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Nutanix Flow protects your applications at the network layer using a software firewall at the hypervisor level. The generalized term is "microsegmentation" and it basically allows you to run a firewall on every single virtual machine's network adapter.

Because this is all software, and native to Nutanix AHV, you can define / update / migrate rules live and at anytime in your environment. It scales with your environment, runs on every node, and can even span clusters and datacenters! In this video we run through the steps to create a security policy to protect an application in your environment.

Flow does have to be enabled, please follow the step in this other video on how to enable it.

Flow relies on categories to tag your VMs and associate security policies with categories, review my video on Nutanix Categories here to get started.




*disclaimer* This document and presentation is my own and does not represent anything from any other entity. I will not be held liable for anything bad that comes of it.

Written by Eric Wamsley
Posted: November 15th, 2019 3:48pm.
Topic: Nutanix Flow
Tags: Nutanix, Flow, Prism, Prism Central, Policies,


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