I’m a great fan of vSphere-Client a.k.a HTML5 client. The user interface based on project clarity is an eye catcher and the user experience is great. But sometimes you’re forced to use the old Flash based flex-client. Not with latest vCenter Server 6.7 but with older releases like vSphere 6.0.
We were facing compatibility issues between flex-client 6.0 and NSX 6.4.4 although it’s a supported combination.
A new release of Runecast Analyzer is scheduled for June, 26th. Version number 1.8 will come with a bunch of improvements and new features. Most important new feature will be support for the NSX-V platform. Every important function of vSphere- and vSAN analysis will now be available for NSX-V too.
The Analyzer now detects NSX issues on VMware NSX-V versions 6.2 – 6.4.x
Automated scan and evaluation of the NSX-V Best Practices violations.
Automatic NSX-V VMware Security Hardening profile analysis and reporting
NSX-V DISA-STIG profile analysis and reporting
Automatic discovery of the NSX Managers linked to VMware vCenters
Web-console performance improvements for bigger environments (dozens of ESXi hosts).
vSphere web console Runecast plugin NSX update with a new issue summary widget.
VMware vShield is part of the vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) suite. Its latest version 5.5 has reached EOGS (end of general support) in September 2016 and has been replaced by NSX for vSphere.
We still see quite a lot of vShield installations in productive environments. Mainly used for agentless guest introspection together with security solutions like Trendmicro DeepSecurity, McAfee Move or others. Now that many customers consider migrating from vSphere 6.0 to vSphere 6.5, they have to face the fact that vShield is no longer supported from vSphere 6.5 onwards. And it is crucial to take product compatibility into account. There is a relationship between different vSphere, NSX and security product versions.