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VMware and networking News
February 14, 2018
With tighter integration between its NSX and its cloud and virtualization offerings, VMware aims to reinforce its networking chops with enterprise IT.
March 02, 2017
Early NSX adopter BayState Health is weighing the possibility of a future as an SDN service provider -- using multi-tenancy to run other organizations' networks parallel to its own.
February 25, 2015
Midokura has refreshed MidoNet with features that provide a bridge for VMware customers looking to move to OpenStack without using proprietary virtual networking technology.
August 20, 2013
VMware will preview Network DRS at VMworld, but its core customers are still wrapping their heads around software-defined networking.
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Without the proper security, you could put your entire VMware environment at risk. These best practices can keep your hosts and VMs safe from potential attacks. Continue Reading
VMware's software, NSX, enables admins to stand up networking in a software-defined data center. Take this quiz to ensure you're getting the most out of NSX. Continue Reading
When you design a vSphere network, keep in mind redundancy, network isolation and consistent configuration. These qualities ensure proper network performance. Continue Reading
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NSX Intelligence can bolster your zero-trust network security, provide microsegmentation analytics and balance loads in your network. Learn more about this new VMware product. Continue Reading
NSX-V integrates tightly with vSphere, whereas NSX-T integrates with cloud and container platforms. Each version of NSX has its place, but NSX-T might be the way of the future. Continue Reading
Discover the benefits and drawbacks of VMware's network virtualization platform and answer any lingering questions you may have about NSX in this overview. Continue Reading
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Network virtualization will change the data center, and virtualization administrators must keep up. Collaboration is essential as silos disappear and technology evolves. Continue Reading
VMware AppDefense secures an application by monitoring deviations from its normal behavior. Its core functions establish a baseline, measure behavior and try to correct it. Continue Reading
A high maximum transmission unit size creates fewer frames, which lowers the risk of collisions and reduces overhead. The key is figuring out how high an MTU size is too high. Continue Reading
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Use ESXi firewall configuration settings and VMkernel ports to control the levels of access that different services, such as Secure Shell, have to your management network. Continue Reading
Software-defined networking can help plug security holes and minimize microsegmentation management tasks; it's worth a look for companies that haven't virtualized their networks yet. Continue Reading
The latest version of vSphere brings new capabilities to the vSphere Distributed Switch. So how do you go about upgrading an outdated version of vDS? Continue Reading