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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 increase the log retention in Orchestrator Server ( server.log)

When you are debugging the Orchestrator related issues in mid/large deployments , it is expected that the server.log file rotates rapidly.  In this case we need to increase the log file size and the rotation interval. Below are the steps to make changes to the config file to capture large number of files for troubleshooting.  Config File Location :  Appliance deployment:  /etc/vco/app-server/log4j.xml Windows deployment:  <install_Location>\app-server\conf\log4j.xml Steps:  1. Edit the file  log4j.xml 2. Locate the  <appender class="org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender" name="FILE">  section 3. Increase the size of the log file to 10 MB   <param name="MaxFileSize" value="10240KB"/>    4. Increase the  number files to be retained before rotation  <param name="MaxBackupIndex" value="5"/> Cheers :-)