Tag: ESX

Vyatta – Free Training focussed on use in ESX and Citrix

Vyatta are slowly becoming one of my favourite networking start-ups…
Not only do they have a first class Router and Firewall/VPN product – boasting higher performance than Cisco – that they give to the community (here), they now offer free training at the Vyatta University!

Back in March, Vyatta Core reached v6.0 providing additional features that make their product more attractive to the enterprise.

  • Netflow / sFlow logging and analysis
  • 802.11 wireless LAN – (access point + base station)
  • Binary image installation – (version mgmt)
  • IPv6 readiness (core routing and firewall)
  • Firewall enhancements
    • IPv6 firewall
    • P2P firewall
    • time-based and zone-based firewall rules
  • QoS Enhancements

You may have read my post on using Vyatta as a Router-in-a-box for VMware and Citrix…
Seeing how this is such an attractive use case for this product, Vyatta have published a course detailing  installation, verification and basic configuration of Vyatta OVF and XVA virtual appliances for adding routing & security to VMware ESX and XenServer environments.

To sign up for the free video click here or to view all Vyatta training offerings click here

I very much like Vyatta’s approach, offering the Core Edition to the community with support subscription available as an uplift and it is even more refreshing to see Training following in the footsteps.
A strong community and easy access to resources  satisfies engineers and will yield a greater amount of knowledgeable/certified individuals should Vyatta choose to go down this route.

Perhaps more Networking vendors could learn from this…

VCDX Brownbag #6 – Rapid Provisioning

In this iteration of the bi-weekly VCDX brown-bag, Cody and I will be dealing with ESX Rapid provisioning,or to be precise objective 8 from the Enterprise Admin Blueprint.

We are hoping to build a kickstart script, don’t worry we will explain each section and the commands that make the up.  Finally we will run a scripted ESX install using it. This will either be so cool you wont need a fridge, or just serious car crash :D.  So click on the link below to register and join the fun, and hopefully we will all learn something.

Here are the critical details:

Date/Time: May 11, 2010 @ 2P CST (8pm BST, 9pm CET)
Registration*: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/602230081

International Numbers are available, if you need a number for your region, please Email

Remember If you registered for #5 you don’t need to re-register this time.

Background reading:

There are some things you will want to have read before joining up on the call, here are some of those things:

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