Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring high availability on an Edge, part of Learning VMware NSX.
- There are many, many things that you can do…with an NSX Edge, as you've seen.…It can be a router, it can be a load balancer,…it can be involved in network address translation,…it can be involved in virtual private networks.…All kinds of things you can do with an edge.…One thing you don't want an edge to be…is a single point of failure.…You don't want it that you got that many services…centered on one virtual machine…and that virtual machine fails.…Then all of those services go away.…
And you don't have to have it that way.…When you create an edge, you get the opportunity…to go ahead and make it highly available…when you create it.…If you do, then it will automagically…create two virtual machines on two different hosts.…One will be the active edge and…the other will be the standby.…If the active fails, then the standby can take over.…And it stays in sync, as far as if you make changes…to routing, anything has to do…with network address translation rules,…you make any kind of changes, it syncs up…with the other one so that if the first…
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