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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


We started this chapter with a look at three interesting tools that NSX offers to allow us to efficiently and thoroughly monitor and analyze our environment. Activity Monitoring is a tool that has been replaced by Endpoint Monitor, which allows us visibility into applications. You will also need to enable guest introspection in VMware tools as well. We then looked at flow monitoring. We ended the chapter by looking at the traceflow tool to identify network issues and allow us end-to-end packet trace visibility.

In Chapter 8, Managing NSX, we will look at the operational management of our NSX environment. We will look at backing up NSX Manager, setting up syslog servers, controller cluster actions, and many more.