Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring load balancing, part of Up and Running with VMware NSX.
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- [Voiceover] What's the first thing you think about…when you think about Load Balancing?…Probably, balancing loads, right?…Well, load balancers actually do…more than one thing.…Yes, they do distribute loads.…But, load balancers…can also provide for redundancy.…How do they do that?…Well, the idea is this.…You have a group of users…who need a resource.…But instead of giving them access directly to the box…that has that resource,…you actually have more than one box…that could provide the resource.…
And by box, in this case, I mean virtual machines.…So you have more than one virtual machine…that can provide for a web resource…or an application.…Whatever it is that they need.…So instead of going directly…to the box that has the resource,…they go to the load balancer.…To what's called a virtual IP address.…When they go to the load balancer,…the load balancer then decides…which of the virtual machines…it will send that request to.…It decides that based on the way it's configured.…
It might be configured to…send it to the one that has the least activity.…
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