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Set NSX-T web UI and CLI timeout

Configure CLI timeout

The NSX-T Manager appliance shell is configured with a default timeout of 600 seconds . This timeout can be changed from the NSX Manager Command Line Interface. Access the NSX Manager CLI through the console or through SSH. With the following command you can retrieve the current setting of the CLI timeout:

get cli-timeout

To configure the timeout use the following command:

set cli-timeout <seconds>


VMware NSX vs. Microsoft Hyper-V network virtualization

Perform a NSX-V to NSX-T migration with Migration Coordinator

NSX-T 2.4 could surpass NSX-V as VMware's primary SDN platform

Free VCAP6-NV Certification Exam Prep

VMware has announced a free on-line Exam Prep course for the VCAP-NV certification. If you have experience with VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere and would like to prepare to take the practical VCAP Deployment exam then this free on-line course is a good starting point.

More information and links to register can be found here.

NSX-T 2.1 features are nearly on par with NSX for vSphere

Tools to correlate MOID and inventory object names in VMware vSphere

Use SpoofGuard to defend against malicious activity in VMware NSX

Integrate vRealize Log Insight and NSX for centralized logging

Configure Syslog server for NSX Controller with HTTP REST and vRealize Orchestrator

For many NSX components you can easily configure a syslog server, such as vRealize Log Insight. This however is not simple and straightforward for the NSX Controller Nodes. For those components this setting has to be configured via the NSX API via HTTP REST. In this article I explain how to use vRealize Orchestrator to accomplish this task.

The syntax and procedure are described in two locations:

VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals eLearning available

VMware has introduced a new free eLearning module with a focus on Network Virtualization. This three hour training will teach you what Network Virtualization is, who needs it and why and it will explain important technologies such as VMware NSX, VXLAN and VMware vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS). This course is a starting point for those who want to become VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization (VCA-NV).