Please provide your feedback in this short Flings' survey.
fling logo of Autopology - WYSIWYG Designer for NSX

Autopology - WYSIWYG Designer for NSX

version 1.0 — May 17, 2017

Contributors 5

View All

Comments 3

  • profile picture of Anonymous
  • profile picture of Anonymous
  • profile picture of Dhaval
View All

Summary

NSX is a very powerful network virtualization platform that allows the users to spin up large scale complex networks within seconds. For new users, the inventory-based interface that NSX exposes might be a little overwhelming. To ease the network creation process and the workloads’ attachment to such networks we present ‘Autopology’ – a graphical interface aimed to complement NSX and simplify workflows for customers and people stepping into the realm of virtual networking.

What Autopology Offers

  • Drag and drop interface to create logical networks so that the customers can design topologies tuned to their environments
  • Single click replication of sections of topologies
  • Ability to view the drawn network for future reference
  • Ability to easily navigate to NSX Manager interface to further customize the logical entities as and when needed
  • Ability to attach multiple VMs to logical entities. VMs could be residing on ESX or KVM hypervisors

Benefits

  • One cohesive view to design logical networks as opposed to filling out tedious forms across multiple views
  • Intelligent defaults help bypass advanced configuration for network objects
  • Rapid scaling of logical networks
  • Inventory of workloads across multiple hypervisors
  • Combine compute and network in a single view

Requirements

VMWare Products

Autopology Server

Ubuntu 16.04 with the following packages installed:

  • apt-get install python-pip
  • apt-get install python-libvirt
  • apt-get install libssl-dev
  • apt-get install python-dev
  • apt-get install libffi-dev

Autopology Web Interface

  • Chrome, the latest version from Google
  • Firefox, version 35 and above from Firefox

Instructions

  1. Download the autopology-1.0.20170421-py2-none-any.whl package from this page on the Ubuntu 16.04 machine
  2. Install the package on Ubuntu 16.04 machine using the command:
    pip install autopology-1.0.20170427-py2-none-any.whl
    l
  3. Start Autopology Server using the command:
    autopology.server
  4. Follow the prompts to complete server startup
  5. Post install, use the Autopology Web Interface URL, typically, https://<Ubuntu machine ip>:<port number> to design and deploy NSX topologies.

For detailed instructions, please refer to the Autopology Installation & Quick Start Guide.

Similar Flings

Jul 07, 2016
fling logo of Horizon Service Installer for NSX

Horizon Service Installer for NSX

version 1.3.1

This VMware Fling is an easy-to-use utility that inserts Horizon View services into NSX, and then combines them into Service Groups.

Jan 04, 2022
NEW
fling logo of VM News Collector

VM News Collector

version 1.0

VM News Collector is a real-time news aggregator dedicated to the collection of all kinds of real-time news updates and applicable information & resolutions on all technology products belonging to the VMWARE Group, a technology giant, leading the technology revolution in cloud computing & virtualization fields.
No need to scroll through hundreds of documents looking for informations. VM News Collector App has it all for you.

Sep 28, 2018
fling logo of SDDC Certificate Tool

SDDC Certificate Tool

version 1.0.1 - Build 10253169

The SDDC Certificate Tool automates this workflow and makes it easy to keep certificates across your SDDC up to date. It will replace all certificates in the supported products and reestablish trust between the components.