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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

NSX Manager settings

There are several settings in the NSX Manager that can be edited to suit your environment. These settings can also be edited using the NSX CLI; however, we will learn to update these settings using the UI.

Date and time settings

You can change the date and time settings as needed.


An NSX Manager reboot is needed after any date/time change is made.

You need to perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the NSX Manager virtual machine appliance.
  2. Click on Appliance Management | Manage appliance settings:
  3. Next to Time Settings, click Edit:
  1. Click OK when done.
  2. Reboot the appliance to apply the changes.

Syslog servers

Having a syslog server is recommended. Configuring NSX Manager with a remote syslog server enables you to collect, view, and save all log files to a central location. This enables you to store logs for compliance purposes; when you are using a tool such as VMware vRealize Log insight, it enables you to create alarms and use the built-in search engine to review logs.