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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

NSX Edge Services Gateway

The NSX Edge Services Gateway (ESG) offers a feature-rich set of services that include NAT, routing, firewall, load balancing, L2/L3 VPN, and DHCP/DNS relay. NSX API allows each of these services to be deployed, configured, and consumed on-demand. You can install the NSX Edge as an ESG or as a DLR.


The number of Edge appliances including ESGs and DLRs is limited to 250 on a host.

The Edge Services Gateway is deployed as a virtual machine from the NSX manager, which is accessed using the vSphere web client. Four different form factors are offered for different-sized environments. It is important that you factor in enough resources for the appropriate Edge Services Gateway when building your environment.

Edge Services Gateway can be deployed in different sizes. The following are the available size options for Edge Services Gateway appliances:

  • X-Large: The X-large form factor is suitable for high-performance firewalls, load balancer, and routing, or a combination of...