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vRealize Network Insight 4.1 – What’s New – API Edition

While I have all new features and awesomeness of the new version of vRealize Network Insight; 4.1, covered in my official VMware blog post (still can’t believe I get to post there 😀 ), I thought I’d also cover what’s new in the API. As it’s quite a lot!

With Network Insight 4.1, the API version was updated to 1.1.1.

New Data Source Types

All the new data sources in 4.1 have also been made available in the API and all missing data sources from the 4.0 have also been added. This means you can add and otherwise manipulate F5 … Read more

Time for a change!

I’m close to working at VMware as an NSBU Pre-Sales Systems Engineer for 3 years now. Focusing fully on NSX (and all its family members) has always been a dream come true. I believe the way VMware executes on software-defined networking (SD-everything, really) is the future and good things are happening because of it.

Arkin

I don’t think I’ve made it a secret that I’m pretty much in love with Network Insight. Ever since I found it in 2014 (when it was still called Arkin) and I got it into the cloud proposition that I managed, it significantly changed my … Read more

vRealize Network Insight 4.0 – Smaller Gems

Network Insight 4.0 was released today and it undeniably the biggest release they’re ever done. It’s packed with some huge features and a lot of small goodness.

While Karl has done an excellent job of describing the top features in this blog post, I’ll go through the somewhat smaller features which will make your life better. But first, here’s a quick recap of the major features:

  • Cisco ACI support to gain insight into the underlying topology
  • Standardized BGP-EVPN support as an underlay
  • F5 BIG-IP router support
  • Cisco ASA support
  • sFlow support for incoming network flows

Walkthroughs or “Self Service”

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Why the #vCommunity is important to me

..and other vExperts.

A little overdue, mostly because we were still hunting down 2 lost videos; sorry Abdullah & Joep!

During VMworld Europe, I was invited to present on VMworld TV for the second time (god knows why) and had a two-fold mission: put a spotlight on some of the vExperts and ask them why the VMware Community (#vCommunity) is important for them and ask them for advice for people wanting to become a part of it.

Why?

The reason is quite simple; when I was pulled into it by some people I looked up to, … Read more

Integrating vRealize Automation with Network Insight

In order to get a complete view of your network traffic flows between applications inside Network Insight, it should know things about your application stacks. This post will go into how to create an integration with vRealize Automation in order to get all new application stacks into Network Insight. This will happen on the moment that an application is deployed from a blueprint, instantly transferring info so every greenfield application will give context in Network Insight.

Disclaimer: This is something I built, it is not officially supported by VMware.

As you may know by now, Network Insight listens … Read more

Using PowervRNI to connect to Network Insight SaaS

VMware is pretty heavily invested in the cloud. Not only to manage your cloud environments, but also products as Software-as-a-Service offerings, next to the regular on-premises offerings. At the time of this post, there are 19 VMware products that you can purchase via the SaaS model. This is a variation between models like VMware Cloud on AWS where you get an Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Network Insight where you get the product hosted in the cloud.

Network Insight SaaS

So there’s a SaaS version of Network Insight. Effectively, this means that the Platform (the user-interface and data repository) is hosted in the … Read more

VMworld EU 2018 – My Session Picks

It’s that time of the year. VMworld Europe is rapidly heading for us and the schedule builder has been opened! If you’re going to VMworld for technical training and are planning on visiting breakout sessions, keep the list below in mind. I’ve laid out my picks when it comes to Networking & Security related (NSX Data Center & SD-WAN, Network Insight, and AppDefense).

These picks are based on the presenters and knowing they have a good story and some inside knowledge that they’re going to be awesome. For instance, Accelerate App Security and Availability with vRealize Network Insight [SAI2555BE] is … Read more

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