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Learning VMware NSX - Second Edition

By : Ranjit Singh Thakurratan
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Learning VMware NSX - Second Edition

By: Ranjit Singh Thakurratan

Overview of this book

VMware NSX is a platform for the software-defined data center. It allows complex networking topologies to be deployed programmatically in seconds. SDNs allow ease of deployment, management, and automation in deploying and maintaining new networks while reducing and in some cases completely eliminating the need to deploy traditional networks. The book allows you a thorough understanding of implementing Software defined networks using VMware’s NSX. You will come across the best practices for installing and configuring NSX to setup your environment. Then you will get a brief overview of the NSX Core Components NSX’s basic architecture. Once you are familiar with everything, you will get to know how to deploy various NSX features. Furthermore, you will understand how to manage and monitor NSX and its associated services and features. In addition to this, you will also explore the best practices for NSX deployments. By the end of the book, you will be able to deploy Vmware NSX in your own environment with ease. This book can come handy if you are preparing for VMware NSX certification.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 2. NSX Core Components

This chapter begins with a brief introduction to NSX core components followed by a detailed discussion of these core components. We will go over the three different control planes and how each of these NSX core components fits into that architecture. Next we go over the VXLAN architecture and transport zones that allow us to create and extend overlay networks across multiple clusters. We will also look at NSX Edge and the distributed firewall in greater detail and take a look at the newest NSX feature: multi-vCenter or cross-vCenter NSX deployment. By the end of this chapter, you will have a thorough understanding of NSX core components and also their functional inter-dependencies.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Introduction to NSX core components
  • NSX manager
  • NSX controller clusters
  • VXLAN architecture overview
  • Transport zones
  • NSX Edge
  • Distributed firewall
  • Cross-vCenter NSX