NSX Identity Firewall – Deep Dive

TweetOverview One of the major challenges in the modern datacenter is to constantly improving our overall security implementation. In traditional firewalls, we’re building our policy rules based on the famous 5-tuple (Source IP, Source Port, Destination IP, Destination Port, Protocol)

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NSX Cross-VC Extensibility kit

TweetOverview: NSX Cross-VC Extensibility kit was created enhance the implementation with Cross vCenter mode. Introduction  and deep dive to NSX Cross-VC can be found in Amazing work of Humair Ahmed in this link. The package covers 3 main use cases around

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NSX Dual Active/Active Datacenters BCDR

TweetOverview The modern data center design requires better redundancy and demands the ability to have Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) in case of catastrophic failure in our datacenter. Planning a new data center with BCDR requires meeting certain

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NSX Service Composer: Methodology Concept

TweetBackground Recently in one of my NSX projects I was asked by the customer to develop flexible yet simple to use Security methodology of working with NSX service composer. The focus was to build the right construct of security groups

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NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive

TweetThe following topics will be covered by this NSX DFW Deep dive: NSX Distributed Firewall Overview: NSX DFW is an distributed firewall spread over ESXi host and enforced as close to source of the VMs traffic (shown in each VM).

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vExpert 2015

TweetIt is a great honor to be selected as vExpert for 2015. My blog focus only in VMware NSX-v and reflect my passion to this product. Thank you at Congratulations to all the 2015 vExperts

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NSX-v Host Preparation

TweetThe information in this post is based on my NSX Professional experience in the field and from a lecture by Kevin Barrass, a NSX solution architect. Thanks toTiran Efrat for reviewing this post. Host preparation overview Host preparation is the

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Asymmetric routing with ECMP and Edge Firewall Enabled

TweetWhat is Asymmetric Routing? In Asymmetric routing, a packet traverses from a source to a destination in one path and takes a different path when it returns to the source. Start from version 6.1 NSX Edge can work with ECMP

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NSX Edge and DRS Rules

TweetThe NSX Edge Cluster Connects the Logical and Physical worlds and usually hosts the NSX Edge Services Gateways and the DLR Control VMs. There are deployments where the Edge Cluster may contain the NSX Controllers as well. In this section

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NSX-v Troubleshooting L2 Connectivity

TweetIn this blog post we describe the methodology to troubleshoot L2 connectivity within the same Logical switch L2 segment. Some of the steps here can and should be done via NSX GUI,vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 and vRealize Log Insight,  so see it like

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