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Anybody working with NSX micro-segmentation knows the importance of monitoring application traffic and the associated distributed firewall rules. Today I just want to share a simple and quick way to increase visibility in the NSX distributed firewall logs. For this short article I’m using NSX-T 2.4.1 and vRealize Log Insight 4.8. vRealize Log Insight has…

Read more NSX DFW Quick Tip: Tag and Trace

One of the first things to configure after deploying the NSX Manager nodes is backup. No NSX-T implementation should ever get configured let alone go live without a working backup (and restore) in place. Let’s have a look at how to set this up. Backup target NSX-T uses SFTP (TCP port 22) to transfer backup…

Read more Setting Up NSX-T Backup

Welcome to the final part of this series. We’ve come a long way. After configuring North-South dynamic routing between the Tier-0 logical router and the “physical” (pfSense) router in part 5, it’s now time to add a Tier-1 logical router and some logical switches. Tier-1 logical router The purpose of Tier-1 routers is to facilitate…

Read more NSX-T Lab – Part 6

Hi there again! I’ve made some good progress with my NSX-T lab deployment, but there’s still a lot to do! The plan Back in part three I made a high-level plan for the NSX data plane deployment. Let’s have a look: Prepare the vSphere distributed switch – part three Configure transport zones – part three…

Read more NSX-T Lab – Part 5

Welcome back! I’m still busy installing NSX-T in my lab. I prepared the vSphere distributed switch, configured the NSX transport zones, and created the transit logical switches in part three. I will now continue with setting up the NSX transport nodes. Hypervisor transport nodes I’ll start with turning my ESXi hosts into NSX transport nodes.…

Read more NSX-T Lab – Part 4

Welcome back! I’m in the process of installing NSX-T in my lab environment. So far I have deployed NSX Manager which is the central management plane component of the NSX-T platform.Today I will continue the installation and add a NSX-T controller to the lab environment. Control plane The control plane in NSX is responsible for…

Read more NSX-T Lab – Part 2

Learning by doing is my preferred method of getting to know a product or technology I haven’t worked with before. Take NSX-T for example. On the surface NSX-T seems to be just another flavour of network virtualisation technology by VMware. But having a closer look I quickly realised NSX-T is quite a different beast compared…

Read more NSX-T Lab – Part 1