NSX-v 6.2.4 was released the week before VMworld US so might have gotten somewhat lost in the VMworld noise…For those that where fortunate enough to not upgrade to or deploy a greenfield 6.2.3 site you can now safely do so without the nasty bugs that existed in the 6.2.3 build. In a nutshell this new build delivers all the significant features and enhancements announced in 6.2.3 without the dFW or Edge Gateway bugs that forced the build being pulled from distribution a few weeks back.
With the array of dazzling software hitting the market, it’s easy to get bored with older companies that deal in the nuts and bolts — until something burns out, malfunctions or allows a security breach. Then you remember that your flashy new application falls through the floor without rock-solid infrastructure. Luckily, not everyone is aspiring to be the next Docker. There are still some companies who are doing lower-level grunt work to enable the upper-level innovation.
VMworld 2016 has come and gone and one of the best releases of new software (I could be bias here) is PowerNSX. PowerNSX is a PowerShell module that abstracts the VMware NSX for vSphere API to a set of easily used PowerShell functions. In January 2016, PowerNSX v1 was release. At that time it included … Continue reading “Released: PowerNSX v2”
During his VMworld 2016 General Session address, Rajiv Ramaswami, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Networking and Security at VMware, discusses the importance of Network Virtualization and the highlights of NSX Momentum.
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.
The new head of VMware’s networking and security business unit, a former Cisco and Broadcom executive named Rajiv Ramaswami, laid out the future vision for the company’s software defined networking platform NSX at VMWorld 2016.
“A demo showing how Cross-VC NSX provides workload mobility and consistent security across multiple vCenter domains and sites. Universal Distributed Firewall Rules are utilized to provide consistent security policies across multiple vCenter domains and sites, and workloads are vMotioned between sites demonstrating the ability of security policies to move with the workloads.”
VMware Learning Zone subscribers get unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including our weekly new releases, like these from the Paul McSharry’s VMware NSX Architecture and Troubleshooting series last month: The NSX Troubleshooting Process NSX Architecture Troubleshooting VMware ESXi hosts for NSX Troubleshooting NSX Edge Troubleshooting NSX Manager […] The post New NSX Troubleshooting Video Series Added to VMware Learning Zone appeared…Read More
Addressing his keynote audience at VMworld 2016, Rajiv Ramaswami, VMware’s general manager and executive vice president for networking and security, referred to network virtualization as “the single greatest infrastructure transformation I personally have ever seen.” And he cited the enhanced security, automation, and continuity provided by VMwareⓇ NSX™ as a key enabler. NSX has seen …
VMware has made NSX for vSphere 6.2.4 available for download. NSX 6.2.4 provides critical bug fixes identified in previous releases, and 6.2.4 delivers a security patch for CVE-2016-2079 which is a critical input validation vulnerability for sites that uses NSX SSL VPN. For customers who use SSL VPN, VMware strongly recommends a review of CVE-2016-2079 […] The post VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.4 now available appeared first on Support Insider.
VMware has released an update for their network virtualization platform NSX. The updated fixes theDistributed Firewall Issue that forced VMware to pull NSX 6.2.3 from distribution. Thisupdate also fixes the SSL-VPN Issue announced in Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0007.2 (CVE-2016-2079). Download and … Read more »
As a VMworld 2016 special, I would like to announce publicly the new NSX SDN-LAB (formerly NSX vLAB) release v3.5. There have been multiple internal releases of this lab on OneCloud but this one represents the latest and greatest from NSX. I have also developed a brand new architecture for the lab to show a holistic and detailed views of all the components together in a whopping A0 scale diagram — this is literally the largest diagram I have ever architected on Visio.
There’s not a lot of specific information out there for this configuration. There’s someguidance from Pivotaland some how-tos from VMware, so with a little additional detail, we should be able to figure this out. Preparation SSL Certificate.You’ll need the signed public cert for your URL (certnew.cer), the associated private key (pcf.key) and the public cert […]
In last 2 posts of this series we understood what NSX is and how to install/configure NSX manager. In this post we will be talking about NSX controllers. Before diving into lab, we will first discuss a little bit theory … Continue reading →
VMware NSX is the network virtualization and security platform that emerged from VMware after they acquired Nicira in 2012. This acquisition launched VMware into the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) world. VMware NSX® is a software networking … Continue reading →
Quick one today. As of NSX 6.2.3 and 6.2.4 onwards there are licensing tiers. Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise unlock a different set of features. Whilst I won’t hop on the soap box about that today (buy me a beer and I will) there have been lots of automation efforts using PowerNSX to deploy NSX. With … Continue reading “License NSX via automation with PowerCLI”
If you want to create your own designs, document your home lab or present a design to a customer. I’m sure you want it to look professional. VMware has made some NSX powerpoint icons available in this document . There are also some other Useful NSX Resources like links to hand on labs and community URL’s available here .
It is hardly news at this point that “the developer is king” (especially if you work in Silicon Valley). This is particularly true for those of us who’ve worked for technology companies for a long time. However, a couple of things have changed in the last few years:
Considering rounding out your adoption of the three pillars of the Software-Defined Data Center with network virtualization? Want to see how others have done it? We have more than three… The post VMware NSX Customer Session Guide – #VMworld 2016 appeared first on The Network Virtualization Blog.