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Achievment: Unlocked…

Achievment: Unlocked…

In the past two-and-a-half years, since I joined PQR, a lot has changed in my job. I have been more an more involved in pre-sales and evangelization, mainly of VMware SDDC products (with a strong focus on NSX). Today was sort of a special day in that respect, since I had the privilege of presenting a session at the largest VMUG in the world, the NLVMUG in den Bosch. Together with my colleague, Viktor van den Berg (https://www.viktorious.nl) we did…

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Multi-User (RDSH) Identity Firewall in NSX

Multi-User (RDSH) Identity Firewall in NSX

One of the main new features in VMware NSX 6.4 is the Multi-User (or RDSH) Identity Firewall. With this feature, it is possible to microsegment traffic, based on User-ID. I have been looking forward to this feature, since a couple of my customers have been waiting for it and it is a very powerful addition to the already pretty packed microsegmentation functionality. I already wrote about this on my company-blog (in Dutch: http://www.pqr.com/blogs/nieuwe-versie-nsx-met-grote-stappen-voorwaarts) and in this article I will dive a…

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My Lab environment in Ravello’s Cloud on bare metal

My Lab environment in Ravello’s Cloud on bare metal

For one of my customers, I have created a nested PoC environment, to be run in their own virtual environment (completely nested). The environment consists of three hosts, with all components as virtual machines within the hosts. Within the environment I used vSAN as the storage layer and of course NSX (the latest version, 6.4) in order to demonstrate the micro-segmentation functionality the customer wanted to test out. I used to own a physical lab (consisting of a couple of…

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For years and years I have been an avid consumer of blogs from the community and I found them very useful. I have created several blog-posts, but all of them related to company activity. Now is the time to start a more personal blog, where I can write-up stuff that I find worth to write about, but not suitable for my company-blog. I will be writing about the Software Defined DataCenter (SDDC), since that is the technology I am mostly…

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