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VMware on AWS - How to restore NSX DFW firewall rules to previous state

Customers who uses NSX day-in, day-out would like to have a point-in time restore functionality of DFW firewall rules. Many customer have a large footprints in VMC and make changes to DFW quite often. This feature was missing for long time and we could see its included in recent versions . Let's see how DFW configuration roll back works  NSX DFW configuration has versioning, and it is stored in the NSX Manager.  Every time when someone update DFW configuration, NSX creates one more version but keep storing the previous ones. You can rollback for previous config but reapplying it once again.  You can find the options under Networking & Security tab , > Security > Distributed Firewall . In the right side we see an Actions drop down. Choose View to get to the below screen.  Let’s go through the use case:  1. Original state- default config with no custom rules:  a. There are no saved configurations during last 30 days: In my existing test setup, with the current setting

Adding Citrix XenServer 5.6 SP2 into SCVMM 2012 Beta

a) I’m just got Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA): XenDesktop 5 . (Hooray !) . I took this exam is because of my work related on VDI. However, my VDI deployment is only using Citrix XenDesktop 5 with Hyper V (hypervisor platform) . So no major conflict . Anyway,Citrix and Microsoft is an alliance partner in term of VDI delivery as well.

b) Good to know since SCVMM 2012 has support on additional hypervisor : Citrix XenServer. It will become advantages for me to understand the technologies as well.

c) Pursuing to high level of Citrix certification. One of pre-requisite is i must take the CCA: XenServer.

For the benefit of people who’re interest on Citrix hypervisor, the new version included with

a) Feature Pack 1 +

b) Support for IntelliCache enabling you to use a combination of shared storage and local storage.

c) Local Storage Spans All Physical Volumes.

d) Reset-on-boot VM behaviour.

d) Block SCSI Generic Support added, enabling full compatibility with Emulex and QLogic management functionality.

e) Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.

Now, before integrate XenServer with SCVMM 2012, i need to install additional SCVMM Supplemental Packs.

The new version of SCVMM 2012 can manage Citrix XenServer without Citrix XenCenter (citrix hypervisor management software).


Xenserver 2:

Integrate with SCVMM 2012:-

a) Computer name and Issue to (view certificate) must be same. If different, then you need to key in computer name according to Issue to . Both must match in order to successful adding Citrix Xenserver into SCVMM 2012.

After adding Citrix XenServer:-

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