Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring static routing, part of Learning VMware NSX.
- In this section, I'm going to focus on…routing basics first…and then I'm going to focus on static routing.…In a later section, I'll discuss dynamic routing…in specifically OSPF.…So some routing basics.…First, you should understand that…routers, strictly speaking, couldn't care less about…where a packet came from.…Now I'm not talking about access lists here.…I'm just talking about routing in general.…In general, a router is just looking at…the destination address of the packet.…
All it really wants to know is…where does the packet want to go.…Couldn't care less where it came from.…So routers will consult their tables…to determine where to send a packet.…And if a route exists in the table,…then the router will use that route.…If no route exists in the table,…then the router will look for a "gateway of last resort"…to see if one is configured.…If no gateway of last resort is listed,…then the router doesn't know what to do with the packet.…So it'll just get rid of it,…what we call discard it.…
So those are routing basics…
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