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.