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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


In Chapter 4, NSX Functional Services, we looked at deploying a logical router and the NSX Edge services gateway. We will now look at how to enable routing services using the NSX Edge services gateway. These services allow for more customized routing within your environment to suit your needs. You can configure the default gateway for the router and equal cost multi-path (ECMP) routing that allows for highly available deployment of multiple Edge gateways to prevent bottlenecks. You can even configure dynamic routing that updates routing tables with real-time logical network changes. All these can be set by editing the global configuration of an Edge services gateway.

Once the Edge services gateway is deployed, follow these steps for global configuration:

  1. Go to Home | Networking & Configuration | NSX Edges.
  2. Double click the Edge device that needs to be configured.
  3. Go to Manage | Routing | Global Configuration:
  1. To enable ECMP routing, click Enable. ECMP allows the next-hop packet to...