The Beginner’s Guide to VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS)

If you're one of those people that prefers to spend their free time on the weekend away from their screens, breathing in fresh air or taking a walk in the park, there might be a chance that you aren't a weirdo and/or that you haven't heard about Pivotal Container Service, Continue Reading

The Beginner’s Guide to managing the NSX Distributed Firewall with Security Policies

In an earlier article, I covered what the basics of the NSX Distributed Firewall allow you to accomplish. Now let's take a deeper look at those concepts and figure out the best way to apply them in a real life scenario. If you do a good enough job and you're Continue Reading

The Beginner’s Guide to VMware NSX Load Balancing #YOLO

VMware NSX has quite a few different functionalities, some of those come from binaries installed directly in the ESXi kernel, others come from another important component of NSX, one that is often called the Swiss army knife of virtual networking : the Edge Services Gateway. The ESG gives you a Continue Reading

The Beginner’s Guide to the VMware NSX Distributed Logical Router

If you've heard of VMware NSX, you might have heard of a Distributed "this" and a Distributed "that". This post is here to help you understand what exactly what "this" and "that" are. In my last post, I dove into the NSX Distributed Firewall. Today, we'll be looking into the NSX Continue Reading

The Beginner’s Guide to the VMware NSX Distributed Firewall

The NSX Distributed Firewall is one of the truly big innovative features that VMware has brought to its customers in the past few years. It is also one of the big selling points of VMware NSX. Anytime you hear something about "micro-segmentation", that's basically VMware marketing lingo referring to the Continue Reading

The Beginner’s Guide to integration between vRealize Automation & NSX

Chances are that if you're using vRealize Automation in your organization, you're looking to automate IT tasks as much as possible. Taking advantage of that oh-so-sweet automation on your network will require some sort of SDN solution, I'm talking about NSX of course. So in this post, we'll be exploring Continue Reading

My VCIX-NV exam experience

Whenever I study for a certification exam, I often find this type of post helpful, so I hope this one will help you too. MY EXPERIENCE The VCIX-NV exam is the advanced level of certification for VMware NSX in the Network Virtualization track. If you plan on passing this exam, Continue Reading

My personal review of VMware NSX and vRealize Automation

I thought I'd start off the technical discussion here by telling you about my personal experience with VMware SDDC products, vRealize Automation and NSX. Working with these products has been quite an experience, sometimes a pain, sometimes a pleasure.   Let's start with NSX   THE GOOD Simply put : Continue Reading

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