Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding VPN connectivity to NSX, part of Learning VMware NSX.
- A Virtual Private Network, or VPN,…is exactly what it sounds like it is.…It's a virtually private network.…In other words, it's a network that is going…through a network that's not private at all.…As a matter of fact, most of the time…the network that it's going through is the Internet.…Most of the time what I'm doing with a VPN…is I want to connect one part of my organization…to another part of my organization through the Internet.…
And so what I use is what's called a tunneling protocol.…Why is it a tunnel?…Well basically what it is is I'm just encapsulating…one protocol over another protocol.…I'm taking a well-known protocol…and I'm encapsulating it with a protocol that's secret,…that's really only known to the sender and the receiver.…And so secreted into that tunnel is my data.…And then with more sophisticated VPNs,…I can even encrypt the data that's in the tunnel…so it's doubly secret.…
So in this case, what I'm doing is connecting…the 188.8.131.52 network…to the 192.168.30.0 network.…Both of those are mine.…
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