Author: VM Dave

Prepare Clusters for VLAN Micro-segmentation with NSX-T 3.0

One of the new features in NSX-T 3.0, is a wizard to quickly implement VLAN based micro-segmentation.  A misconception with NSX, is that you have to deploy Software Defined Networking to leverage micro-segmentation.  That is not the case if you just want to secure workloads backed by VLAN's. Check out the release notes for a … Continue reading Prepare Clusters for VLAN Micro-segmentation with NSX-T 3.0

Working with NSX Firewall Saved Configurations

  Photo by Zan on Unsplash NSX-T features some usability improvements when it comes to saving firewall configurations, or drafts. In this post I'm going to walk through how you can leverage this feature.  An example use case is a business that has a change control policy mandating administrators can only  publish Distributed Firewall updates outside of core … Continue reading Working with NSX Firewall Saved Configurations

Solved – Problem registering vCenter & NSX with HCX

I was in the process of installing HCX in my lab, and ran into an issue connecting my vCenter Server and NSX environment. While trying to connect,  received the following error "PKIX path building failed: java.security.cert.CertPathBuilderException: Unable to find certificate chain" Couldn't find a solution online, so thought I'd publish a quick blog post detailing … Continue reading Solved – Problem registering vCenter & NSX with HCX

Installing AppDefense for vSphere Platinum – Step by Step

VMware AppDefense takes a new approach to application security. What if, instead of “chasing bad” we started by “ensuring good”? Here are some resources I recommend you review to learn more about AppDefense, and the benefits. Excellent Session from VMworld 2018 - Transforming Security in a Cloud and Mobile World (SEC3730KU). You’ll also see a … Continue reading Installing AppDefense for vSphere Platinum – Step by Step

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