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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
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More Edge services and configurations

In this section, we will look at a few configuration steps for some common actions that you will perform on the Edge services gateway. In a production environment, you will often perform these configurations either during initial setup or after.

We will be looking at adding a sub-interface, a force-sync NSX Edge with NSX Manager, configuring remote syslog servers, and redeploying an NSX Edge appliance.

Adding a sub-interface

An NSX Edge services gateway can have up to ten internal, external (physical), or trunk interfaces, while an Edge distributed router can have up to eight uplink interfaces and up to a thousand internal (sub) interfaces.

A sub-interface, or an internal interface, is a logical interface that is created and mapped to the physical interface. Sub-interfaces are simply a division of a physical interface into multiple logical interfaces. This logical interface uses the parent physical interface to move data. Remember that you cannot use sub...