Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring a distributed logical router, part of Learning VMware NSX.
- While logical switches create additional…broadcast domains which give us new choices…in regards to security, security by business context,…and give us agility in regards to networking,…we can't just have just logical switches.…In other words, we can't just leave it at that where…only the virtual machines that are on the same…logical switch can communicate to each other.…We need to connect those…broadcast domains to each other.…
As you can see, web-sv-01a can talk to…web-sv-02a here if everything was powered on.…But web-sv-01a can't talk to app-sv-01a…or DB-Tier, db-sv-01a, because…those are different subnets…and there's no Layer 3 device in between.…So, we need a router…to facilitate that communication.…So, what we're going to do is we're going to…put in a very special kind of router.…We're going to use what's called a…distributed logical router,…distributed because every interface that I create…is actually distributed through the kernel…so that it's replicated on every single host…that is in the entire transport zone.…
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