vRealize Network Insight 6.1

vRealize Network Insight 6.1 | 14 Jan 2021| Build 1610450081 vRealize Network Insight helps you build an optimized, highly available and secure network infrastructure across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. It provides network visibility and analytics to accelerate micro-segmentation security, minimize risk during application migration, optimize network performance and confidently manage and scale NSX, SD-WAN Velocloud, and Kubernetes deployments. What’sContinue reading “vRealize Network Insight 6.1”

VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.1.1

VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.1.1   |  27 January 2021  |  Build 17483185 What’s New NSX-T Data Center 3.1.1 provides a variety of new features to offer new functionalities for virtualized networking and security for private, public, and multi-clouds. Highlights include new features and enhancements in the following focus areas. My Highlights The introduction of OSPFv2 asContinue reading “VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.1.1”

VMware HCX 4.0

VMware HCX 4.0.0 | 23 FEB 2021 | Build 17667890 (Connector), Build 17667891 (Cloud) What is VMware HCX VMware HCX delivers secure and seamless app mobility and infrastructure hybridity across vSphere 6.0 and later versions, both on-premises and in the cloud. HCX abstracts the distinct private or public vSphere resources and presents a Service Mesh as an end-to-end entity. TheContinue reading “VMware HCX 4.0”

NSX-T Time-Based Firewall Policy

VMware NSX-T Distributed Firewall (DFW) offers L2 to L7 stateful firewall capabilities, in my previous blog I covered the capability to create policies matching FQDN/URLs. This blog will further expand on the NSX-T DFW capabilities and focus on time-based firewall policies. With time-Based firewall policies, security administrators can restrict traffic from a source to aContinue reading “NSX-T Time-Based Firewall Policy”

NSX-T 3.1 – Federation Global Manager Redundancy

A quick post to set up and configure Redundancy for NSX-T Federation Global Managers across two locations. My Primary Global Manager (GM) has been deployed and configured it as Active – I have only deployed a single GM appliance at each location, in a production deployment it is highly recommended to deploy a 3 nodeContinue reading “NSX-T 3.1 – Federation Global Manager Redundancy”

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”

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”