VMware’s New NSX is Like ESX for the Network

VMware's New NSX is Like ESX for the Network

At VMworld 2013, VMware announced important updates to their flagship product line (see my post Top 10 Most Important Features of vSphere for more info). A major part of the VMworld keynotes were dedicated to the new VMware NSX. I didn’t cover NSX in my vSphere feature or in my vCloud editions post because NSX is not a part of either of those. So what is the new VMware NSX and how can it help you? Let’s find out.

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ESX Server Reaching End Of Life In 8 Months: Get The FAQs From vExpert David Davis [VMware]

ESX Server Reaching End of Life in 8 Months

In July of 2012, VMware announced there would be no new versions of the ESX Server hypervisor, and (starting with ESXi 5) they will only be releasing a newer, thinner and more secure hypervisor: the ESXi Server.

How does this impact you?

We asked Director of Infrastructure at TrainSignal and certified virtualization expert David Davis for his recommendations. David Davis (CCIE #9369, VCP, CISSP, MCSE) has been in the IT industry for 15+ years. He has authored over 300 articles, 6 video training courses, and co-authored one book.

Emily Davidson (ED): Where do I start?

David Davis (DD): With the end of availability date quickly approaching for VMware ESX Server, customers who are using these products need to make plans for the future. Before you get to that planning, let’s first clarify which VMware products we are talking about by offering a quick comparison between ESX and ESXi.

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