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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

Service Composer

Service Composer provides an administrator with the ability to define a scalable and tiered security policy independent of the underlying infrastructure or routed topology. This is the feature with the NSX platform that allows security to scale and allows for security policies that are enforced at a unit level, protecting virtual to physical or physical to virtual communications and allowing event-driven security actions.

Service Composer consists of security groups and security policies that allow you to provision security services to your virtual machines. Service Composer in effect has mappings between security groups, policies, and virtual machines.

Security groups are a collection of instances that you want to protect. You can group your virtual machines to be part of a security group or can have vCenter objects as part of a security group. You can have a security group that consists of other security groups. You can even define a security group to have instances that...