Author: VM Dave

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

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