Using PowerNSX to create FQDN populated IP Sets NSX for vSphere does not have the ability to create FQDN based rules. Traditionally, a FQDN based rule will use the management planes registered DNS server to perform a lookup against a…

On the 2nd of February VMware released the next major release of NSX for vSphere. NSX for vSphere 6.3.0 adds a number of new features. Here is some more detail about some of the more useful additions. Universal Security Tags…

When searching for a service that includes a port the UI is not overally helpful. It is currently constrained by scope. Searching port by range is something that is easily done with PowerNSX. This includes values that contain the desired…

I have not kept my VCDX ambitions in the dark. Well, come December 2nd last year I submitted my design for VCDX NV. The VCDX is VMware’s highest certification for individuals and focuses on four tracks – these currently are Data…

In our line of work we are often deployment clean NSX environments in the lab. One of our labs allows us to deploy a multi-cluster vSphere environment and configure it with storage, clusters, vCenter elements, and DVS with PowerCLI very…

There are a lot of times where people have asked it would be great to have an ability to clone an edge. Take all the configuration and duplicate it easily. Well now you can. The Copy-NsxEdge function takes an already…

At VMworld US and Europe this year, Nick Bradford and I presented on PowerNSX. PowerNSX provides a PowerShell module featuring a substantial number of cmdlets that cover the NSX API. Working in concert with PowerCLI it becomes possible to interact…

The missing query Log Insight provides content packs that come chocked full of queries, alarms, and dashboards for users of specific products. They cover networking, security, storage, hardware, servers and more. A recent update to the NSX for vSphere content…

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…

The Distributed Firewall in NSX for vSphere is comprised of a number of memory allocations. These memory allocations are also known as heaps. These are allocated based on the amount of physical memory that a server has. The memory heaps…

There was a request on the internal PowerShell slack channel. It was about how to make over 4,000 Security Groups and probably as many Security Tags for NSX. PowerNSX fits very well here. The requirement was to take the given…

I was chatting to a colleague recently and they were talking about using NSX Edge Gateway for load balancing a distributed install of vRA7. Amongst other things they mentioned that it would be good to consistently deploy a new load…

Just a small note – another version for NSX for vSphere. Some good improvements. Check out some of the better ones below. The release notes have more. More to come in some following blogs. What’s new?  Expanding physical connectivity options— by…

PowerNSX has been a focus of mine for a little while. I also have a penchant  for Log Insight. I like the product. I have outlined previously a blog here for approaching the segmentation of any application with Log Insight…