So far, EMC World 2016 in Las Vegas has been great. Lots of great sessions on storage, hyper-converged, cloud, security, design, virtualization, and overall solutions for DR, Big Data, Multi-site, etc. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Check-out this overview and walk-through presentation I recently did on Cross-VC NSX functionality introduced in NSX 6.2. Deployment models, Multi-Site, and Disaster Recovery solutions are also discussed. To view the video, you must first register. You will then have access to this video and other VMware/NSX sessions that can be viewed on demand.
If you haven’t already, checkout my post on the VMware Network Virtualization blog where I describe and show a demo on Advanced VMware NSX Security Services with Check Point vSEC. Most of the information is from prior posts I had written on my personal blog here, but I do aggregate some information and add some additional details: Advanced VMware NSX Security Services with Check Point vSEC.
I’ve been fortunate to work in a space where I’ve had exposure to see and discuss infrastructure and architecture/design of some of the most highly utilized and scalable networks in the world. It’s fair to say living in Silicon Valley has definitely had a positive contribution as I’ve probably learned just as much outside of work as I have while on the job. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve written several prior articles on the VMware NSX network virtualization platform as it relates to security. NSX offers such a robust platform for security, I sometimes come across folks interested in NSX yet not aware of the full potential of NSX in terms of security. I hope to provide some additional insight in this short blog. Read the rest of this entry »