Posts Tagged ‘ESXi’

VMware NSX Service Composer: Advanced Security & Micro-segmentation

Monday, March 16th, 2015

NSX Security Groups
In a prior blog, Firewalling & Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX, I discussed some of the basics of firewalls and micro-segmentation with VMware NSX. In this blog, I’ll introduce how security groups via NSX Service Composer can be used with VMware NSX to further enhance the micro-segmentation and security capabilities. (more…)

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Firewalling & Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX

Monday, December 8th, 2014

One very exciting and strong use case for VMware NSX is advanced security. VMware NSX has some inherent security features and also allows for 3rd party security appliance integration. In this blog, I’ll briefly discuss the firewalling and micro-segmentation capabilities of VMware NSX-vSphere. (more…)

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Network Virtualization with Dell and VMware NSX [Video]

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Check out my latest Dell Networking video on Network Virtualization with Dell and VMware NSX. You can view it on the Dell VMware wiki site, the Dell YouTube channel, or see the video embedded below via direct link. (more…)

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Network Virtualization with VMware NSX Dominates VMworld 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

VMworld 2013 in San Francisco

VMworld 2013 in San Francisco


I’ve been meaning to write this blog for some time now as VMworld 2013 ended in San Francisco in late August. However, as VMworld just eneded in Barcelona, Spain last week, I guess it’s still not too late. I have to say out of all the tech events/conferences I attend, VMworld 2013 is definitely one of the most informative and beneficial. With an agenda filled with back-to-back speaker sessions, hands-on-labs, discussions on the solutions exchange expo floor, networking opportunities, and informal after-hour events, VMworld has catapulted to a must-go-to event for those in the high tech industry of networking, systems, and Enterprise/Datacenter infrastructure. (more…)

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XenServer, Hyper-V, and ESXi – Architecture, API, and Coding

Monday, December 24th, 2012

VirtualizationBelow is a link to the slide deck for a presentation I gave to some friends/colleagues for a Berkeley Virtualization and Cloud Computing certification course I took in early 2012. For my final project I did a XenServer, Hyper-V, and ESXi hypervisor comparison in regards to market share, architecture/installation, and APIs/coding. The project involved not only a presentation but coding for all three hypervisors – XenServer, Hyper-V, and ESXi. Technical details, demos, and coding examples are provided in the presentation. You can also download all code from either the download section of this site or for the latest code updates download from GitHub. (more…)

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Expanding the Java vSphere Client Code Example (HueVIClient 2.0 – Connecting to VMware ESXi)

Monday, February 27th, 2012

In a previous blog I demonstrated using the VMware VI (vSphere) Java API with VMware ESXi (see prior blog Using the VI Java API with VMware ESXi). I’ve decided to add to this code to provide further functionality and demonstrate the power of the API. In the prior blog I created a vSphere Client in Java from scratch to connect to VMware ESXi and perform basic management functions. This update adds on and improves the original foundation we have already built. (more…)

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Intel VT FlexMigration and AMD-V Extended Migration – Enabling Dynamic, Agile Data Centers

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

VMware VMotionServer virtualization/consolidation is becoming a norm and data centers and enterprises are now looking towards the horizon at how to bring dynamic, agile, and flexible capabilities to their IT infrastructure.

What I will focus on here is one specific technology that helps meet this goal called Live Migration, the capability to move active Virtual Machines (VMs) across a pool of physical servers with no downtime. If a VM is running on a server that is reaching high utilization or where resources are becoming constrained, Live Migration can migrate the active VM to a different physical server with absolutely no downtime. Now this is what I call truly dynamic and agile! (more…)

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Creating a LAG between an ESXi vSwitch and a Physical Switch

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

In this lab I am going to create a LAG (Link Aggregation Group) between an ESXi vSwitch and a physical switch. You can use Cisco, Force10 Dell, Juniper, or any other manufacturer for the physical switch. Depending on the switch you use, the commands may vary on the physical switch for creating a LAG (referred to as port-channel by Force10 Dell and etherchannel by Cisco). I will not get into details of creating a LAG; please reference my earlier posts Creating a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) in FTOS and Setting up Cisco EtherChannels – Static, PAgP, and LACP for this information. (more…)

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Open Virtualization Format – VMs in transit

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Open Virtualization Format
The Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) describes a format for the packaging and distribution of virtual machines (VMs). It is touted as open, secure, and portable. OVF can be seen as a packaging format for software appliances. I see it as a self-contained software solution that allows for VMs to be moved from one hypervisor to another. (more…)

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Setup your Apple MacBook Pro with VMware ESXi on top of Fusion

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

ESXi 4.1 on top of Fusion on Apple MacBook Pro

ESXi 4.1 on top of Fusion on Apple MacBook Pro

I have been messing around with VMware ESXi on my Apple MacBook Pro laptop for a while now. Actually, I have installed ESXi on top of VMware Fusion. Further, I networked everything together so my Apple MacBook Pro can communicate with ESXi and the Virtual Machines (VMs) installed on ESXi as well as the VMs installed on Fusion. (more…)

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