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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

Transport zones

A group of ESXi hosts that are able to communicate with one another over the physical network by means of VTEPs is said to be in the same transport zone. A transport zone defines the extension of a logical switch across multiple ESXi clusters that span across multiple virtual distributed switches.

A typical environment has more than one virtual distributed switch that spans across multiple hosts. A transport zone enables a logical switch to extend across multiple virtual distributed switches and any ESXi hosts that are part of this transport zone can have virtual machines as part of that logical network. A logical switch is always created as part of a transport zone and ESXi hosts can participate in them.

The following figure shows a transport zone that defines the extension of a logical switch across multiple virtual distributed switches:


A universal transport zone allows a logical switch (in this case a universal logical switch) to span multiple hosts across multiple vCenters...