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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

Controller cluster operations

There are certain operations that can be performed on a controller cluster. You should always change the default password for controller clusters to ensure data security.

To change the passwords on a controller cluster:

  1. Log in to the vSphere web client and navigate to  Home | Networking & Security | Installation.
  2. The Management tab shows the list of controllers. Pick one whose password needs to be changed. It is recommended that all three controllers have different passwords.
  3. Click Actions | Change Controller Cluster Password:
  4. Enter a new password and click OK when done.

The control plane remains unaffected in the event a single NSX controller fails. However, VMware recommends redeploying the entire cluster and using the Update Controller State mechanism to synchronize the state of the controller cluster.


The Update Controller State option causes logical routers to be redeployed and VXlan to be resynchronized.

The following steps are used to deploy a fresh...