Select…Read More


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Network Virtualization: New Skills for a New Era

Network Virtualization: New Skills for a New Era

Network Virtualization: New Skills for a New Era

Networking has continually evolved to reflect new technology capabilities and changing demands – it’s always moving toward the future. And virtualized networks is the next step. To get the most out of network virtualization project, you’ll need to learn more about it and stay up to date on the most current and important technologies. This […] The post Network Virtualization: New Skills for a New Era appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .


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Configuring Syslog server for VMware NSX…

“Configuring Syslog server for VMware NSX components” via Wojcieh.net

Configuring Syslog server for VMware NSX…

Syslog server is a must in all environments. It doesn’t matter if you have 5 or 100 ESXi host or you use NSX or not. Today, we configure Syslog server for VMware NSX components. In my case it will be VMware vRealize Log Insight.


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How to replace NSX Manager SSL Certificate

“How to replace NSX Manager SSL Certificate” via Wojcieh.net

How to replace NSX Manager SSL Certificate

I am working on daily basis with many Customers in CEMEA region. Pretty much all of them are large Enterprises where a focus on security is quite high. As the best practice, it is recommended to replace self-signed SSL Certificates with Certificate Authority Certificates.


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PowerNSX – Validating logging status on DFW rules

Network Inferno: PowerNSX – Validating logging status on DFW rules

PowerNSX – Validating logging status on DFW rules

A colleague reached out to the PowerNSX team recently. The request was on behalf of a customer who had inconsistent logging status for their DFW rules. This can be done with PowerNSX. The first example will retrieve all sections, retrieve all DFW rules within the sections and search the property logged. If it is not … Continue reading “PowerNSX – Validating logging status on DFW rules”


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PowerCLI Stops Working After NSX 6.2.4 Upgrade

PowerCLI Stops Working After NSX 6.2.4 Upgrade – Tom Fojta’s Blog

PowerCLI Stops Working After NSX 6.2.4 Upgrade

As of NSX 6.2.3 TLS 1.0 support is deprecated on Edge Service Gateways. So if you are using load balancer with SSL offload, TLS 1.0 ciphers are no longer being supported and those clients that rely on them will not work anymore. The supported ciphers can be easily check with nmap. Here is nmap output […]


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