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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

Managing NSX using the vSphere web client

NSX can only be managed using the vSphere web client. When NSX is configured with a vCenter, it installs a plugin for the web client. There is no management functionality available in the classic windows client.


If you are already logged in, you will need to log out and log back in to the vSphere web client after about five minutes for the plugin to show up.

Once logged in to your vSphere web client you will see a new icon called Networking & Security. You will see this on the left side navigation pane as well:

Now perform the following steps to generate a license:

  1. Click on the Networking & Security icon or menu option and you should see the following screen:
  1. There is a Dashboardview that gives overall system status:
  1. There are many menu items, but let's click on NSX Managers under Networking & Security Inventory. This shows us the NSX Manager that is registered:
  1. Clicking on NSX Managers allows you to view the current licensing status and...