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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 4. NSX Functional Services

In this chapter, we will go over the step-by-step deployment and configuration of multiple NSX features and services. In Chapter 3, NSX Installation and Configuration, we got your environment ready by downloading and deploying NSX. We also went ahead and configured the NSX manager, built our control plane, and deployed the controller clusters, followed by preparing our hosts for network virtualization. This now leaves us with an environment where we can go ahead and configure primary and secondary NSX managers, transport zones, logical switching, L2 bridges, logical routers, and a firewall, and begin to look at an Edge services gateway as well.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Primary and secondary NSX managers
  • Transport zones
  • Logical switching
  • L2 bridges
  • Edge Services Gateway
  • Logical firewall