Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Confirming controller status on the CLI, part of Learning VMware NSX.
- Some people are GUI people,…graphical user interface,…and other people are command line people.…I don't know which one you are,…you may be a little bit of both.…But the point is that sometimes…just taking a look at something where you point and click…might not give you all the information that you want…or you might not believe it.…For example, you might not believe that the web client…is actually refreshed.…So there must be another way,…and there is.…You can actually talk to the controller…and talk the controller cluster…through the command line interface.…
I'm going to demonstrate that.…First, I'm going to remind you where the controllers are.…We're going to go into the vSphere Web Client.…In the vSphere Web Client,…I'm going to double click on Networking & Security plug-in,…and then we'll go to Installation.…Under the Management tab in Installation,…there's the controllers.…And you'll see, there's their IP addresses,…they look like they're in good shape,…their status is normal.…But is there another way that I could talk to them,…
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