joniknsk
Explorer

CloudGuard Controller support for the VMware vCloud Director

Hi All,
I would be like to ask the Check Point, when the CloudGuard Controller finally can use VMware vCloud as Data Center object and can query VDCs objects?

Previously, the similar question about possible integration between CloudGuard and vCD was raised on the CheckMates (https://community.checkpoint.com/t5/Cloud-Network-Security-IaaS/Integrate-CloudGuard-with-Vcloud-Dir...) and it was proposed as possible solutions to use underlying NSX or use vRO for custom automations scenarios. Of course, tenant does not have access to the service providers NSX Controllers, and using vRO just for retrieving Networks, vApps, VMs, their IPs and other related information from VDC looks like at least as overheaded solution.

dc_object.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other side, vCloud has very rich API (https://code.vmware.com/apis/1046/vmware-cloud-director/doc/doc/landing-user_operations.html) from the tenant side prospective, so it would be very nice and at the same time not so complicated to add VMware vCD into CloudGuard as source of Data Center objects, as I guess. Maybe submit that via FR, where it is possible to do?)

Thanks!

0 Kudos
2 Replies
_Val_
Admin
Admin

I believe, regardless of immediate direct support, you can always leverage Generic Data Center Object, as mentioned in sk167210

0 Kudos
joniknsk
Explorer

Looks like an perspective workaround, thank you for the right direction!

Generic DC Object was introduced starting R81 version, I have not seen yet for all improvements included in this release.

And I hope that Check Point will see that request and will implement vCD integration in future releases or JHFs. 😎

0 Kudos