Upgrading NSX-T from 3.2.0 to 3.2.1

VMware NSX-T 3.2.1 went Generally Available on the 17th of May – Release Notes. This post will focus on upgrading my NSX-T 3.2.0 environment to NSX-T 3.2.1. This is not a major release so I am anticipating a fairly straightforward update. My main reason for upgrading would be the Security features introduced in 3.2.0 asContinue reading “Upgrading NSX-T from 3.2.0 to 3.2.1”

VMware NSX-T UI Integrated in vCenter

In this blog post I will cover NSX-T UI integrated with vCenter introduced in NSX-T 3.2.0. This feature allows the VI admin deploy the NSX Manager from the vCenter UI and then do NSX Networking and Security configurations from the vCenter UI. I will focus on the Security use case. In my previous post IContinue reading “VMware NSX-T UI Integrated in vCenter”

VMware NSX Switch Agnostic Distributed Security

This blog post will be focusing on VMware NSX Network Security features using VLAN backed networks and hopefully help demystify the topic. It covers the deployment and ends with some demonstrations. Overview In the most recent NSX-T 3.2 release, VMware introduced Switch agnostic distributed security – Ability to extend micro-segmentation to workloads deployed on vSphereContinue reading “VMware NSX Switch Agnostic Distributed Security”

VMware NSX – URL Filtering

NSX-T 3.2 introduces a new Security feature on the Gateway Firewall, URL Filtering. URL filtering can prevent malicious code, spyware, phishing attempts and other threats by blocking access to websites or URLs that may cause a security risk. URL filtering enables access-control based on URL categories, URL reputation, and custom URLs. URL filtering is supportedContinue reading “VMware NSX – URL Filtering”

VMware NSX Malware Prevention 3.2 – Use Case Demonstration

This is a follow up to my previous post where I covered NSX Malware Prevention & Detection deployment. Now I will cover what needs to be configured beyond the NAPP deployment and the SVM deployment for distributed Malware Prevention or the NSX Edge VM for Gateway Malware Detection. Overview Demo Setup I have NSX-T 3.2.0.1Continue reading “VMware NSX Malware Prevention 3.2 – Use Case Demonstration”

VMware NSX – Detecting Suspicious Network Traffic with Network Traffic Analysis

This blog post is intended to guide you on how to enable Network Suspicious Traffic in NSX-T 3.2 to detect suspicious traffic such as abnormal activity and malicious behaviour, across your NSX-T Data Center environment. This feature is now generally available as part of NSX Intelligence 3.2. Since this feature is part of NSX Intelligence, I amContinue reading “VMware NSX – Detecting Suspicious Network Traffic with Network Traffic Analysis”

VMware NSX Malware Prevention 3.2 Deployment

In this blog post I will cover the installation and activation of the VMware NSX Malware Prevention solution. The activation and deployment will be done on my NSX Application Platform previously deployed. This post will include the deployment requirements and deployment process of the Service Virtual Machines (SVM’s). In a follow-up blog post, I willContinue reading “VMware NSX Malware Prevention 3.2 Deployment”

VMware NSX Network Detection & Response 3.2 Deployment

In my previous post I covered the deployment and enabling of NSX Intelligence on our NSX Application Platform. So the next would be enabling the integrated NSX Network Detection & Response (NDR) feature. I say integrated here because VMware offers NDR as a full stand alone deployment option which is based on the Lastline acquisition.Continue reading “VMware NSX Network Detection & Response 3.2 Deployment”

VMware NSX Intelligence 3.2 Deployment

This post focuses on NSX Intelligence 3.2 when deployed on the NSX Application Platform in NSX-T 3.2. It does not cover migrating from previous versions of NSX Intelligence 1.X to 3.2 but instead looks at a greenfield installation. NSX-T 3.2 introduced us to the NSX Application Platform (NAPP) and this replaces the need to deployContinue reading “VMware NSX Intelligence 3.2 Deployment”

VMware NSX Application Platform Deployment

This post is intended for administrators who must deploy or manage the NSX Application Platform and activate the NSX applications that are hosted on the platform. This post will cover the deployment and activation starting from the NSX-T UI and it assumes the needed Kubernetes platform has already been prepared (Controller and Worker Nodes already created toContinue reading “VMware NSX Application Platform Deployment”