Amazon Web Services has a few ways of giving you connectivity: internet, Direct Connect (a physical line) and VPN. While AWS has a ton of examples for firewall/VPN vendors, there is none for connecting with NSX. I needed to connect a NSX network with AWS for a proof of concept and had to figure out how to configure AWS and what settings to use on the NSX Edge VPN. Behold, the fruits of my labor!
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When installing NSX in a environment, you will at some point need to deploy NSX controllers. By default these controllers are equiped with four vCPU’s, which is fine for a production environment. Butif you want to play around withNSX in a lab environment like I wanted to, then you might not have the hardware (in my case 1 CPU, 2 cores) to support those four vCPU’s. In this article I will describe how I managed to deploy a two vCPU NSX controller for lab environment. Before we start I need to…Read More
Last year Arkin burst onto the scene offering a solution that focused on virtual and physical deep network analytics. Arkin was recognised at VMworld 2015 by nearly taking out the best of show and fast forward twelve months, Arkin was acquired by VMware with the product later rebadged as vRealize Network Insight. One of the products main strengths that attracted VMware into making the acquisition was it’s tight The post First Look: vRealize Network Insight (Arkin) appeared first on…Read More
Know the Differences Between vRealize Network Insight (vRNI)
and the vRealize Network Assessment (vNA)?
Formerly know as…
Now VMware calls it…
vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) is the paid full version of the product, vRealize Network Assessment (VNA) is only the report/preview portion of the product, which takes 30-minutes to install. It takes more time to install the full-product. VNA only needs to connect to the vCenter. vRNI, in addition to the vCenter, you also need to connect it the hardware, firewalls, etc.
REQUIREMENTS: Must have (vDS) Virtual Distributed Switches installed in your vSphere environment (Available in – vSphere ENT+, vSOM ENT+, & NSX Licensing)
vRealize Network Insight: Transforms operations for NSX based on SDDC across your virtual, physical, and cloud.
Model security groups and distributed firewall rules.
Comprehensive net flow assessment and analysis to model security groups and firewall rules
Recommendations to make micro-segmentation easier to deploy
Continuously monitor and audit compliance postures over time
360-degree visibility and analytics virtual & physical network
Virtual and physical network topology mapping.
Performance Optimization across Overlay and Underlay
Log Analytics (with vRealize Log Insight for NSX, included with all NSX licenses)
Natural language search capabilities and Offers Best Practices, Health and Availability of NSX Deployment
Intuitive UI, Natural language search to quickly pinpoint issues
Log Analytics for troubleshooting
Best practice compliance checking (such as configuration errors in mismatch segment ID, IPset definitions, etc.)
In last post of this series we discussed about Logical Switching and understood when do we use logical switching. Also we deployed our first logical switch and moved a VM over to the newly created switch. In this post we … Continue reading →