teamer
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DFW configuration diff

Hi,

Is there any good tool for displaying / figuring out the differences between saved DFW configurations?

I know that you can export the configs and do your own XML diff. Problem then is that you have to query for all the vCenter objects that are referenced.

I can load the saved configuration and look at it, but its very easy to miss some differences.

I envision something similar to loading the configurations side by side, and visually see added and removed rules in different colors.

When i have some spare moments, i will build something that will do the xml diff and then query the NSX manager and my vCenter for the referenced objects.

That could take some time, and i hate to reinvent the wheel.

Thanks

Oskar

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cnrz
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It may be  possible to export dFW configurations to Excel with PowerNSX, so it may be easier to compare 2 Excel sheets  as sections are seperated like the default dFW rule on NSX Manager:

https://tonysangha.com/2016/10/20/documenting-the-nsx-v-dfw-with-powernsx/

dFW_Excel.png

https://github.com/tonysangha/PowerNSX-DFW2Excel

Excel Compare Function can be used for showing difference in different colors:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/compare-two-versions-of-a-workbook-by-using-spreadsheet-com...

Comparasion_Results.png

rajeevsrikant
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had any one tried to use Notepad++ for the configuration diff

If any one have used it let me your feedback.

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2cool2touch
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NSX DFW2Excel is now part of the NSX-PowerOps project: www.nsx-powerops.com