Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring OSPF routing, part of Up and Running with VMware NSX.
- In a network that is not very dynamic,…that's not changing all the time,…static routes might do the job.…In a network that is dynamic,…we really need the routers to talk to each other…and share information.…Routers do that with what's called routing protocols,…The reason I say routing like that is because…I want you to distinguish it between routed protocols.…Routed protocols are like IP, or IPX, or AppleTalk.…They actually push the packets around.…Routing protocols are the protocols routers use…to communicate information about networks…that they're aware of.…
The routers make notes about what the other one knows.…Well, what do we need to know here?…What we need, is we need our distributed logical router…talking to the Edge so that the distributed logical router…can say to the Edge, "Hey, did you know that I have some…"networks down here, that start with 172.16?…"Oh yeah, I've 172.16, 10, and 20, and 30.…"If you ever need to send a packet,…"if you get a packet and it has destination address,…"send it to me, because I'll know what to do with it."…
VMware Certified Instructor Bill Ferguson covers the basics of NSX (including NSX components) and techniques for creating a software-defined data center. He shows how to configure a controller cluster, prepare hosts for VXLAN networking, and configure logical switches and distributed routers. Later in the course, Bill configures static and OSPF routing, load balancing, and a simple VPN, as well as high availability with NSX Edge. By the end of the training, viewers should be able to use NSX on top of their existing network resources to improve performance, deploy services, and increase security—without any additional hardware.
- Overview of virtual networks and NSX components
- Configuring controller clusters, logical switches, and distributed routers
- Following packet flow with a DLR
- Understanding Layer 2 bridging
- Configuring static and OSPF routing
- Understanding SNAT and DNAT
- Configuring load balancing
- Configuring high availability on NSX Edge