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VMware NSX Cookbook

By : Bayu Wibowo, Tony Sangha
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VMware NSX Cookbook

By: Bayu Wibowo, Tony Sangha

Overview of this book

This book begins with a brief introduction to VMware's NSX for vSphere Network Virtualization solutions and how to deploy and configure NSX components and features such as Logical Switching, Logical Routing, layer 2 bridging and the Edge Services Gateway. Moving on to security, the book shows you how to enable micro-segmentation through NSX Distributed Firewall and Identity Firewall and how to do service insertion via network and guest introspection. After covering all the feature configurations for single-site deployment, the focus then shifts to multi-site setups using Cross-vCenter NSX. Next, the book covers management, backing up and restoring, upgrading, and monitoring using built-in NSX features such as Flow Monitoring, Traceflow, Application Rule Manager, and Endpoint Monitoring. Towards the end, you will explore how to leverage VMware NSX REST API using various tools from Python to VMware vRealize Orchestrator.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
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Chapter 1. Getting Started with VMware NSX for vSphere

In this chapter, we will explore how to install and configure NSX for vSphere. We will be covering the following recipes:

  • Choosing the right VMware NSX for vSphere edition
  • Selecting ESXi hosts and network adapters
  • Downloading NSX for vSphere
  • Deploying the NSX Manager virtual appliance
  • Replacing the NSX Manager certificate
  • Registering vCenter server with NSX Manager
  • Applying the NSX licenses
  • Deploying the NSX Controller Cluster
  • Preparing a vSphere cluster for NSX
  • Validating NSX VIB installation
  • Checking NSX component communication