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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

Chapter 8. Managing NSX

In this chapter, we will be looking at some of the most common operations to manage our NSX environment. We will begin the chapter by looking at NSX Manager actions, including backing up and restoring your NSX environment, management settings including, setting up syslog servers, and setting up NSX with a Windows domain. We will also look at controller cluster actions, including changing its passwords, downloading tech support logs, and also setting up a syslog server. We will also look at checking the communication channel health for communications between NSX Manager and its associated components.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • NSX Manager settings
  • Backup and restore
  • NSX Manager domain registration
  • Controller cluster actions
  • Summary