Creating a Security Audit Dashboard with vRealize Network Insight

Introduction In this post, I'm going to walk you through step by step, how to create a Pinboard(aka Dashboard) in vRealize Network Insight(vRNI) to provide a summary of recent security related changes in your environment. Customers initially invest in vRNI is to assist with micro-segmentation planning along with NSX.   Check out this great blog over … Continue reading Creating a Security Audit Dashboard with vRealize Network Insight

Troubleshooting NSX Hybrid Connect/HCX

VMware HCX was announced at VMworld Europe 2017.  Use cases for the solution include Infrastructure Hybridity & Workload Mobility.   See the official product page and this blog post or more information In this post I'm going to walk through some basic steps to validate and troubleshoot NSX Hybrid Connect, a.k.a HCX utilizing diagnostic tools built … Continue reading Troubleshooting NSX Hybrid Connect/HCX

Increasing NSX-T Operational Visibility with vRealize Log Insight

A critical(and sometimes overlooked) component of any infrastructure implementation is operational visibility.  Its is important for troubleshooting, alerting and auditing purposes to send logs to a central location. For NSX-T, this is where vRealize Log Insight and it's NSX-T Content Pack come in. Description from the VMware Solution Exchange "The NSX-T Log Insight Content Pack provides operational and … Continue reading Increasing NSX-T Operational Visibility with vRealize Log Insight

vRealize Lifecycle Manager – Marketplace Walkthrough

In this post, I'm going to walkthrough the new in product marketplace feature, that was added in vRSLCM v1.1.  v1.2 is now GA, and I'm using that version for this walkthrough. If your new to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager(vRSLCM),  check out my previous posts vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Step by Step How to Install … Continue reading vRealize Lifecycle Manager – Marketplace Walkthrough

Solved – VCSA Management Interface Does Not Display Performance Data

One of my TAM customers contacted me recently, about an issue they were seeing in their environment(VCSA running 6.5 Update1 with the latest patches) When trying to view VCSA CPU, Memory and Database performance information via the Appliance Management Interface, no data was being displayed.  Checking my lab I was also experiencing the same issue, … Continue reading Solved – VCSA Management Interface Does Not Display Performance Data

How to perform a simplified NSX Upgrade with the new Upgrade Coordinator feature

A new feature in NSX for vSphere v6.4 is the upgrade coordinator. In previous versions of NSX you would have to navigate to various distinct areas of the UI to facility an upgrade of your entire NSX environment. This new feature provides a single portal for planning and upgrading the entire NSX system, also providing … Continue reading How to perform a simplified NSX Upgrade with the new Upgrade Coordinator feature