Learning VMware NSX

Virtualize your network with this step-by-step configuration guide to installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX

Learning VMware NSX

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Ranjit Singh Thakurratan

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ISBN 139781785886881
Paperback220 pages

Book Description

VMware NSX is the network virtualization and security platform that emerged from VMware. It is a platform for the software-defined data center. This software networking platform 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.

In Learning VMware NSX, you will see some of these features of SDN and explore VMware NSX, starting with network virtualization. We’ll then walk you through the components of NSX and provide step-by-step instructions to help you install and configure NSX. We also cover all the functional services of NSX, edge services gateway, service composer, and data security. In addition, we’ll teach you to integrate partner solutions with NSX. Finally, we show you how to manage your NSX deployment and monitor NSX.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Network Virtualization
An introduction to Network Virtualization
The concepts of Network Virtualization
An introduction to the NSX-V network virtualization platform
NSX features and services
NSX configuration maximums
Summary
Chapter 2: NSX Core Components
An introduction to the NSX core components
NSX Manager
NSX Controller clusters
VXLAN architecture overview
Transport zones
NSX Edge Services Gateway
Distributed firewall
Cross-vCenter NSX
Summary
Chapter 3: NSX Installation and Configuration
Preparing your environment
Downloading and deploying NSX Manager
An overview of the NSX Manager interface
Configuring the NSX Manager
Managing NSX using the vSphere web client
Deploying the control plane
Deploying the data plane
Summary
Chapter 4: NSX Functional Services
Primary and secondary NSX Managers
Transport Zones
Logical switching
L2 bridges
Deploying an NSX Edge logical router
The Edge services gateway
The logical firewall
Summary
Chapter 5: Edge Services Gateway
DNS and DHCP services
Routing
Logical Edge load balancers
Virtual Private Networks
More Edge services and configurations
Summary
Chapter 6: Data Security
Service Composer
Data security
Network extensibility
Summary
Chapter 7: Monitoring
Activity Monitoring
Virtual machine activity report
Flow Monitoring
Traceflow
Summary
Chapter 8: Managing NSX
NSX Manager settings
Backup and restore
NSX Manager domain registration
Controller cluster operations
Summary
Chapter 9: Conclusion

What You Will Learn

  • Explore the foundational components of VMware NSX
  • Install and configure NSX manager and its components using best practices
  • Deploy and configure VXLAN-enabled logical switches
  • Secure your environment using Distributed Firewall and Data Security
  • Configure third-party services in NSX
  • Manage, configure, and deploy edge gateway services
  • Understand software-defined networks

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Network Virtualization
An introduction to Network Virtualization
The concepts of Network Virtualization
An introduction to the NSX-V network virtualization platform
NSX features and services
NSX configuration maximums
Summary
Chapter 2: NSX Core Components
An introduction to the NSX core components
NSX Manager
NSX Controller clusters
VXLAN architecture overview
Transport zones
NSX Edge Services Gateway
Distributed firewall
Cross-vCenter NSX
Summary
Chapter 3: NSX Installation and Configuration
Preparing your environment
Downloading and deploying NSX Manager
An overview of the NSX Manager interface
Configuring the NSX Manager
Managing NSX using the vSphere web client
Deploying the control plane
Deploying the data plane
Summary
Chapter 4: NSX Functional Services
Primary and secondary NSX Managers
Transport Zones
Logical switching
L2 bridges
Deploying an NSX Edge logical router
The Edge services gateway
The logical firewall
Summary
Chapter 5: Edge Services Gateway
DNS and DHCP services
Routing
Logical Edge load balancers
Virtual Private Networks
More Edge services and configurations
Summary
Chapter 6: Data Security
Service Composer
Data security
Network extensibility
Summary
Chapter 7: Monitoring
Activity Monitoring
Virtual machine activity report
Flow Monitoring
Traceflow
Summary
Chapter 8: Managing NSX
NSX Manager settings
Backup and restore
NSX Manager domain registration
Controller cluster operations
Summary
Chapter 9: Conclusion

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ISBN 139781785886881
Paperback220 pages
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