I had a customer reach out to me recently and ask why NSX Manager was not displaying inside the Network and Security inventory item. The screen looked something like this. When you integrate NSX manager into a vSphere environment via…

Today VMware launches ALL the things. We have new versions of most of our major products. Get them here – get them in the lab and get them running! ESXi 6.0 vCenter Server 6.0 vSphere Data Protection 6.0 vSphere Replication…

Log Insight gives you the incredibly powerful RegEx searching powered by what Java can support. You can search for fields to extract and correlate from events. The power of combining these together can yield data that is contextual, relevant, and…

You have a firewall between your management network and your administrative network right? You use active-directory authentication yeah? Well, funny as it may seem, the information gathered by your logging infrastructure is very sensitive. It contains verbose output regarding the…

The Exam VMware released the VCP-NSX which allows candidates to test and become certified against VMware NSX. This network virtualization platform is the first exam when it comes to the network virtualization track. This track has a VCP, VCIX, and…

Distributed Firewall – Using vCenter objects to provide policy enforcement for VM to VM traffic Summary This use case demonstrates the use of NSX’s distributed firewall in conjunction with vCenter object. In addition to Source and Destination IP address and…

NSX Edge – Routing between NSX Edge and physical network with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Summary This use case demonstrates logical routing between a NSX edge and physical network segment. It demonstrates to the administrator the benefits of dynamic routing.…

This post serves as an index for a VMware NSX Use Case Library. I am planning to sharing use cases of where NSX is applicable, defining success criteria and how to go about testing an implementation. This will give administrators…

So far the blog has configured logical routing and logical switching. This has provided us connectivity between our application tiers. It has come to a point now where an administrator will determine how their application will be accessed. To provide…

The previous posts in this series have stepped through how to enable NSX and get some logical switches configured. Workloads now have L2 adjacency across IP subnets thanks to VXLAN logical switch overlays. It is time for routing. This post is…

In Part 4 of this series we will start deploying some Logical Switches. The focus of this series in walking administrators through performing tasks in the NSX environment. Details on how Logical Switching functions can be found here within the…

In the first post in this series I demonstrated associating VMware NSX to vCenter installation. We covered off the NSX manager function and how to associate it. Now lets look at deploying some NSX Controllers. NSX Controllers are the control-plane…