Designing vRealize Automation 7.3 Blueprints with NSX Components

Let's face facts, automation makes our lives easier! Technology has quickly become more and more complex over the last 10 years and demand is increasing every day. Agility is very important to organizations that want to remain competitive. The business needs to respond FAST to an opportunity or even a threat. Fast IT must be … Continue reading Designing vRealize Automation 7.3 Blueprints with NSX Components


Working with NSX Layer-7 DFW Rules

The recently released NSX 6.4.0 introduced quite a few new features and enhancements. The one I really like is the Distributed Firewall (DFW) now has the ability to create Layer-7 (application-based) context for microsegmentation planning and flow control. Admins can also use the Application Rule Manager (ARM) which was introduced in NSX 6.3 to create … Continue reading Working with NSX Layer-7 DFW Rules


Ransomware over the past few months can be described very easily with 3 little words. OUT OF CONTROL I'm honestly going to VENT a bit here but I want to vent in a way that so it can be resourceful! Ransomware not only needs to be stopped but prevented because these attacks are now crossing … Continue reading Combating RANSOMWARE!

NSX DFW Packet Walk

Here in Part 3 of my "NSX Packet Walk Series" I will be reviewing the step-by-step process of capturing and analyzing packets from the Distributed Firewall (DFW) data path. This procedure is very useful during troubleshooting. We are going to accomplish the following tasks after gathering some important information about the environment. Capture packets when … Continue reading NSX DFW Packet Walk