Virtual Stack - What's new on NSX-T 2.4?

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On the 17th episode of Virtual Stack Podcast, I’m joined by Dumlu Timuralp (NSX Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware) and we take on the challenge of squeezing all the new features of NSX-T 2.4 into a 45-minute podcast!

NSX is VMware’s flagship software-defined data center networking and security solution. I was already surprised by the amount of new features and enhancements introduced in the last 1-1.5 years, but NSX-T 2.4 has totally exceeded every release that came before. On this episode, we try to summarise the new features and focus on the key areas; intelligent operations, security, networking and more.

Great to have Dumlu on the show for the 2nd time. You can reach out to him via LinkedIn and Twitter, and expect to listen to him on his next appearance soon.

Hope you enjoy the show. Feel free to share your feedback via Twitter (@emregirici), LinkedIn or virtualstack.tech.

Show Notes:

02:00 - Intro

05:45 - Intelligent Operations: Management cluster, Installation & upgrade enhancements, N-VDS visualisation, Port-mirroring filters.

11:50 - Security: Layer 7 FW, Identity Based FW, FQDN/URL whitelisting, IPv6 in DFW and Edge FW, Extended RBAC options, Guest and Network Introspection.

24:15 - Networking: Simplified UI, Naming changes, iBGP, Scalability and performance enhancements, IPv6

33:00 - Additional new features: Declarative policy management, New Ansible module and Terraform provider, Load Balancer and VPN enhancements, Certification and compliance updates.

41:45 - Closing notes

Links:

Introducing NSX-T 2.4 – A Landmark Release in the History of NSX - VMware Blogs - https://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/2019/02/introducing-nsx-t-2-4-a-landmark-release-in-the-history-of-nsx.html/

VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.4 Release Notes - https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/2.4.0/rn/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center-240-Release-Notes.html

VMware Presents at Networking Field Day 20 - https://techfieldday.com/appearance/vmware-presents-at-networking-field-day-20/

VMware Configuration Maximums - https://configmax.vmware.com/home

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