Monitoring DFW Heap Usage

When operating NSX-v DFW at scale, the recommendation from VMware on memory/heap usage per host is to stick to a maximum of around 80% usage. But then this often raises the question of how to monitor the actual memory/heap the the DFW is consuming per host. As the NSX-v Distributed […]

Log Insight & NSX-v DFW

I was recently asked by a customer who is running NSX vSphere (NSX-v) and Log Insight, is there a way they can export data from Log Insight that will give them the unique source/destination/protocol/destinationPort from the DFW logs for a given ruleId over a given time period. This exported data […]

NSXv – DFW Log Format Change

In NSXv 6.2.2 and earlier, the format of the DFW logs has remained relatively the same for quite some time now. The following is a specific sample of the dfwpktlogs.log file from an NSXv 6.2.2 host.

The interesting thing about the sample logs shown above is that these are from […]

Central CLI API Update for NSX 6.2.3/6.2.4

When working on a customer site recently I was made aware that their system to use the NSX Central CLI via the API had stopped functioning. The system had stopped working when the upgrade to NSX 6.2.3 happened. Click here for my previous post on how to use the Central […]

NSX-v Web Central CLI 3

While NSX 6.2.x has been out for a while now, most people should be aware of the newly introduced feature called the Central CLI. I won’t go into the details of what the Central CLI is, as you can read about it on Brett Draytons blog (link). What I do […]

NSX-v: The Penny Drops

I was onsite implementing NSX-v for a customer, and part of the installation in this environment requires that we allocate the VTEP pnics to the VXLAN transport VLAN. To do this I had to liaise with the Network Operations guy. After laying it out for him that although these VTEP […]