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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

Deploying an NSX Edge logical router

To deploy an NSX Edge logical router, let's perform the following set of steps:

  1. Go to Home | Networking & Security | NSX Edge.
  2. Select the appropriate NSX manager and click the + icon.
  3. Select Logical (Distributed) Router. You cannot use a universal logical router to configure bridging:
  1. Check Enable High Availability to ensure uptime during a downtime scenario. Ensure the other hosts participating in NSX Edge HA have physical VLAN connectivity to allow for L2 bridging. Click Next.
  2. Enter the admin password and set the logging level.
  3. Click Next:


Enabling Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) is optional, and by FIPS mode is disabled. When you enable FIPS mode, any secure communication to or from the NSX Edge uses cryptographic algorithms or protocols that are allowed by FIPS.

  1. Select the Datacenterand click the + icon to specify the resource pool and datastore this appliance needs to be deployed on:
  1. Next, we configure the HA interface configuration...