Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring a controller cluster, part of Learning VMware NSX.
- After you've done the installation of NSX Manager…and registered it to vCenter,…then the very next step is…to configure a controller cluster.…The way that you configure controller cluster…is through the Networking and Security plugin.…And I'm going to demonstrate that…in our hands-on lab environment.…So in the hands-on lab environment,…or in your vSphere Web Client,…if you're in your actual enterprise,…you would go to the Networking and Security plugin…from the homepage.…As you can see under Home and Inventories,…I'm going to double-click on Networking and Security.…
That takes me into all of the menu…of everything that has to do with NSX.…Where I'm going to start is in Installation.…So I'm going to click on Installation.…Notice it's fetching the managers.…There are many tabs in Installation.…There's the Management tab,…Host Preparations tab,…Logical Network Preparation tab,…and Service Deployments.…We're going to focus right now on the Management tab.…Under the Management tab are the NSX managers…of which we just have one, in this case.…
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