Virtual Livefire Solutions (VLS) On-Demand: NSX-T and vRealize Automation

As the world enters the next era of the pandemic, accessing e-learning content is ever more important. At the end of 2020 we announced how the Livefire Team are using AI+ML and VR, to introduce a virtual trainer solution, which we fondly call Olive. Well our first e-learning offering is now available, via MyLearn, from …

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AI is taking over Livefire

We’re only joking, sort of … in this article we’ll talk about how we are starting to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Virtual Reality (VR) to support a programmatic approach to content creation, through the development of a Virtual Trainer solution. Some of you may be asking why utilize a Virtual Trainer? …

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Exporting the NSX-T DFW configuration via the Policy API

Some times it’s useful to export the entire distributed firewall configuration. It could be used as an offline backup before applying configuration changes, provided to personnel who does not have direct access to the NSX manager for auditing or information, or leveraged as a starting point for a migration to a new environment. Unfortunately, NSX-T …

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Customized MacOS/Linux ZSH Terminal Experience

If you’ve attended the new Multi Cloud Advanced Integration course, you’ve seen the updated terminal experience on the Horizon 7 Ubuntu Desktops we’re using. One of our Summer Intern’s first blog posts ever steps you through how to set this up on your MacOS terminal for your own use. Visit Brandon’s Blog to see more …

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NSX-T 3.0 Has Arrived

This is a big one, with some really great features: Cloud-scale Networking: NSX Federation Intrinsic Security: Distributed IDS, Micro-Segmentation for Windows Physical Servers, Time-based Firewall Rules, and a feature preview of URL Analysis Modern Apps Networking: NSX-T for vSphere with Kubernetes, container networking and security enhancements Next-Gen Telco Cloud: L3 EVPN for VM mobility, accelerated data plane performance, …

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Network & Security as a service via the NSX Policy API, Git, and Jenkins

When getting started with infrastructure automation, it is common to put together a script that sequentially performs the steps we would have done through the UI or the CLI.  There is nothing wrong with that. Still, the more I played with APIs and Automation tools, the more I realized that to really treat my infrastructure …

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