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…

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…

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…

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…

VMworld Public voting is on now. There is information about each session and public members are encouraged to vote for interesting sessions. Alas there is not author detail about who is presenting or additional information that was asked for when…

The other week I presented at both Melbourne and Sydney VMware User Group conferences. This was a one day conference that consists of vendors, community, and partner presentation. The focus is on technical content for users by users. I submitted…

New NSX version dropped today. Here is the Release notes. I will follow up with some feature focused blogs soon! NSX vSphere 6.2 includes the following new and changed features: Cross vCenter Networking and Security NSX 6.2 with vSphere 6.0…

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…

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…

As announced last month and quickly covered off by this post, Cisco announced the evolution of the ASA 1000v, the ASAv. There is no longer a requirement on Nexus 1000v. I have a variety of technology in my lab for studies. For…