Archive for the ‘Labs’ Category

VMware NSX and SRM: Disaster Recovery Overview and Demo [Video]

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

I recently published a blog post titled VMware NSX and SRM: Disaster Recovery Overview and Demo on the VMware Network Virtualization Blog. This basically is a reposting of a prior recent blog post I wrote on my personal blog here and also on LinkedIn. However, I’ve added a video that provides a quick overview with walkthrough and demo of the NSX + SRM Disaster Recovery solution. You can check-out the video on the VMware Network Virtualization Blog or on the VMware NSX Youtube Channel. I’ve also embedded the video directly below. (more…)

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VMware NSX and SRM: A Better Disaster Recovery Solution

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
VMware NSX and SRM: Enhanced Disaster Recovery

VMware NSX and SRM: Enhanced Disaster Recovery

In this post, I’ll briefly expand on the benefits of utilizing NSX as part of a disaster recovery (DR) solution. For additional information check out my prior posts on the VMware Network Virtualization blog. Additionally, I recently presented at 2016 US VMworld and Europe VMworld on multi-site and disaster recovery solutions and recorded sessions can be viewed here: US VMworld, Europe VMworld. (more…)

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Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX and Palo Alto Networks Security [Video]

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

I also posted this blog about leveraging third party security services in a multi-site Cross-VC NSX environment on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Blog. The full blog post is provided below and can also be seen on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Blog site. (more…)

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Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX: Consistent Security and Micro-segmentation Across Sites [Video]

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

I also posted this blog about the security benefits of a multi-site Cross-VC NSX solution on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Blog. The full blog post is provided below and can also be seen on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Blog site. (more…)

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Automation Leveraging NSX REST API Guide

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

I first wrote this blog post about automation leveraging the NSX REST API on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Blog on June 21, 2016. The full blog post is provided below and can also be seen on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Blog site. (more…)

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Monitoring VMware NSX SpoofGuard with REST API and Perl

Friday, July 29th, 2016

I first wrote this blog post about monitoring VMware NSX SpoofGuard with REST API and Perl on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Blog on June 17, 2016. The full blog post is provided below and can also be seen on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Blog site. (more…)

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Automating Security Group and Policy Creation with NSX REST API and Python

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

My latest post on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Blog, Automating Security Group and Policy Creation with NSX REST API, describes using NSX REST API with some code for a simple yet realistic use case focused around security where automation can help. In this example I use Python. (more…)

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Cross-VC NSX for Multi-site Solutions

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Check-out my latest blog post, Cross-VC NSX for Multi-site Solutions, on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization blog. In the post, I discuss Cross-VC NSX functionality and step through vMotion across different vCenter domains at two different sites. (more…)

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Automating VMware NSX Security Rules Creation with Splunk and Python

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016


VMware NSX App for Splunk: DFW Overview View

VMware NSX App for Splunk: DFW Overview View

If you haven’t already, checkout my post on the VMware Network Virtualization blog where I describe and show a demo of how Splunk can be used to monitor the VMware NSX distributed firewall (DFW), and, with a little Python code, help automate the creation of DFW rules: Automating VMware NSX Security Rules Creation using Splunk and Some Code.

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Reset VMware NSX-V DFW to Default Setting via NSX REST API with Python

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

I’ve been playing with the VMware NSX-V 6.2 REST API using both a browser based REST API client and Python. While I was exploring different methods, I deleted the default NSX-V Distributed Firewall (DFW) L3 section via REST API call within Python. Unfortunately, this prevents me from being able to add any rules to the NSX-V DFW, since rules must be added to a section, and I deleted the default DFW L3 section. The only way to add another section through the VMware vSphere web client is to right click an existing section and select “Add section,” however since I only had the default section which I deleted, this is no longer an option. (more…)

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