Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring logical switches, part of Up and Running with VMware NSX.
- Once you have the platform in place for NSX,…then you can begin to install logical switches.…And basically what logical switches are…are broadcast domains that allow you…to create a business context,…and therefore be able to determine…whether virtual machines placed onto those…can talk to each other,…whether they perform, basically, the same function…and they're supposed to be together,…such as a Web-Tier, App-Tier, DB-Tier,…that kind of thing,…and then you can determine…whether those logical switches…are allowed to talk to other logical switches.…
So before we create any logical switches,…what we have in our virtual environment,…even though we have a platform,…is we have nothing.…We have the capability to create the logical switches,…but we haven't created anything yet,…so we really have this overlay that's empty.…After we create logical switches,…then we have something that looks like this,…where we can begin to connect…the virtual network interface cards of the VMs…to the logical switches that we choose,…and then we can determine…
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