#nsx #operations #sddc

Force HA Failover on NSX Edges

When NSX 6.2.3 was released earlier this year, a sentence in the release notes about failover caught my attention. **NSX Edge — On Demand Failover**: Enables users to initiate on-demand failover when needed. Well, since that moment, NSX 6.2.3 has been replaced by NSX 6.2.4 (sort of), but this statement is still true. About NSX Edge High Availability Before jumping straight into the subject, I would like to come back on the HA feature itself. ...

#network #nsx #operations #sddc

Inspect your network with vRealize Network Insight (vRNI)

VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.0.0 (formerly known as Arkin) is now generally available. vRNI delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security, with converged visibility across virtual and physical networks, planning and recommendations for micro-segmentation and operations management for NSX. This product is a new offering for VMware, and addresses the need for deeper, richer NSX operation and traffic analytics in the fast growing virtual networking market. Compared to Arkin, there are several new features being introduced with this release: ...

#nsx #operations #vrealize

Get Log Insight for free with NSX 6.2.3+

VMware released NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 last week: although considered as a minor release, NSX 6.2.3 brings a lot of enhancements. We also released Log Insight 3.3.2 at the same moment. The big news is that you get now** Log Insight for free if you are entitled to NSX**…yes, for free! :) The announcement was not the easiest to guess in NSX 6.2.3 release notes: VMware vRealize Log Insight 3.3.2 for NSX provides intelligent log analytics for NSX, with monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities and customizable dashboards for network virtualization, flow analysis and alerts. ...

#nsx #operations

NSX-V Central CLI for Operations & Troubleshooting

NSX for vSphere 6.2 brought a lot of new great features such as multi-vCenter support, traceflow, or L2 bridging interoperability with Distributed Logical Router. One of the new enhancement in the operations and troubleshooting category is the new NSX-V Central CLI which provides read-only commands available centrally on the NSX-V Manager to query all your NSX elements. CLI commands already existed in earlier releases of NSX (pre-6.2), but you had to log into each of the elements composing the NSX infrastructure (controllers, edges, hosts). ...

#operations #vmware #vsphere

Unleash your Logs Analysis with SexiLog

Released today, SexiLog is a free pre-configured ELK log management virtual appliance designed for vSphere environments. It delivers great log analytics and real-time monitoring capabilities, combined with highly customizable dashboards. SexiLog is really easy to use and to deploy: after the OVA deployment, you only have to configure a static IP (if you don’t have a DHCP) and redirect your ESXi logs…that’s all ! :) Almost 20 predefined dashboards (a.k.a. SexiBoards) are available out of the box, but you can create as many as needed for your needs. ...