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 a little lucky too, you can end up with a easily manageable firewall configuration that you very rarely need to touch, even when adding new components. The target is set,  let's get started on our journey to Distributed Firewall nirvana. …

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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 : wow, this is an awesome, rock solid product. Even if you're not looking to automate 100% of your infrastructure provisioning and operations, you can get a lot of value from it. There are quite a few automation-friendly constructs in NSX…

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