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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

Endpoint Monitoring


Remember that, as of NSX 6.3.0, the NSX Activity Monitoring feature has been deprecated. You can continue to use this feature at your discretion, but be aware that it will be removed from NSX in a future release. VMware recommends you use Endpoint Monitoring instead of Activity Monitoring. (Courtesy VMware)

Endpoint Monitor provides insight and visibility into applications running within an operating system to ensure that security policies are being enforced correctly. For example, Activity Monitor can help if you have a misconfigured web server that is receiving traffic on HTTP instead of HTTPS as you intended. You can now run reports to monitor in-bound and out-bound traffic to the machines managed by the vCenter.

Endpoint Monitoring require guest introspection to be installed. On virtual machines, you will need to the install guest introspection driver, which is part of the VMware tools installation. A full installation typically installs the driver onto the operating...