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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


We began this chapter with a brief introduction to NSX core components and looked at management, control, and the data plane. Next we discussed the NSX manager and NSX controller clusters. This was followed by a VXLAN architecture overview discussion where we looked at the VXLAN packet. We then discussed transport zones and NSX Edge gateway services. The chapter ended with NSX Distributed firewall services and also an overview of Cross-vCenter NSX deployment.

In the Chapter 3, NSX Installation and Configuration, we will start deploying our NSX environment and deploy all of its components starting with the NSX manager. We will configure the NSX manager using its user interface and build our control plane by deploying controller clusters.