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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

Configuring NSX Manager

Now that we have deployed NSX Manager and taken a quick overview of it, let's go ahead and configure this manager with our vCenter server:

  1. Once you are logged into NSX Manager, click on Manage. Under the Components section, click on NSX Management Service:
  1. Under the vCenter Serversection click Edit. You will see the following screen:
  1. Enter your vCenter Server FQDN and a vCenter User Name and Password. Click OK when done.


It is a best practice to create a custom user for NSX Manager. You have roles built in such as Enterprise administrator, NSX administrator, and Security administrator.

  1. Accept the SSL certificate by clicking Yes:
  1. Once connected you will see a Connected status:
  1. To use SSO on NSX Manager you should have the SSO service installed on the vCenter. Click on Edit in the Lookup Service section and fill out your SSO service credentials. Accept the SSL certificate prompts:
  1. Once connected you will see the status update as follows:
  1. We have now configured our NSX Manager...