vRealize Network Insight 4.1 and other Released

April 22, 2019 0 By Allan Kjaer

VMware has released vRealize Network Insight 4.1, NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.5 and Identity Manager 19.03.

vRealize Network Insight 4.1

What’s new:

  • vRealize Network Insight supports VMware NSX-T Data Center
    • VMware NSX-T Data Center version 2.4.
    • Supports converged NSX Manager appliance which merges policy, management, and central control services on a cluster of nodes. Features like Flows, Micro-Segmentation, Search mechanism, and Path Topology are enhanced with NSX Policies.
    • Alarms or Events are available on relevant dashboards.
  • VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere
    • You can now identify users who modified the changes in the NSX-V manager on the Timeline section. 
    • vRealize Network Insight now monitors the real-time reports of NSX audit log events for vSphere within 3-5 minutes.
  • Container Visibility and Security
    • vRealize Network Insight supports Native Kubernetes and VMware Enterprise Pivotal Container Service (PKS) with NSX-T as the fabric manager.
    • Kubernetes Entities includes Cluster, Namespace, Service, Nodes and Pods, and a Kubernetes Dashboard.
    • Flow Metrics and Analytics – Top talkers by Cluster, Namespace, Service, and Node.
    • Plan security of Kubernetes Cluster, Namespace, Node, or Service with micro-segmentation views and export network policy rules in YAML format.
  • Application Discovery and Visibility
    • You can automatically discover applications with vCenter Tags, Names using regular expression pattern-matches.
    • Application Discovery by using ServiceNow CMDB.
    • Application dashboard consists of tier to tier connectivity, Network Topology, Micro-Segmentation View, Top Talkers and the metric information that represents network rate, CPU, memory, and disk information.
  • Public Cloud – AWS
    • AWS Master-Link account supports: 
      • Support Hierarchy – Single payer account which also acts as the Control Account.
      • Monitor accounts, AWS instances, and associated traffic flow under the supported hierarchy.
      • Enable or disable the flow log collection at Payer Account level and also limit the collection to a specific region.
    • You can view the IP address range of AWS subnet in the list and on the dashboard.
  • Third Party Device Support:
    • F5 Load Balancer: 
      • Flow Stitching – You can visualize end-to-end client-server flows going through the load balancer using IPFIX collection.
      • Load balancer Dashboard – VIPS/Virtual Servers, Pool Members, Sessions, Healthy and unhealthy host counts
    • Huawei Devices – vRealize Network Insight supports the following Huawei Cloud Engine series:
      • 6800
      • 7800
      • 8800
    • Cisco ACI Enhancement – vRealize Network Insight supports the search for IP or MAC, and retrieves the corresponding port, EPG, and BD. 
  • Authentication: Integration with VMware Identity Manager for advanced login options, such as multi-factor authentication.
  • Event Management
    • Out-of-the-box and easy access to an event notification configuration.
    • User-Defined Events can be sent as SNMP Traps.
  • Licensing
    • vRealize Network Insight supports a Core license type with NSX Data Center Enterprise plus.
    • Audit check and warnings of license are exceeded and mixed-mode (Advanced and Enterprise) scenarios.
  • Other Enhancements
    • Micro-Segmentation view is also available in a list or a grid for easy accessibility.
    • The Flow details page includes a VM to VM path topology.
    • You can easily configure the threshold violation counts on the main page.
    • The indexing rate of the Indexer program is improved to 1 million versions per hour.
    • Self-service is now available for administrators and member users also.
    • Config store cleaner performance improved. Config store cleaner takes significantly less time to complete the daily clean up process.
  • VMware Network Insight (VMware Cloud Service that offers the same capabilities as vRealize Network Insight)
    • VMware Network Insight supports service driven 30-Days Free Trial to all the new organizations.
    • The VMware Network Insight service is activated automatically as 30-Days Free Trial for every new VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) customer.
    • There is a new Service Usage page to track the service usage and support physical endpoint meter.
  • The Voluntary Product Accessibility (VPAT) report is available for vRealize Network Insight. See, https://www.vmware.com/help/accessibility.html.

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vRealize-Network-Insight/4.1/rn/vrealize-network-insight-41-release-notes.html

NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.5

What’s new:

  • NSX User Interface
    • VMware NSX – Functionality Updates for vSphere Client (HTML): The following VMware NSX features are now available through the vSphere Client: Edge Services (Routing, Bridging, Load Balancing). For a list of supported functionality, please see VMware NSX for vSphere UI Plug-in Functionality in vSphere Client.
  • Security Services
    • Context Aware Firewall – New Layer 7 AppIDs: adds support for WS-MAN.
  • Networking and Edge Services
    • Multi-cast: support for 2 ESG uplinks with multi-cast enabled.
  • Operations and Troubleshooting
    • Audit Logging: adds support for including “What” has changed, when audit logs are sent through syslog.
    • Role Based Access Control: introduces a role focused on user management and role assignment tasks (Security & Role Administrator).

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-Data-Center-for-vSphere/6.4/rn/releasenotes_nsx_vsphere_645.html

Identity Manager 19.03

What’s new:

  • VMware Identity Manager releases following a new versioning format
    • VMware Identity Manager is moving away from the major.minor version numbers to a date driven model represented by a year and month (yy.mm). This release is version 19.03. The previous release was version 3.3.
  • TrueSSO Unlock Support
    • With TrueSSO, users can log in to Horizon apps or desktops without entering a password. However, if the Horizon desktop or app is locked, users must use their user credentials to unlock it. This feature allows users to unlock without entering a password. Requires VMware Horizon 7.8.
  • New User Interface for Virtual Apps Configuration
    • Redesigned and improved the Virtual apps UI screens within the VMware Identity Manager console.
  • Directory Sync Management Improvements
    • Ability to associate multiple connectors with a directory and specify a fallback order in the case of a primary connector failure.
  • Oracle LDAP – Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11g, Release 1 ( Support Improvements
    • Search and query pagination support.
    • Support filter queries, for example, to extract information when there is no DN.
  • Support for IBM Tivoli Directory Server
  • SAML Federation flexibility, with the ability to identify user NameID from SAML Attribute Statement
    • Improved compatibility with third party identify providers.
  • Audit log data storage limit
    • Provide admins with capability to limit audit storage capacity.
  • Network policy for Android SSO
    • Ability to specify network range access criteria for Android SSO.
  • Workspace ONE UEM (AirWatch) provisioning adapter
    • Support users provisioned via SCIM across VMware Identity Manager and Workspace ONE UEM. Provision users from VMware Identity Manager to Workspace ONE UEM.
  • Support for ms DS-Consistency GUID for Office 365 federation
    • Ability to transform current VMware Identity Manager source anchor attribute to ms-DS-consistency GUID when federating Office 365.
  • Ability to use a PFX file for the VMware Identity Manager SSL certificate

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Identity-Manager/19.03/rn/VMware-Identity-Manager-1903-Release-Notes.html

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