Category : NSX

Written by Christopher Lewis on June 19, 2018

VMware have just released the latest version of their networking monitoring tool, VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.8. The cool new features include: vRealize Log Insight integration. Increased monitoring of AWS Availability Zones. Cisco ASA support. Check out the Release Notes

Network Insight NSX VMware

Written by Christopher Lewis on June 11, 2018

With the release of VMware vSphere 6.7, the feature parity between the legacy flex and HTML5 client is getting closer. In addition, with the release of VMware NSX-v 6.4.1 more VMware NSX-v features are also available in the HTML5 client (as seen below). Note: At one of the keynotes at VMworld 2017 Europe, Ray O’farrell committed to the HTML5 client would have FULL feature parity at the next MAJOR release.

NSX VMware vSphere

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 27, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 4.1 - Configure and Manage Logical Firewall Services Configure Edge and Distributed Firewall rules according to a deployment plan: Create/configure Firewall rule sections for specific departments Create/configure Identity-based firewall (IDFW) for specific users/groups Configure SpoofGuard policies to enhance security Filter firewall rules to narrow a scope Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: * A working VMware vSphere 6.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 20, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 6.3 - Configure and Manage Universal Logical Security Objects Configure Universal MAC Sets Configure Universal IP Sets Configure Universal Security Groups Configure Universal Services and Service Groups Configure Universal Firewall Rules Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment with 2 vCenter Servers and 2 Platform Services linked in ELM. A working VMware NSX 6.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on October 13, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 6.2 - Configure and Manage Universal Logical Network Objects Create/configure Universal Logical Switches Create/configure Universal Distributed Logical Routers Configure local egress Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX 6.x environment configured for Cross-vCenter NSX Objective Breakdown Create Universal Logical Switches This is essentially the same as the creation of NSX Logical Switches (which is covered in Objective 2.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on October 12, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 6.1 - Configure Cross vCenter VMware NSX infrastructure components Configure NSX manager roles (Primary, Secondary, Standalone, Transit) according to a deployment plan: Assign Primary role to specified NSX Manager Assign Secondary role to specified NSX Manager(s) Deploy/Configure Universal Controller Cluster Configure Universal segment ID pools Create/Manage Universal transport zones Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on September 25, 2017

I have worked in “the industry” for the last 17+ years, so picking up new technologies and learning as much as I can (or at least as much I need to know to be dangerous) has become second nature to me. If I was just starting out in IT today, I’m not sure where I would start. I know when I started back in the day with software packaging with WISE Package Studio, Networking was a dark art.

NSX NSX-V VCAP6 VCP6 vExpert VMware

Written by Christopher Lewis on September 11, 2017

I previously attempted the VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 - Network Virtualization and, unfortunately, I wasn’t successful. It was the same old story with most VCAP exams, time simple ran out. As I am at VMworld this week it seemed rude not to take a second attempt for 1⁄2 price. The exam center had a few issues, both with overbooking (it seems the PEX keynote is the ideal time for everyone to take exams!

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on September 7, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 4.2 - Configure and Manage Service Composer Create/configure Service Composer according to a deployment plan: Configure Security Groups Configure Security Policies Configure Activity Monitoring for a Security Policy Create/edit/delete Security Tags Create a Security Tag Edit a Security Tag Assign a Security Tag Detach a Security Tag Delete a Security Tag Configure Network Introspection Configure Guest Introspection Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on September 7, 2017

This post is a number of posts that make up a VCAP6-NV Study guide. In this post we will look at how to work with NSX Security Tags. What are NSX Security Tags? Security Tags are labels which can be associated with a Virtual Machine. Security Tags can then be used (amongst other things) to populate dynamically populate Security Groups with objects. Adding or removing Security Tags to a VM can be done dynamically in response to various criteria such as antivirus or vulnerability scans, and intrusion prevention systems.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on September 6, 2017

This post is a number of posts that make up a VCAP6-NV Study guide. In this post we will look at how to generate a Self Signed SSL Certificate on an existing VMware NSX Edge Service Gateway (ESG) or NSX Edge. Once generated, the SSL certificate could be used for SSL VPN or Load Balancing. Prerequisites A working deployment of VMware NSX. A deployed NSX Edge Services Gateway Generate Self Signed SSL Certificate Note: These steps assume you are not even logged into vCenter Server.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 6, 2017

On Friday I took the VCAP6-NV Deploy exam. I didn’t manage to get a passing score this time, but that wont stop me from studying some more and taking it again. Given work commitments and holiday, this will probably now be at VMworld in Barcelona. How does it compare to the other VCAP exams? Like with all the VCAP6 Deploy exams, the exam is based on the “improved” VMware HOL interface.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO