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Overview In my previous blog post HERE I deployed VMware Antrea IDS and demonstrated how VMware IDS can secure pods running Antrea as CNI against malicious attacks, and although the feature is in tech preview it is very promising to see that VMware is committed to the vision of bringing Tanzu/Kubernetes security as an integral […]

Overview With the release of NSX 4.0.0.1 and VMware Antrea 1.5.0 came a very interesting announcement that you can now secure Antrea containers integrated with NSX using NSX IDPS i.e. leveraging threat prevention sigantures and capabilities to secure your containerised workloads. This feature is however is tech preview only at the moment, which means it is not […]

Overview Managing multiple Tanzu clusters can be a challenge if you have not the right tools in place. VMware offers Tanzu Mission Control (TMC) as SaaS for managing multiple Tanzu deployments across multi-cloud and on-prem, however TMC requires an internet connectivity from your Tanzu clusters to TMC SaaS and this is not possible in an […]

After two remote VMworld (2020 – 2021) due to Corona pandemic travel restrictions, I could not be more excited to be going to Barcelona and speaking at VMware Explore 2022 and meeting with customers and partners from all over Europe. At the end, Explore (aka VMworld) is all about networking with the rest of the […]

15 September 2022

Overview N-VDS (or NSX Virtual Distributed Switch) was introduced with the release of NSX-T, and its main function was to provide the host with NSX data plane for handling NSX managed traffic (VMs which are connected to NSX segments and handled by NSX policies). This meant that for every NSX enabled host, administrators had to […]

7 September 2022

Overview NSX ALB (previously known as Avi) offers rich capabilities for L4-L7 load balancing across different clouds and for different workloads. NSX ALB can be configured to L4-L7 load balance across containers workloads by means of deploying an ingress controller which is known as AKO (Avi Kubernetes Operator) and leverage the standard Ingress API in […]

1 September 2022

Overview NSX Application Platform (NAPP) was introduced by VMware with the release of NSX 3.2, as the underlying platform for running various NSX features such as NSX Intelligence, Network Detection and Response (NDR) and Malware detection. NAPP components and the mentioned features do not run as OVAs anymore but in containers, this matches the whole […]

22 August 2022

Overview NSX ALB (previously known as Avi) offers rich capabilities for L4-L7 load balancing across different clouds and for different workloads. NSX ALB can be configured to L4-L7 load balance across containers workloads by means of deploying an ingress controller which is known as AKO (Avi Kubernetes Operator) and leverage the standard Ingress API in […]

11 August 2022

Just before the start of my long awaited summer vacation, I passed my CKA exam after a long preparation period (roughly 6 months). Having a busy life added a lot to the challenge of finding time to sit down and study, but if you are dedicated enough and have a solid reason why you want […]

26 July 2022