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NSX-T 2.0 General Availability

The 2.0 version of NSX-T was released yesterday (September, 7th 2017). \o/ NSX-T is focused on emerging application frameworks and architectures that have heterogeneous endpoints and technology stacks. In addition to vSphere hypervisors, these environments include other hypervisors such as KVM, containers, and bare metal. What’s New in NSX-T 2.0? NSX-T 2.0 introduces a new platform architecture that meets customer needs for flexible, scalable, and agile network and security infrastructure. ...

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Load Balance VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) with NSX 6.2

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 vRealize Automation. When deploying the Platform Services Controller for multiple services, availability of the Platform Services Controller must be considered. In some cases, having more than one PSC deployed in a highly available architecture is recommended. ...

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Security-as-a-Service with NSX Service Composer

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 slow and workload mobility is limited. While compute virtualization has become the new norm, network and security models remained unchanged in data centers. NSX is VMware’s solution to virtualize network and security for your software-defined data center. ...

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Please welcome NSX for vSphere 6.1

The 6.1 version of NSX for vSphere was released yesterday (September, 11th 2014). NSX is VMware’s solution to virtualize network and security for your software-defined data center. NSX network virtualization decouples the network from hardware into a software abstraction layer which allows you to programmatically create, provision, and manage your networks. NSX offers a distributed logical architecture for L2-L7 network services including, logical switch, router, firewall, load balancer and VPN. The benefits of this solution are huge: ...

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Try the new VMware Virtual SAN Sizing Tool

VMware Virtual SAN (a.k.a. VSAN) is getting more and more attention. Long story short, VSAN is a new hypervisor-converged, software-defined storage platform which aggregates locally attached disks of hosts that are members of a vSphere cluster, to create a distributed shared storage solution. Keywords of the solution are: optimal performances resilient storage platform simplified management agility Just released, the VMware Virtual SAN™ Sizing Tool provides assistance for design considerations and automates storage sizing calculations for Virtual SAN infrastructures. ...