Megan's Day two VLOG at VMworld

Megan's Day two VLOG at VMworld

So yesterday was the second day of VMworld 2018 and once again was packed with extremely good session, announcements and content. Watch my video to find out what I got up to and learnt on day 2 of VMworld!

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NSX Basics - Creating Networks using Logical Switches

NSX Basics - Creating Networks using Logical Switches

In this video demonstration I will how you how to create new networks within the NSX environment and make them routable on an external network, all without making any changes to physical switches.

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NSX Basics - Creating Firewall Rules Based on Active Directory User ID

NSX Basics - Creating Firewall Rules Based on Active Directory User ID

NSX Manager can be integrated with Active Directory to allow Distributed Firewall (DFW) rules to be applied based on the used identity. In this video I will demonstrate how AD based security groups can be used with the DFW to allow access for the SSH protocol.

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Barracuda Tech Summit

Barracuda Tech Summit

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend this year’s Barracuda Tech summit in the breathtaking scenery of the small remote town of Alpbach in Austria. Which sits at over 3000ft above sea level in the Austrian mountains

The objective of the summit was for Barracuda to deliver to their top 400 partners and customers a technical update on all their products line and business update on how Barracuda is doing and what they are planning for the future.

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NSX Basics - Creating firewall rules to control RDP Access

NSX Basics - Creating firewall rules to control RDP Access

In this video demonstration I will configure the Distributed Firewall (DFW) to permit access to RDP only for a group of virtual machines. Using dynamic security groups within NSX manger allows new virtual machines meeting the criteria to be automatically protected when they are provisioned.

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NSX Basics - Creating a Firewall Rule to Block Ping Traffic

NSX Basics - Creating a Firewall Rule to Block Ping Traffic

In this video I will use security groups created in a previous demonstration to create a simple rule to block ping from a group of virtual machines.

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NSX Basics – Creating Security Groups

NSX Basics – Creating Security Groups

In this video I will walk through creating 3 type of security groups that can be used alongside the distributed firewall (DFW) to protect virtual machines.  

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Useful Dell OS9 Commands and their Cisco equivalent

Useful Dell OS9 Commands and their Cisco equivalent

This blog gives you some of the useful CLI commands on Dell’s OS9 (S & Z series) switch OS and how they compare to the Cisco IOS commands that people might be more familiar with.

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[VIDEO] What on earth is a WAF?

[VIDEO] What on earth is a WAF?

In this video, Barry Coombs of ComputerWorld and Steven Peake of Barracuda broach the subject that many people are asking 'what a Web Application Firewall?' Barry and Steven also discuss how Barracuda have made it easier for organisations to adopt a WAF with their WAF-as-a-service technology with Office 365. 

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Manual install of NSX VIBs to ESXi Hosts

Manual install of NSX VIBs to ESXi Hosts

I’ve had a few problems (predominantly in labs) where the NSX host preparation stage has failed.  There can be a few reasons for this but I have found the most consistent way around this is to deploy the vibs manually.

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