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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


We started this chapter by looking at NSX Manager settings. We looked at many settings including changing the date and time, configuring a syslog server, configuring DNS servers, gathering tech support logs, and SSL certificates configuration. We then looked at backing up and restoring our NSX Manager, and configuring our NSX Manager with an active directory. NSX Controller operations described how to change NSX controller passwords, which is a best practice, and also talked about how to download tech support logs for controllers and configure them with a syslog server. Finally, we looked at reviewing communication channel health between NSX Manager and all of its components.