VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.2 released

VMware released a new version of  vCloud Networking and Security (formerly known as vShield Edge and vShield Apps).

vShield Endpoint is now part of vSphere 5.x

Version 5.1.2 was released at December 20 2012. It contains some improvements and bug fixes.

Release notes are here.

New is:

  • New REST APIs to configure port and source/destination IP and MAC addresses to be ignored by the flow parser as well as code for using the configured information and drop flow packets matching the given criteria.
    The APIs are as follows:
    GET https:///api/2.1/app/flow/config
    POST https:///api/2.1/app/flow/config
    Request Body:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <FlowConfiguration>
    <ignorePort>138</ignorePort>
    <ignorePort>37</ignorePort>
    <ignoreSourceIP>255.255.255.255</ignoreSourceIP>
    <ignoreDestIP>255.255.255.255</ignoreDestIP>
    <ignoreSourceMAC>FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF</ignoreSourceMAC>
    <ignoreDestMAC>FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF</ignoreDestMAC>
    </FlowConfiguration<
  • VXLAN virtual wires visible in vCenter inventory in the Networks view. Clicking on this node displays all VXLAN virtual wires. Clicking the name of a VXLAN virtual wire displays the Firewall, Spoofguard, Services, and Grouping tabs.
  • vShield Edge redeploy enhancements:If a vShield Edge virtual machine is moved in the vCenter inventory and the resource pool/cluster on which the vShield Edge was initially installed is no longer accessible, then vShield Edge is deployed in the existing resource pool/cluster in which the vShield Edge virtual machine is currently placed. In this case, the placement parameters are different from those specified during vShield Edge install or appliance configuration. When the original resource pool/cluster is available again, a subsequent redeploys restores the vShield Edge in the original resource pool/cluster. Sufficient memory and CPU must be available in the current resource pool/cluster where vShield Edge is present.
  • vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.2 and vShield Endpoint 5.1.2 will be used to gain Common Criteria and FIPS certification.

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I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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