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tjbailey
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question for users with vCloud Networking and Security for vShield Endpoint

Due to vCloud Networking and Security going EOL in March we're in a bit of a bind in dealing with vShield Endpoint.  We have no desire to implement NSX just for this feature so we're looking for alternatives and I was wondering how others were dealing with vShield Endpoint.  We currently use Trend Micro Deep Security within our VDI environment and were expecting to expand beyond into our server area.  Since vCloud Networking and Security is going away we're looking into utilizing the Deep Security Agent and install on each VM.  Not ideal, but better than having a full AV client.

Thanks,

Travis

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bayupw
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If you have vSphere Essential Plus and later edition, you should be able to download NSX for vShield Endpoint

You can use the NSX limited features if you only need the Trend Micro Antivirus/anti-malware so when deploying NSX, you do not need other NSX features the VXLAN, Distributed Firewall, Edge Gateway, etc which comes with the paid NSX licenses.

FYI, see this KB FAQ: Implementation of vShield Endpoint beyond EOA of vCNS (2110078) | VMware KB https://kb.vmware.c...

"With the release of NSX 6.2.4, if you purchased vSphere with vShield Endpoint (Essential Plus and later), you can download NSX.

This means that NSX will appear on the vSphere download site, similar to vCNS.

The End of General Support for vCloud Networking and Security Manager version 5.5 is September 19, 2016"

Bayu Wibowo | VCIX6-DCV/NV
Author of VMware NSX Cookbook http://bit.ly/NSXCookbook
https://github.com/bayupw/PowerNSX-Scripts
https://nz.linkedin.com/in/bayupw | twitter @bayupw
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