NSX-T 3.0 URL Analysis

VMware recently introduced URL Analysis capabilities on the NSX L7 Edge Firewall. “The Layer 7 Edge Firewall is now further enhanced in NSX-T 3.0 with the implementation of URL Analysis for URL Classification and Reputation. The Edge Firewall detects access from outside the datacenter for granular detection and categorization of in-bound and outbound URLs.” URL analysis allows administrators to gain insight into the type of websitesContinue reading “NSX-T 3.0 URL Analysis”

Deploying the NSX-T Cloud Service Manager (CSM)

NSX Cloud enables you to manage and secure your public cloud inventory using NSX-T Data Center. The Cloud Service Manager (CSM) provides a single pane of glass management endpoint for your public cloud inventory. Delivering consistent networking and security for your applications running natively in public clouds with NSX Cloud. No more infrastructure silos to drive up complexity and operational expenseContinue reading “Deploying the NSX-T Cloud Service Manager (CSM)”

Quick Tip: How to get the NSX-T Manager’s Thumbprint

For various reasons you might face a requirement that needs the NSX-T Manager’s thumbprint… This could be when you deploy a standalone NSX-T Edge or the NSX-T Cloud Services Manager (CSM). My use case for deploying the NSX-T CSM. Step 1: Open a SSH session to the NSX-T manager with the admin credentials Step 2:Continue reading “Quick Tip: How to get the NSX-T Manager’s Thumbprint”

Upgrading NSX-T Federation environment to NSX-T 3.0.1

VMware recently announced the availability of NSX-T 3.0.1 on 23 June 2020. This post shows the steps I followed to upgrade my lab environment from my NSX-T 3.0 to NSX-T 3.0.1. NSX-T Data Center 3.0.1 is a maintenance release which includes new features and bug fixes – I am upgrading my lab to stay onContinue reading “Upgrading NSX-T Federation environment to NSX-T 3.0.1”

What is Virtualization??

Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based, or virtual, representation of something, such as virtual applications, servers, storage and networks. It is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility for all size businesses – Sourced from VMware We will explore all forms of virtualization over time andContinue reading “What is Virtualization??”