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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

Deploying VMM

A deployment of VMM consists of the following: 
VMM management server
The computer on which the Virtual Machine Manager service runs and which processes commands and controls communications with the VMM database, the library server, and virtual machine hosts.
VMM database
A Microsoft SQL Server database that stores VMM configuration information.
VMM console
The program that allows you to connect to a VMM management server to centrally view and manage physical and virtual resources, such as virtual machine hosts, virtual machines, services, and library resources.
VMM library
The catalog of resources (for example, virtual hard disks, templates, and profiles) that are used to deploy virtual machines and services.
A library server hosts shared folders that are used to store file-based resources in the VMM library.
VMM command shell
The Windows PowerShell-based command shell that makes available the cmdlets that perform all functions in VMM.
VMM Self-Service Portal (optional)
A web site that users who are assigned to a self-service user role can use to deploy and manage their own virtual machines to private clouds.

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