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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

DNS and DHCP services

NSX Edge services gateway offers DNS and DHCP services. Let's look at configuring these services in the NSX Edge gateway.

DHCP service

NSX allows for one-to-one static NAT IP address allocation and IP address pooling. When the DHCP service is set up, it listens to any DHCP discovery requests on the internal interfaces and responds:

  1. Go to Home | Networking & Security | NSX Edges, and double click an NSX Edge, and navigate to Manage | DHCP:
  1. Click the + icon to add a new pool:
  1. Enabling Auto Configure DNSallows you to configure the DNS for every DHCP binding automatically.
  2. Enabling Lease Never Expires binds the IP to the MAC address forever.
  3. Enter the Start IP and the End IP. Fill in the rest of the form with applicable values and click OK when done.
  4. Now that a pool has been added, let's go ahead and enable the DHCP service.
  5. Click on Enable and click Publish Changes. You can also enable logging by selecting Enable logging and setting the appropriate log level.

DNS service