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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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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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NSX-T and Ansible – An Overview

I spent the last few blog posts covering the basics of the Policy API introduced in NSX-T 2.4. I will be back to that topic soon with more examples, but for now, I would instead move to a different tool that I have been heavily leveraging when automating NSX-T, Ansible.