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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

How to install Data Protection Manager to a Windows 2008 Server

Article describes how to install DPM on to a 2008 Server. However I have found that this article is incomplete. The following is how to install DPM onto a 2008 Server.
After the 2008 Server setup has finished perform the following:
1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
2. Expand Server Manager to the Features node, and then select Features.
3. In the Features pane, click Add Features.
4. Select Windows PowerShell, and then click Next.
5. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, click Install.
6. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
7. Expand Server Manager to the Roles node, and then select Roles.
8. In the Roles pane, click Add Roles.
9.  In the Add Roles Wizard, on the Before You Begin page, click Next.
10. On the Select Server Roles page, select Web Service (IIS).
11. In the Add features required for Web Server (IIS)? message box, click Add Required Features.
      1. Ensure that you select the following Role service:
      2. HTTP Redirection
      3. Application Development
        2. .NET Extensibility
        3. ISAPI Extensions
        4. ISAPI Filters
        5. Server Side Includes
      4. IIS 6 Management Compatibility
        1. IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
        2. IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
        3. IIS 6 Scripting Tools
        4. IIS 6 Management Console
      5. Security (Installed)
        1. Windows Authentication (Installed)
Note: if you do not install these components correctly you will get an error during DPM installation.
12.  Install SIS
  1. At a command prompt (with elevated privileges) type:
    1. Ocsetup.exe SIS-Limited
    2. Press enter
    3. Wait for the command to complete (this can take a while)
    4. Reboot the box.
      1. To ensure that the SIS service gets installed you can check the following key. This key will appear after a reboot.
13.  Run the DPM installation wizard.
14, Install hotfix 950082 Description of the Data Protection Manager 2007 hotfix package rollup 2

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