Although a recurrent request, the use of Open VM Tools on guest or workload virtual machines has never been validated with NSX Distributed Firewall. It got quite unnoticed, but a small sentence in the NSX for vSphere 6.3.2 Release Notes changed the game: Starting in NSX 6.3.2, Open VM Tools is … [Read more...]
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) with VMware NSX
NSX is VMware’s solution to virtualize network and security for your software-defined data center (SDDC). NSX network virtualization decouples the network from hardware into a software abstraction layer which allows you to programmatically create, provision, and manage your networks.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 was released yesterday; although this is a dot release, it integrates many new features and improvements covering: Out-of-the-box support for t-shirt sizing Policy-based optimization of virtual machine placement Lifecycle with new APIs available for … [Read more...]
People might wonder what you get with a VMUG subscription. Beyond discounts on VMware training classes or certification exams, VMUG Advantage included EVALExperience for the past 2 years. For those who missed my earlier post, EVALExperience gives you access to 365-day evaluation licenses for a … [Read more...]
Although NSX Load Balancer is not usually the feature that makes customers buy NSX, it's quite commonly used. Included from the Advanced version, NSX Load Balancer offers L4 (TCP/UDP) and L7 (HTTP/HTTPS) load balancing, multiple SSL options (SSL Offload, SSL Passthrough or SSL End-to-End), … [Read more...]
Someone asked me recently how to configure NSX Load Balancing to get a single virtual IP (VIP) with multiple ports. Indeed, applications often listen on multiple ports and to avoid creating multiple virtual servers for that, you can define VIPs that are based on a port range. Reminder: NSX load … [Read more...]