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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

Backup and restore

Backups are critical for an NSX environment that allows you to restore them appropriately during a system failure. Apart from vCenter, you can also perform backup operations on the NSX Manager, controller clusters, NSX Edge, firewall rules, and Service Composer. All these can be backed up and restored individually.

NSX Manager backup

NSX Manager can be backed up on-demand or on a scheduled basis. NSX Manager backups are saved over any FTP or SFTP that the NSX Manager can access.


NSX Manager restore is supported for the same NSX Manager version as the backup.

Perform the following set of steps to back up and restore data:

  1. Log in to NSX Manager via web access.
  2. Click on Backup & Restore:
  1. Next to FTP Server Settings, click Change to specify the backup location:
  1. Fill in the appropriate fields and click OK.
  2. Clicking Backup starts an on-demand backup:
  3. To schedule a backup, click Change near the Schedule option to set a schedule:

In an event of a failure that requires a restore...