Tag: NSX

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – Remote Desktop Session Host Enhancements for Citrix

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – Remote Desktop Session Host Enhancements for Citrix

This post was originally published on this site —In a previous post by my colleague, Stijn, discussed the new changes to how NSX for vSphere 6.4 handles Remote Desktop Session Host, RDSH, systems with the Identity-based Firewall and context-aware micro-segmentation. RDSH is an underlying technology from Microsoft that many vendors take advantage of to provide overlay management and application deployment technologies for.  In this post, we’re going to discuss how NSX 6.4 and the new changes to support RDSH hosts works with Citrix XenApp Read more […]

Introducing VMware NSX-T Reference Design

Introducing VMware NSX-T Reference Design

This post was originally published on this site —Available now is the VMware NSX-T Reference Design Guide, a deployment path to adopting NSX with diverse multi-domain workload requirements – multi-cloud (private/public), multi-hypervisor, and multiple application frameworks (VMs, PaaS and containers).   Since VMware acquired Nicira almost five years ago, NSX for vSphere has become de-facto standard for private cloud solutions, delivering key use cases in private cloud – namely security, automation and application continuity.  Read more […]

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – Remote Desktop Session Host Enhancements for VMware Horizon

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – Remote Desktop Session Host Enhancements for VMware Horizon

This post was originally published on this site —In a previous post my colleague, Stijn, discussed the enhancements to how NSX for vSphere 6.4 handles Remote Desktop Session Host, RDSH, systems with the Identity-based Firewall and Context-Aware Micro-segmentation. Remote Desktop Services is an underlying technology from Microsoft that many vendors take advantage of to provide overlay management and application deployment technologies for.  In this post, we’re going to discuss how NSX for vSphere 6.4 allows customers to run RDS hosts Read more […]

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – an innovative approach to Application and User Identity Firewall

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – an innovative approach to Application and User Identity Firewall

This post was originally published on this site —Summary: With Context-awareness, NSX for vSphere 6.4 enables customers to enforce policy based on Application and Protocol Identification and expands the Identity Firewall support to Multiple User Sessions. A few weeks ago, VMware released version 6.4 of NSX for vSphere.  The 6.4 release brings many new features, with Context-awareness being key from a security perspective.  Micro-segmentation enables East-West security controls, and is a key building block to a secure datacenter. Context-awareness Read more […]

Top 5 From the Last 3 Months

Top 5 From the Last 3 Months

This post was originally published on this site —  In today’s day and age, content is king. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the deluge of information, especially in the tech space where change is constant. We’re aware that the struggle is real. To keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in networking, we’ve compiled a round-up blog of the top posts from the past few months.   VMware Closes Acquisition of VeloCloud Networks  In December, VMware NSX completed its acquisition of VeloCloud Networks, Read more […]

Rapid Micro-segmentation using Application Rule Manager Recommendation Engine

Rapid Micro-segmentation using Application Rule Manager Recommendation Engine

This post was originally published on this site —Customers understand the need for micro-segmentation and benefits it provides to enhance the security posture within their datacenter. However, one of the challenges for a Security admin is how to define micro-segmentation policies for applications owned and managed by application teams. This is even more challenging especially when you have tens or hundreds of unique applications in your data center, all of which use different port and protocols and resources across the cluster. The traditional Read more […]

Free 5-Part Webcast Series on NSX

Free 5-Part Webcast Series on NSX

This post was originally published on this site —Mark your calendars now for this free VMware NSX: Things You Need to Know webcast series presented by VMware Education Services. Each 60-minute session is delivered by VMware Certified Instructors and offered at 3 different times so you can choose what works for your schedule.   Feb 1: Simplify Network Provisioning with Logical Routing and Switching using VMware NSX Feb 22: Automate Your Network Services Deployments with VMware NSX and vRealize Automation Mar 8: Design Multi-Layered Security Read more […]

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4 Eases Operations, Improves Application Security with Context

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4 Eases Operations, Improves Application Security with Context

This post was originally published on this site —Summary: Generally available today, VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4 raises the bar for application security and planning, and introduces context-aware micro-segmentation For those working in security, thinking and talking about the cyber threats in the world is a constant, a necessary evil. So, for a moment, let’s summon a better time to our memory. Remember when breaches didn’t keep us up at night? The threat of a breach didn’t hang over our heads with an associated cost of millions Read more […]

NSX-T: OpenAPI and SDKs

NSX-T: OpenAPI and SDKs

This post was originally published on this site —Nowadays everything is about automation. Organizations are moving away from the traditional static infrastructure to full automation and here the need of NSX is significant. There are many use-cases for NSX, but the common in all of them is that they all need to be automated. VMware is investing heavenly for different tools to ease the automation aspect of NSX but in order to take full advantage of it one need to understand what happens under the hood. It is also important if someone wants to build Read more […]

NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 2, North-South Routing)

NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 2, North-South Routing)

This post was originally published on this site —In the first part of this blog series, NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 1), I discussed how E-W routing is completely distributed on NSX-T and how routing is done by the Distributed Router (DR) running as a kernel module in each hypervisor.  In this post, I will explain how N-S routing is done in NSX-T and we will also look at the ECMP topologies. This N-S routing is provided by the centralized component of logical router, also known as Service Router. Before we get into the N-S routing Read more […]