Micro-Segmentation, the right way.

Micro-Segmentation, the right way.

Micro-Segmentation, the right way.

Last week we attended the Check Point CPX2016 conference in Chicago. We talked to a lot of interesting people including network administrators, security team members & CISOs, each one with his or her own story and pain points. We’ve had fascinating conversations, about floating data centers, securing law firm applications and the usual woes of developers on security teams (and the other way around).


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VMware NSX Security Features – Who should pay…

#VMware NSX Security Features – Who should pay for them?

VMware NSX Security Features – Who should pay…

One of the typical questions when considering NSX deployments is who should be the administrator? However this is typically 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 security requirements, using vlans to segregate layer two networks, firewalls and vpns are examples of security driven network features.


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VMware Validated Design With Virtual SAN And…

#VMware Validated Design With Virtual SAN And NSX Running High Workload #Oracle 12c

VMware Validated Design With Virtual SAN And…

The rigorous process of following a VMware Validated Design (V2D) to build a Business Critical Applications (BCA) database architecture was made more interesting by focusing on Virtual SAN and NSX on Quanta Hardware with Intel SSDs. On this All-Flash architecture, we chose to run the Oracle RDBMS version 12c under high workload using the formidable workload generator known as the “Silly Little Oracle Benchmark” or “SLOB”. Six compute nodes were concurrently loaded with the SLOB tool which generated an extreme workload that would be highly uncommon in any practical customer environment. The details are available in the full report linked below, but it should be noted that at 200k IOPS the read latency averaged 5ms. This was truly a BCA…Read More


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VMware HCL Check with PowerCLI (Proof of Concept)

#VMware HCL Check with #PowerCLI (Proof of Concept)

VMware HCL Check with PowerCLI (Proof of Concept)

Announced in my VMware HCL in JSON Format post a few days ago, here is now a working version of my script. The script does not create a fancy report at the moment, it just writes some output and the result. It’s only intended to show that it actually works. Here is an example:


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