Learning VMware NSX - Second Edition: Next-generation network administration skills revealed

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Key Features

  • Install, manage, monitor and configure your NSX deployment.
  • Understand VMware NSX's components and discover best practices to help you manage VMware NSX
  • A step by step guide that will help you elevate your skills in deploying NSX to your environment

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • Understand software-defined networks
  • 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
  • Perform various Edge operations including configuring CA certificates
  • Explore the different monitoring options to check their traffic flow

About the Author

Ranjit Singh Thakurratan is a four year VMware vExpert (2013-2017) and works as a principal chief architect at DellEMC. Ranjit holds a master's degree in information technology—infrastructure assurance and an engineering degree in computer science, and has over ten years of hands-on IT experience. He has presented at numerous VMUG UserCon conferences held at Boston, Washington DC, New York, Denver, and Dallas. He be reached via his Twitter handle @RJAPPROVES. Apart from technology, Ranjit is also interested in astrophysics, animal welfare, and open source projects.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Network Virtualization
  2. NSX Core Components
  3. NSX Installation and Configuration
  4. NSX Functional Services
  5. Edge Services Gateway
  6. Service Composer
  7. Monitoring
  8. Managing NSX
  9. Conclusion

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