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…)
Archive for the ‘Labs’ Category
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)