Category Archives: Python

Managing Multiple Python Versions and Packages

After spending a solid afternoon researching and working on deploying multiple Python versions and packages, I realized how much confusion and lack of authoritative posts exist on this subject. There are lots of opinions and suggestions out there which may … Continue reading

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Automation Leveraging NSX REST API Guide

I also published 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Automating VMware NSX Security Rules Creation with Splunk and Python

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, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Security, Art of Hacking, & the Worst 2014 Security Breaches

Security is hot; no doubt about it. Consider the fact that between 2011 and 2013, venture investors put nearly $3 billion into cyber security companies, resulting in new funding for some 300 firms (Source: Thomson Reuters). Worldwide security software revenue … Continue reading

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BASH Shell Scripting: Passing Arguments to a Python Script

Larry Wall: “Shell programming is a 1950s juke box …” In this short blog I write a small Python utility script to create directories and demonstrate how to utilize it and pass it arguments via BASH shell script. The functionality … Continue reading

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Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

One of my favorite development tools at an unbelievably low price – FREE! Can’t get much better than that. Download ‘Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers’ and give it a try. If you are not much of a Java/J2EE programmer, … Continue reading

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

Below 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 … Continue reading

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