Thursday, 21 September 2017

vRealize Network Insight 3.5 NTP Changes

With the release of vRealize Network Insight 3.5 the install and boot now has a mandatory requirement on NTP.  If your installing it and don't point it to a valid NTP source (I used my Domain Controller which technically isn't a valid NTP source) you might see the following when issuing the show-service-status command via the Platform CLI (Default credentials can be found here):

Simply issue the setup command and change the NTP source, I used  Once this change has been made the services will restart and you should see all green when issuing the show-service-status command again:

p.s.  Check out the new PCI Compliance dashboard in version 3.5.

Thanks to Hirdesh Gupta from the Customer Support and Operations team for pointing this out

Monday, 4 September 2017

Free NSX Guides

VMware have released three new NSX Guides that are available to download as .pdf's (I've also added the link for the Micro-segmentation Day 1 Guide for completeness):

Original post on can be found here.

Friday, 1 September 2017

PowerNSX baked into the NSX Hands on Labs

This year I had the pleasure of  building out some of the VMware NSX labs for VMworld 2017 Hands on Labs. The base pod that I built is currently in use in the following labs:

HOL-1803-01-NET - VMware NSX - Getting Started
HOL-1803-02-NET - VMware NSX - Distributed Firewall and Micro-Segmentation
HOL-1803-03-NET - VMware NSX - Operations and Visibility
HOL-1825-01-NET - VMware NSX - Advanced Consumption
HOL-1825-02-NET - VMWare NSX and SRM - Active-Standby Solution

Anthony Burke (Blog | Twitter) reached out asking if it was possible to have PowerNSX installed in these labs. So, although we don't take advantage of PowerNSX in these labs, it is installed in the labs listed above. If your at VMworld Europe then you can have a play otherwise you will have to wait until they are released publicly.