Virtual Networking Innovation Community

Category: Technology

A new member: vSphere Platinum

VMware announced VMware vSphere Platinum on the 27th of August – a new edition of vSphere, as well as vSphere 6.7 Update 1 – the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform.

Introducing vSphere Platinum

VMware vSphere Platinum is a new edition of vSphere that delivers advanced security capabilities fully integrated into the hypervisor. This new release combines the industry leading capabilities of vSphere with VMware AppDefense, delivering purpose-built VMs to secure applications.

With these new capabilities, vSphere Platinum secures infrastructure and applications...

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NSX Configuration Maximums

There are a lot of Blogs outside, where you can find different tables for configuration maximums. We included this already in our products (last versions) and now we do have a new site here. Perfect to have this separately from a design perspective.

Check this out, more to come. It covers NSX versions 6.3.6 and 6.4.x

Top 9 Free NSX Books To Read

Our VMware NSX Guides are authored and technically reviewed by VMware subject-matter experts and cover networking and security essentials. Below you will find a description of the current books in our library along with a downloadable PDF link.

If you are interested in purchasing a hardcopy, you can do so at our online store.


New Release: VMware NSX Automation Fundamentals Guide

VMware NSX Automation Fundamentals Guide

VMware NSX Automation Fundamentals delivers the roadmap to understanding networking and security automation challenges in today’s data centers. It explains the fundamental nature of ...

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Maintaining and automating a VMware NSX-T infrastructure as code

In a more and more API driven world where companies are using automation tools to deploy, maintain and destroy their virtual infrastructures, one open-source tool gets more and more traction: HashiCorp Terraform.

There is a Terraform provider available to manage your virtual machines in a VMware vSphere infrastructure since a while, but it was not easily possible to also manage your NSX-T virtual network infrastructure for these virtual machines.

This has changed some months ago: VMware released a Terraform provider for NSX-T in April 2018.

In this little post I want to highlight some useful r...

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Draft Agenda for vNIC 2018

Dear attendees,

today we would like to present our draft agenda (version 05.07.2018) and would like to get your frank feedback! Pls. notice, that we will have two major themes (NSX-T and VeloCloud) and two other topics (AppDefense and vRNI).

Additionally, we will have two keynote speeches, which I’m very proud of:

  • Ivan Pepelnjak will do the first keynote on Tuesday morning and
  • Pere Monclus the second on Wednesday morning.

Ivan and Pere are well known in the industry (pls. wait a couple of days – I will write a special blog on our keynote speakers) and will discuss “Software Defined” very cri...

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Why is Network Insight so hot?

The short answer is: Usability

And there is so much more to talk about it. The network virtualization layer mainly addresses the East-West traffic, so the Traffic IN our datacenter. We do have different scenarios: On prem Datacenters, logical Datacenters, Cloud Datacenters. With all that different kind of datacenter networks we do have basically connectivity through physical and virtual networks.

From an troubleshooting point of view it’s a network. Network Insight enables visibility across virtual and physical networks. From a developing perspective it was made to understand the communicatio...

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VMware announced General Availability of VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.2.0

Last week, on June 5th 2018, VMware announced the General Availability of VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.2.0 which brings a lot of new features.

Besides many functional feature additions, this version of NSX-T also brings more operational simplicity like Automated NSX Controller Cluster Deployment.

One of the main additions is the added capability for NSX-T to manage Workloads in Azure, which gives customers a single pane of glass for managing their on-premise and Azure workloads.

Also, NSX-T now has an officially supported Terraform Provider for the automation of NSX-T logical objects such as swi...

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What is the VMware Virtual Cloud Network?

A couple of weeks ago, VMware launched the Virtual Cloud Network (VCN). It’s kind of obvious that this is a marketing term and not a specific product or service. However, it’s not all fluff and there is actually some good meat behind this announcement and I’ll dig into it in this post.

Overall Vision

To start, the overall vision for VCN is pretty clear:

The Virtual Cloud Network will enable businesses to connect, better secure, and optimize the delivery of applications and data in an era when a majority of workloads exist outside the data center. With a Virtual Cloud Network, customers will b...
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