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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

Chapter 3. NSX Installation and Configuration

This chapter describes the step-by-step installation of NSX and its configuration. We will begin by getting your environment ready for NSX and then go over downloading and deploying NSX. We will then go over the NSX Manager management interface and configure it with your vCenter and license it. We will spend time getting to know the NSX user interface in the vSphere web client and build our control plane by deploying controller clusters. This is followed by our data plane preparation, which involves preparing ESXi clusters for network virtualization.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Preparing your environment
  • Downloading and deploying NSX Manager
  • Overview of the NSX Manager interface
  • Configuring NSX Manager
  • Managing NSX using the vSphere web client
  • Deploying the control plane (Controller Virtual Machines)
  • Deploying the data plane