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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 5. Edge Services Gateway

We were introduced to NSX Edge services gateway in the previous chapter. We will continue to explore the deployment and configuration of different services that the Edge services gateway has to offer. We will look at configuring OSPF and BGP routing using the Edge services gateway. We will then walk through the deployment of logical Edge load balancers. The Edge services gateway also offers the ability to set up virtual private networks that enable secure access to your environment. We will look at configuring virtual private networks followed by configuring DNS and DHCP services. We will finish the chapter by looking at some more Edge services gateway configurations.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • DNS and DHCP services
  • Routing
  • Logical Edge load balancers
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • More Edge services and configurations