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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

Primary and secondary NSX managers

In the previous chapters, we have discussed cross-vCenter NSX deployment. We will now look at configuring primary and secondary NSX managers in a multi-vCenter NSX deployment.


NSX 6.2 and later allows you to manage multiple vCenter NSX environments from a single primary NSX Manager.

Before we delve more deeply into primary and secondary NSX manager configuration, let's briefly go over the benefits of cross-vCenter NSX deployment.

Benefits of cross-vCenter NSX

Cross-vCenter NSX environments can be managed centrally. This means that organizations with multiple vCenter instances and multiple NSX instances can manage them all with one central primary NSX instance. With a cross-vCenter environment, you can increase the span of your logical VXLAN networks. This means the same logical VXLAN network is now available across multiple vCenters. Virtual machines on multiple vCenters can now be part of the same logical VXLAN network without any additional network changes...