Monthly Archives: October 2014

Cisco Releases the Simple ACI Toolkit

According to Lauren Malhoit the Simple ACI Toolkit is basically a combination of an NX-OS like CLI and some custom python scripts that can be used to create and show common daily configuration and administrative actions.  Today it is limited … Continue reading

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Changing the Logging Level for NSX Control Plane logs

In another great post by Dmitri Kalintsev on his Telecom Occasionally bLOG I found a little nugget of incredibly useful information.  Dmitri’s article illustrates in great detail the operation of VXLAN SwSec module for VM IP Update.  It also details how … Continue reading

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VCP-NV Blueprint Breakdown

Geoff Wilmington @vWilmo put together an outstanding breakdown of the VCP-NV Blueprint, for those of you preparing for the exam this will certainly be a useful resource.  Find the details in his bLOG post VCP-NV Blueprint Breakdown.

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Cisco’s Failed Nicira Aquisition

Business Insider published an article by Julie Bort which details how Cisco lost a bidding war to VMware in an attempt to purchase Nicira on July 23, 2012.  According to the article VMware ultimately paid $1.05 billion in cash, plus another … Continue reading

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Configuring syslog server for VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x controllers

Today the only supported way to configure syslog for VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x controllers is by using the API.  VMware published a KB Article today with details on how this can be achieved.  See VMware Knowledge Base article Configuring … Continue reading

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Preparing for the VCDX Defense Panel – Timeline

During the last week of July 2014, I delivered the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [BETA] class in Austin, Texas.  One of the students in class was a VCDX and two others were on the path to becoming one.  The charismatic … Continue reading

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NSX-v 6.1 Security Hardening Guide Released

Today the NSX-v 6.1 Security Hardening Guide has been released for community feedback.  You can find it at the VMware Security and Compliance bLOG.

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