Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video NSX component overview, part of Up and Running with VMware NSX.
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- So, you may be wondering how all of this actually works.…Yeah, we're going to build this virtual network,…but what components are we going to use…to actually create it?…Well, there are actually many components…that go together to create the magic,…and they can be thought of to be on different planes.…In reality, they're all just working together.…It's all just a software package.…But the best way to understand it…is that we have these different components…that work together on different planes.…
And so, at the Data Plane, the lowest,…we have two components that make up…what we're going to call the NSX switch.…And those two components are:…the distributed virtual switch,…and the host clusters that have the new…Hypervisor Kernel Modules.…In other words, after we install NSX Manager,…and we have the capability to add…the software to the hosts,…then, when we click on install for the host clusters,…it will add three components to each one of the hosts.…
One is called VXLAN, which allows us…to extend the environment,…
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