ReST NSX v1.2(9)

Release Notes

First Published: 12/5/2017

This document contains system requirements, supported features and bugs for ReSTNSX v1.2(9)

Important Notes


The ReSTNSX appliance ships with a 45 day Evaluation License.  In this mode, users are limited to a single data source (NSX Manager) and the ability to create two Tenants only.

Default login information:

Username: admin

Password:  default


System Requirements

Support matrix and system requirements for ReST NSX.

RoleVersionCPUMemoryStorage
ReST NSX1.22 vCPU8GB50GB
vCenter6.0+---
NSX Manager6.3---

For REST API access, HTTPS (TCP Port 443) must be allowed through any transient firewalls for the ReSTNSX Appliance to access vCenter and NSX Manager

Browser Support

  • Chrome 62+ for the best experience

ReST NSX - New Features

System Level Features

General Enhancements

  • System-wide UI update with custom icons and colors

Widgets

  • UI optimization by moving Connectivity Status, Query and Saved Jobs widgets to collapsable tabs

Data Sources

Complete redesign of the user experience and interface for easily managing datasources. 

  • When adding a NSX-v Manager, ReSTNSX auto detects the associated vCenter
  • NSX manager and vCenter username and password validation when adding the data source
  • Ability to edit existing data source parameters
  • Group Name field added for easy grouping of data sources
  • Tabs added to show Data Sources filtered by Group Name and those that are:
    1. Experiencing connectivity issues
    2. Active
    3. Inactive
  • Period checks of data source status

Green: Connected, Login Successful

Orange: Connected, Login Unsuccessful

Red: Unable to Connect

Grey: Not yet polled or manually changed to inactive

Multi-Tenant Feature - New Features

NOTE: Tenant level adds, edits and deletes are real-time.  Roll-back, XML Preview and work-flows are not available at the Tenant level.

General Features

  • UI optimization by moving Connectivity Status, Query and Saved Jobs widgets to collapsable tabs

Upgrading ReSTNSX

Upgrades to ReST NSX leverage configuration export for easy migrations.  When exported, the following information is retained:

  • Local Users
  • Saved Workflows
  • Custom Wizards
  • Tenant Information
  • Data Sources
  • System Settings

By exporting this information, upgrades are performed in parallel to the production platform.  Once the new version of ReSTNSX is online, simply import the previously exported configuration file and the system is online.  Administrators can manage the same NSX environment(s) with both ReSTNSX versions at the same time and

Note: When both systems are online, configuration settings are not synchronized between the different versions and must be maintained separately until the old version is decommissioned.

For a step-by-step upgrade, please refer to the ReSTNSX Upgrade Guide

Open and Closed Issues

Open and Closed ReST NSX issues and enhancement requests (ENH). Severity levels range from 1 (Severe) to 5 (Cosmetic).

IDDescriptionStatusSeverity (1-5)
ENH127001Add object name to XML metadata (Delete DLR, Delete Security Tag, Attach VM to LS, apply dfw exclusion etc)Resolved4
ENH127007dFW and ESG Rule are missing Service option when creating rules Open2
ENH127012Deleting edge or Logical Switch in Tenant space or operations - does not refresh tableResolved3
ENH127013Content sections introduced to Custom Workflows for organizing similar items: Networking; Security; InfrastructureResolved5
ENH127014Breadcrumb in Tenant ESG Routing has no textResolved5
ENH127015Breadcrumb in Tenant ESG FW rules text inconsistent - should say "Back to Edge Gateways"Resolved5
ENH127016In dFW rule delete (workflow), need a drop-down for the Section name to only show rules in that sectionResolved4
ENH127017When rolling back a workflow that creates and security and attaching a VM, the rollback is done properly but the information boxes stating the items rolled back or skipped are incorrect. Open2
ENH127018Tenant job submission modal window re-displays for jobs taking longer than usual. Open3