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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

Network extensibility

We will briefly look at network extensibility, a vast and a fairly complex topic that covers multiple vendors and deployment architectures. NSX has the ability to integrate with multiple vendors to provide a rich network feature set and also a single pane of glass to manage multiple physical network devices.

A third-party service provider (vendor) must register with the NSX manager using the specified login credentials. Once registered, we will deploy the partner service that allows NSX to offer the third-party service:

We have seen saw earlier, while creating security policies, the Redirect to service option, which allows traffic to be redirected to these third-party services. You may also redirect traffic by adding firewall rules.

Click the Partner security services tab in the firewall section:

During creation of the new rule, select Action as Redirect to allow for traffic redirection to the third-party vendor.


To learn more about Partner security services, visit the...