NSX Management and Operations
The VMware Cloud Management Platform for NSX
Designed for all VMware Clouds
SIMPLE AND ACCESSIBLE
CloudControl enables simple configuration at scale using REST API through an easy-to-use and lightweight UI. By manually entering data or via dynamic CSV imports, we provide provisioning flexibility for NSX on-prem and hosted in a VMware Cloud. No API experience necessary
Easily create bulk objects
Workflows extends this capability where we have stitched together related objects into a single process for a simple and quick method to deploy NSX Network Virtualization and Security. By taking the guessing out of the necessary steps to deploy these technologies, ReSTNSX provides users with a process for deployment.
Replicate and Sync
On-prem or in a VMware Cloud, NSX firewall policy management should be easy and uniform. CloudControl, through Policy Engine, allows a central point of management to synchronize firewall policies and objects.
Designed for all VMware Clouds
Query enables users to locate information on any given object very quickly. From NSX objects to vCenter Virtual Machine information, Query is a simple and quick manner without needing to click around multiple places.
Operations was designed for quick and easy Day 2 tasks to operate NSX. The user is presented with a dashboard summary of the Networking & Security (N&S) Objects with the ability to create or modify in real-time or on schedule.
3rd party firewall conversion to NSX is easy as point and click. Convert Checkpoint, Cisco ASA, Fortinet and Palo Alto rules to NSX through CloudControl.
Daily or weekly collection of NSX objects and configurations can be configured. These reports provide a summary of the environment with the capability to email the results and provide difference reports to illustrate what has changed between the last collection.
One of the goals our vision is to provide an all encompassing management and troubleshooting platform for NSX. CloudControl eliminates the need to bounce from the UI to Command-line to an API client with many integrate tools that can perform all these tasks in a single click.
NETWORKING & SECURITY
Easy navigation and access to related information such as Security Group effective membership.
Micro-Segmentation of NSX is very powerful for enabling security down to the VM level.
Natively import IP flows from vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) into NSX with a few clicks. Without CloudControl, multiple UIs, custom scripts and manual analysis is required.
Configuration templates provide a standard method for creating multiple objects and policies with consistent results in any deployment. Users can extract existing configurations from any given NSX domain with a single click or leverage on-box CSV-based templates
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Extracting NSX objects and policies often requires custom scripting or 3rd party tools. Native to CloudControl is the ability to quickly and easily collect this information for review and/or use in workflows against other NSX Managers. This information may also be used for audit review to ensure compliance.