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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


We began this chapter by preparing our environment and understanding the different limitations of NSX in order to begin its deployment. We then went ahead and deployed NSX Manager using the vSphere web client. Remember that NSX cannot be managed by traditional Windows clients and can only be managed by the vSphere web client. We then had a quick overview of NSX Manager to familiarize ourselves with the management interface functionality. Next we went ahead and configured our NSX Manager with our vCenter server. This allows us to go ahead and start configuring NSX services for our vCenter. We managed our NSX Manager using the vSphere web client and continued to deploy our control plane. Lastly, we prepared our hosts for network virtualization by deploying the data plane that by default enables the distributed firewall service on all ESXi hosts in a cluster.

In the Chapter 4, NSX Functional Services, we will go over the step-by-step deployment and configuration of multiple NSX features...