Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding SNAT, part of Up and Running with VMware NSX.
- We can do some pretty cool things with…Network Address Translation.…And there's actually two different types…of Network Address Translation…that are supported with NSX.…There is SNAT, Source NAT,…and then there is Destination NAT.…I'm going to focus on Destination NAT in our next lesson,…but in this lesson,…I'm going to focus specifically on Source NAT translation,…SNAT.…What's the purpose of SNAT?…First of all it changes the source address of a packet…to another source address.…
It can change IP addresses as well as ports.…But it does not change the destination address…of the packet in any way.…You should understand that Source NAT translation…and Destination NAT translation are mutually exclusive.…So what do I use it for?…Well, when most people talk about NAT,…they're really talking about Source NAT.…They're talking about connecting a device,…using a private IP address, to the internet…and changing those addresses…so that they can use publicly routable addresses,…something that we all use every day.…
And that's usually what they're talking about.…
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