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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

Cross-vCenter NSX

Beginning from NSX 6.2, you can manage multiple vCenter NSX environments using the cross-vCenter functionality. This allows you to manage multiple vCenter NSX environments from a single primary NSX manager. This allows ease of management and also enables many new functions that include extending networks and other features such as distributed logical routing. Cross-vCenter NSX deployment also allows for centralized management and also eases disaster recovery architectures.

In a cross-vCenter deployment, multiple vCenters are all paired with their own NSX manager per vCenter. One NSX manager is assigned the primary while other NSX managers become secondary. This primary NSX manager can now deploy a universal controller cluster that provides the control plane. Unlike a standalone vCenter-NSX deployment, secondary NSX managers do not deploy their own controller clusters.

The primary NSX manager also creates objects whose scope is universal. This means these objects extend to...