VMware NSX Security Features – Who should pay for them?

One of the typical questions when considering NSX deployments is who should be the administrator?  However this is often a two horse race, between Network and Virtualization Systems Administrators. Although NSX is SDN (software defined networking), the driver behind much of what it does is due to security requirements, using vlans to segregate layer two networks, […]

NSX – Availability and Redundancy

vSphere administrators normally have two great fears, failure of Storage and failure in the network layer, as both of these can result in 100s or 1000s of virtual machines simultaneously going off line. Software defined networking such as NSX or vShield have the potential to bring those failures even closer to home. How has NSX been architected to make it […]

Useful NSX commands

Controller status commands # show control-cluster status # show control-cluster connections # show control-cluster startup-nodes # show control-cluster roles # show control-cluster history # join control-cluster xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx # join control-cluster xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx force # show status # show network interface # show network default-gateway # show network dns-servers # show network ntp-servers # show network ntp-status […]