Recent updates in PowerNSX
Hello fellow users of PowerNSX. It’s Anthony from the PowerNSX team and here are some of the recent updates in PowerNSX.
An early Christmas present
I’m breaking a long standing tradition of not blogging, because for once I feel like I truly have something interesting to talk about! :)
NSX Full Stack Deployment
In our line of work we are often deploying NSX environments in the lab. One of our labs allows us to deploy a multi-cluster vSphere environment and configure it with storage, clusters, vCenter elements, and DVS with PowerCLI very quickly. This allows our team to quickly deploy a topology and validate a customer environment, squash a bug, or configure a new integration.
Copy NSX Edge
There are a lot of times where people have asked it would be great to have an ability to clone an edge. Take all the configuration and duplicate it easily. Well now you can. The Copy-NsxEdge function takes an already deployed Edge and allow it to be reproduced. When thinking about the command on the surface it does seem quite simple. Take an edge, pass it along the pipeline, and copy it. In reality there is a lot to consider, especially when you want to avoid conflicts.
NSX Visio Diagramming Tool
At VMworld US and Europe this year, Nick Bradford and I presented on PowerNSX. PowerNSX provides a PowerShell module featuring a substantial number of cmdlets that cover the NSX API. Working in concert with PowerCLI it becomes possible to interact via a command line or programmatically with the NSX for vSphere API.
Searching DFW rules for logging status
A colleague reached out to the PowerNSX team recently. The request was on behalf of a customer who had inconsistent logging status for their DFW rules. This can be done with PowerNSX.