Category Archives: Cloud

Configuring SSO (Single Sign On) on VMware vSphere 5.1

Starting from version 5.1 of vSphere, VMware introduced the SSO – Single Sign On, a feature which allows us to log on once, and access many cloud components without need to log in all over again. Cute. The SSO database … Continue reading

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Setting up time on Cisco VNMC, Nexus1000V, VSG and ASA1000V

Some time ago we have seen how to install and setup VNMC, Nexus1000V and VSG.  It all went well, but recently I was failing to do another installation because of time being out of sync. This seems trivial, but there … Continue reading

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Creating and applying a security profile

By now we have our, let’s call it, a cloud. It looks like this: We have two tenants each of which has one client and one server. Each tenant has a VSG assigned to it from the previous blog. To … Continue reading

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Using Cisco VNMC to assign a VSG to a tenant

Ok, it is time to continue to build our virtual infrastructure. These several blogs are targeting networking and security. There are lots of virtualization topics that we won’t talk about, because the universe would collapse before one can finish a … Continue reading

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Installing Cisco Virtual Security Gateway–VSG

Last time we have seen why and how to install and setup a Cisco Nexus1000V distributed switch. We now want to prevent one VM to talk to another entirely or just for some protocols. We could use traditional ACLs on … Continue reading

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