Firewall cleanup This post will show how to purge all the Distributed Firewall rules created by NSX. In my studies for the VCIX-NV certification I managed to build some interesting rule sets and was applying them to all sorts of…

Having spent a bit of time on VMware’s NSX platform I decided I would take the next step up the certification path. I sat the VMware advanced exam – VMware Certified Implementation Expert Network Virtualisation – VCIX-NV. I was quite…

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 provides log management, aggregation and visual representation of events within both the physical and virtual network. It has the ability to manage the logs of thousands of distributed devices and systems and allow administrators a simplified portal for…

Over on the community portal there has be a 4.2 release of the NSX-mh design guide. It gives administrators of NSX-mh an understanding into the design and configuration considerations around the latest version. It includes recommendations about virtual service nodes,…

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…

VMware had some pretty cool announcements surrounding OpenStack recently at VMworld. They pertained to VMware Integrated OpenStack or VIO. What is VMware Integrated OpenStack It is well-known that OpenStack is a fantastic framework that provides developers with cloud-styled APIs. Coupled…

Distributed Firewall – Providing tiered security policy through distributed firewall for Micro segmentation Summary This use case demonstrates the use of NSX’s distributed firewall with the aim to restrict lateral compromise of an application tier. Many internet facing assets are…

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…