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 – Introducing Service Composer

NSX Basics – Introducing Service Composer

Service Composer is a component within NSX that allows the automation of security policy. In this video demonstration I will show you how to use Service Composer to configure a security policy that can isolate a virtual machine if a virus is found.

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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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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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Migrating a Windows vCenter Server to 6.5 Appliance – Part 1

Migrating a Windows vCenter Server to 6.5 Appliance – Part 1

I’ve had many discussions with our customers about the benefits of migrating to the vCenter Appliance so I’m using this opportunity to put into practice what I preach.

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Deploying VMware NSX-V – Part 3 NSX Installation

Deploying VMware NSX-V – Part 3 NSX Installation

Continuing from where we left off in part 2 the next step is to prepare the hosts. Host preparation simply means installing several VIBS to each of the hosts within the cluster to enable functionality such a distributed firewall, distributed routing and VXLAN.

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Deploying VMware NSX-V – Part 4 Deploying NSX Controllers

Deploying VMware NSX-V – Part 4 Deploying NSX Controllers

This part will cover deploying NSX Controllers to the environment. These are responsible for control plane information for all logical networks as well as maintaining VTEP, MAC and ARP tables.

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Deploying VMware NSX-V – Part 2 NSX Manager Initial Configuration

Deploying VMware NSX-V – Part 2 NSX Manager Initial Configuration

Following from Part 1 the NSX Manger virtual machine should now be running and accessible via the web interface. To begin the configuration login to the NSX Manager Virtual Appliance using the admin account.

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