NSX for vSphere 6.4.1 has been released and it brings a couple of good nuggets. Most of all, it is now compatible with vSphere 6.7 – so if you want to go to vSphere 6.7 and NSX was holding you back, start your upgrade engines!
HTML5 UI Extended
It fills me with joy to see this happening – 6.4.1 brings a bunch of new functionality to the HTML5 UI instead of the old vSphere-Client UI. The additions are:
- Distributed Firewall Management
- The Service Composer: Security Groups, Policies and Tags.
- SpoofGuard Management
- IPFIX Configuration & Flow Monitoring
- Groups & Tags: all the IP & MAC Sets, Services and IP Pools
This is another good step to be ridden of the vSphere-Client interface. Hopefully, next NSX-v release will include Edge management – which means I can do almost all of my operations via the HTML5 UI. 🙂
There are a couple of enhancements that are meant to make your life easier:
- Automatic Backups before an upgrade
- There’s a new alarm that triggers when a SSL certificate expires
- SpoofGuard now does bulk approvals
- Application Rule Manager (ARM) can now create Universal objects, if you’re working with a cross-vCenter environment
- The Load Balancer Pool scale has been increased from 32 to 256 members
- There have been 3 App-ID (layer-7 distributed firewall) added: SYMUPD (Symatic LiveUpdate traffic), MAXDB (MaxDB SQL traffic) and GITHUB (Git version control traffic)
- The User-ID functionality (layer-7 distributed firewall) can now also be used on Windows 2012 and Windows 2012R2.
Another awesome release with some useful things. For the full release notes, check below.
November 26, 2018 at 20:18
What happened to NSX Edge and Logical switch icons under the Network and Security tab? Why they don’t show up?