NSX-v Dynamic Types plug-in

Version 3

    The included plug-in is a solution I have built for providing NSX Network & Security as a Service in vCAC.

    The reason for writing this plug-in was that at the time it was needed there was no solution that could address the requirements including:

     

    • Listing NSX objects by list
    • Have specific properties for the objects, for example a members list for a security group
    • Having specific operations such as the included Data Security scan
    • Having specific objects supported in the inventory such as the Services
    • Having the plug-in working on vCAC 6.0 / vCO 5.5 U1
    • Having the plug-in on a stand alone vCO server
    • Some OOTB workflows with plug-in objects as inputs / outputs to use with vCAC

     

    This plug-in is also a good way to learn more about the Dynamic Types technology. It is possible to extend the plug-in with REST operations that can be found in the NSX API guide.

     

     

    Features:

     

    Inventory objects:

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    3 layers workflows :

    • REST
    • Plug-in
    • vCAC specific

     

    OOTB workflows:

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    Other features that are not NSX / Dynamic Types specific:

    • vCAC query service to select the VM items belonging to its owner (getOwnerVmCatalogItemsQS)
    • vCO locking service to insure a single security scan is run at a single time when multiple users request it (Run data security scan)
    • Get VM catalog items managed object references / vCenter IDs (getCatalogResourceMoref)

     

    Requisites:

    • vCO 5.5 U1 build 1617127 or greater
    • Dynamic Types plug-in 166032 or greater
    • NSX 6.X

     

    Installation / Configuration:

    • Run -1- Install NSX plug-in workflow
    • Run -2- Add NSX host

     

     

     

    Disclaimers:

    Material designed for educational / testing purposes. Use at your own risk.