For my first 2016 post, I will write about the new vRealize Operations Management Pack for NSX for vSphere (version 3.0) of which release went quite unnoticed mid December 2015. The NSX for vSphere management pack offers comprehensive operations management coverage for any customer piloting, or … [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.
Introduced with vSphere 6, the Platform Services Controller (PSC) provides several core services, such as Certificate Authority, License service and Single Sign-On (SSO). Multiple external PSCs can be deployed serving one (or more) service, such as vCenter Server, Site Recovery Manager or … [Read more...]
Many people use NSX via the vSphere Web Client. However, the NSX manager provides a REST API entry-point and the consumption of logical networks and security services can be driven directly via the API. This API helps to automate the deployment and the management of NSX through scripts or a … [Read more...]
NSX for vSphere 6.1 has been available for almost one year and now is the time to welcome a new major version of the product: NSX for vSphere 6.2. As a reminder for those who have lived in a cave the last years, NSX is VMware’s solution to virtualize network and security for your software-defined … [Read more...]
Note: I posted an article about NSX Composer on VMware's Consulting blog, and I thought it would be interesting to share it here. In dynamic cloud data centers, application workloads are provisioned, moved and decommissioned on demand. In legacy network operating models, network provisioning is … [Read more...]