Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Packet flow with a DLR, part of Learning VMware NSX.
- I want to go through a demonstration of the Packet Flow…with the Distributed Logical Router.…The reason I want to do that is because…I think people make a whole lot more…out of this than need be.…All of a sudden they throw all these other terms at you…in regards to NSX, and in regards to virtual networking,…and I think it's important to understand that…it's really following all of the same rules…that you know of in networking in general.…Once you understand that then it's just a matter…of understanding what the acronyms mean.…
You'll see that it's all pretty much the same.…What do I mean by all that?…Well, what happens in regards to the packet…is that when a virtual machine…wants to send data to another virtual machine,…if that data is going to be on the same broadcast domain,…then it doesn't need a router at all.…It can send data from one virtual network…interface card to another.…In that case, if it's on the same host,…they can communicate directly to each other.…If it's not, they can communicate over the transport zone.…
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