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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 domain registration

It is recommended to register your NSX deployment with your corporate domain. This allows NSX to map user and group information and also the associations that allow you to create security bindings based on these relationships.

Register a domain to your NSX Manager with the following procedure:

  1. Log in to the vSphere webclient and navigate to Home | Networking & Security | NSX Managers. Select your NSX Manager, and go to the Manage | Domain tab:
  2. Click the + sign to add a new domain.
  3. Enter a fully qualified Domain Name.
  4. Specify the domain controller that the domain needs to be synchronized with. Select the protocol.
  5. Enter the user credentials for the account and click Next.
  6. Select Use Domain Credentials if you want to authenticate using the LDAP server.


  1. You can additionally select Yes or No for the security event log segment. This step is used by Active Directory Event Log Scraper, which allows you to configure the identity firewall, where firewall rules are tied...