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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


Traceflow is an interesting tool and was built to allow administrators to seamlessly troubleshoot their virtual network environment by tracing a packet flow, in a similar way to the legacy Packet Tracer application. Traceflow allows you to inject a packet into the network and monitor its flow across the network. This flow allows you to monitor your network and identify issues such as bottlenecks or disruptions.

Traceflow allows you to construct your own packets with custom headers and packet sizes. The target destination of this test packet can be a NSX-managed overlay network or underlay network devices such as a host or a logical router. The source will always be a vNIC from a VM. These packets are injected in the virtual distributed switch and support the layer 2 unicast, multicast and broadcast and layer 3 unicast traffic types.

To use traceflow, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your vCenter web client and go to  Networking & Security | Traceflow:
  1. Select the appropriate Traffic...