Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Initial requirements and installation, part of Learning VMware NSX.
- In order to use NSX, of course you have to install it.…So, we're going to talk about the initial requirements…before installation, and then the steps involved…in the installation process.…In regards to the initial requirements,…you're going to need vSphere 5.5 or later,…and you're going to need vCenter 5.5 or later.…That's what you're going to build on top of.…Also, you're going to need an Enterprise Plus license.…The reason you're going to need an Enterprise Plus license,…is that you're going to need the ability to…create a vSphere Distributed Switch.…
vSphere Distributed Switch is going to be the glue…that holds everything together,…and you'll see what I mean in later videos.…Also, you're going to need the support of…Maximum Transmission Unit of larger frames…on your physical devices.…If you're familiar with jumbo frames,…you know that you change the Maximum Transmission Unit…from 1500 to 9000.…We don't necessarily need 9000,…but you're going to need a higher Maximum Transmission Unit…to be able to support the virtual network overlay…
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