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Free NSX Books: 580 pages of awesomeness

You have some spare time? Say no more, you should download the NSX books below for free, and tell your partner that she/he will see you again in 30 hours. :)

It’s not one, but 4 NSX books representing over 550 pages of content that are available for free:

  • NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 (this one was released in February 2017)

  • NSX Micro-segmentation Day 2

  • Operationalizing VMware NSX

  • Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX

You should get your kindle / iPad charged and start reading right now! ;)

VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 Free Ebook VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 - Wade Holmes

Description: This book offers guidance to security architects and practitioners planning to implement NSX for additional security and visibility through micro-segmentation, providing the information needed to plan a security strategy using NSX. This includes guidance to plan, design, and implement security policy utilizing micro-segmentation. By reading this book, you will find insights and recommendations proven to move an organization from a perimeter-centric security posture to a micro-segmented architecture with enhanced security and visibility within the data center.

Main topics: NSX Micro-segmentation Components, Plan and Design for Micro-segmentation, Creating a Security Group Framework, Policy Creation Tools

Keywords: security, micro-segmentation, modeling, policies, network and guest introspection, service composer, policy model, application grouping

Download linkVMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1

VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 2 Free Ebook VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 2 - Geoff Wilmington

Description: This book is designed to help organizations understand how to operationalize micro-segmentation in their environments. VMware NSX Micro-segmentation – Day 2 is a follow-up to Wade Holmes’s Day 1 guide and provides a primer on leveraging tools (VMware vRealize Log Insight, Application Rule Manager, and VMware vRealize Network Insight) to build rulesets necessary to facilitate micro-segmentation. It’s a fantastic reading to gain the knowledge on how beginning to build a scalable methodology and planning for the applications you are going to secure.

Main topics: Methodology and Application Visibility, vRealize Log Insight, Application Rule Manager, vRealize Network Insight,

Keywords: application definition, methodology, distributed firewall, security groups, application modeling, traffic flows

Download linkVMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 2

Operationalizing VMware NSX Free Ebook

Operationalizing VMware NSX - Kevin Lees

Description: This book offers guidance to management-level decision makers and influencers concerned with the impact of VMware NSX on their organization, staff, and operational processes. The author covers both tactical optimizations – such as tooling for monitoring and troubleshooting, and strategic organization – including team structure, culture, roles, responsibilities, and skillsets.

Main topics: People, Process, Tools, Consuming NSX

Keywords: operations, day-2, roles, skills, progress, tooling, change management, incident management, compliance management, performance and availability monitoring

Download linkOperationalizing VMware NSX

Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX Free Ebook

Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX - Anthony Burke

Description: This book introduces PowerNSX to administrators and architects of an NSX environment. PowerNSX is a PowerShell module that abstracts the NSX-v API to a set of easily used PowerShell functions. After some introduction and overview of PowerNSX architecture and functionality, the content focus on PowerNSX usage (such as logical switches creation, distributed firewall configuration, administrative operations, etc.). This book can serve as a primer and reference for many day-to-day tasks performed administrators of NSX-v environments.

Main topics: Getting Started with PowerNSX, Logical Switching, Logical Routing, ESG, Load Balancing, DFW, Cross-vCenter NSX, Tools built with PowerNSX.

Keywords: automation, powershell, api, tools, management, troubleshooting

Download linkAutomating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX



Staff II Technical Product Manager, technologist with 18+ years of Networking and Security experience in Data Center, Public Cloud & Virtualization (VMs and Containers). He is a double VCDX (DCV and NV, #120), VCDX panelist, frequent VMUG/VMworld speaker and contributor to the community via this blog or social media (follow him on Twitter @woueb).