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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

Overview of the NSX Manager interface

Once NSX Manager is successfully deployed you should be able to see it in your inventory:

  1. Click on the NSX Manager virtual machine and review the Summary tab:
  1. You should be able to see that the NSX virtual machine adds notes to the summary page. You will also see that this virtual machine is taking up about 8 GB of disk space initially.
  2. Let's click on the Configure tab to review its default hardware requirements:
  1. The NSX Manager virtual machine has been allocated four CPUs and about 16 GB of RAM. The hard disk is set to be 60 GB in size.
  2. Let's proceed to power on this virtual machine. Right-click the NSX Manager virtual machine and navigate to Power | Power On.
  3. You will now see that NSX is powered on and VMware guest tools have been started.


  1. Let's access the NSX Manager from the browser and review its interface and options. Open up a new browser or a new tab and enter the FQDN or the IP address of the NSX Manager. The NSX Manager web interface is accessed...