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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

Edge services gateway

In the previous section, we looked at deploying an NSX Edge distributed logical router. Let's look at adding an NSX Edge services gateway. You can always deploy multiple NSX Edge services gateway virtual appliances. Each appliance is configured with interfaces, and an Edge appliance can have up to 10 virtual interfaces (uplink and internal). The internal interfaces act as a gateway to all virtual machines in a port group, while the uplink interfaces can be connected to the outgoing network, which can be your physical network.

Only the enterprise administrator role, which allows for NSX operations and security management, can deploy an Edge services gateway:

  1. Go to Home | Networking & Security | NSX Edges and click the + icon.
  2. Select the Edge Services Gateway and enter a unique name for the appliance. The Edge services gateway will be deployed in high availability mode if Enable High Availability is selected. Click Next:
  1. Enter the desired admin password. Enable SSH access...