vCSA 6.7 U2a with NSX-v 6.4.5 – Network and Security Navigator is replaced by {{node.title}}

This post is applicable to customers using VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 6.7 Update 2a with NSX-v 6.4.5.


  1. vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 2a deployed and in use with NSX-v 6.4.5.
  2. Login to vSphere Client: https:// <IP Address or hostname of vCenter Server>
  3. In the vSphere Client UI, the Network & Security Navigator is replaced by {{node.title}}. Access this page from the Network & Security object.
  4. Login to the vSphere Web Client and verify the Network & Security Navigator functions correctly.

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VMware NSX-v 6.4 Released

VMware_NSX_logo VMware has released version 6.4.0 of NSX for vSphere. The information below is straight from the release notes. A lot of new goodness has been added around DFW services and I was pleased to note that the NSX UI plugin for the HTML5 vSphere Client is included. Another interesting feature is IPv6-to-IPv4 NAT (NAT64) has been added to the ESG.

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NSX-v – Design Deep Dive

This is the VMware NSX for vSphere Design Deep Dive.  I have aggregated all of the design considerations I could find that need to be assessed in a VMware NSX-v architecture design.  Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable.  If you want more information on a concept use the Additional Resources section at the end.

This post will be updated with additional information as part of the NSX Link-O-Rama.  If you have content to contribute, post a comment below.

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VCIX-NV Exam Recap

Today I took the VCIX-NV exam (VCXN610) and failed with a score of 277/500 (pass mark is 300).  Really enjoyed the exam, NSX-v is such a cool piece of technology, it is fun to build stuff with the “swiss-army knife” of data center networking.  I will retake the exam in two weeks.  Update: 3 June 2015, passed today with 324/500.  Lab latency was particularly bad this time.

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