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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

Virtual private networks

Virtual private networks (VPNs) allow you to securely connect a remote device or a remote site to your corporate infrastructure. NSX Edge supports three types of VPN connectivity. SSL VPN-Plus allows remote users to access corporate applications securely. IP-SEC VPN offers site-to-site connectivity and L2 VPN allows you to extend your data center by allowing virtual networks to span across data centers securely.


SSL VPN-Plus allows remote users to securely access applications and servers in a private network. There are two modes in which SSL VPN-Plus can be configured: network access mode and web access mode.

In the network access mode, a remote user can access the internal private network securely. This is done by virtue of a VPN client that the remote user downloads and installs on their operating system. In web access mode, the remote user is able to access the private networks without any VPN client software.

SSL VPN-Plus network access mode

Before we...