Tag Archives: ESXi

VMware NSX Service Composer: Advanced Security & Micro-segmentation

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 … Continue reading

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Firewalling & Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX

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 … Continue reading

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Network Virtualization with Dell and VMware NSX [Video]

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.

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Network Virtualization with VMware NSX Dominates VMworld 2013

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

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 … Continue reading

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

Server 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 … Continue reading

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Creating a LAG between an ESXi vSwitch and a Physical Switch

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 … Continue reading

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Open Virtualization Format – VMs in transit

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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