Learn how to create a software-defined data center on top of your physical network with VMware NSX.
- Welcome to Up and Running with VMware NSX. I'm Bill Ferguson and I'm looking forward to sharing these important concepts with you. I'll start off by defining what a Software-Defined Data Center is and how and how a software-defined network is an essential component. Then, I'll discuss how NSX can fill the role of the software-defined network for many organizations and how they can leverage what they already have and build on to it to create their own software-defined network.
Next, I'll discuss the components that make up NSX, such as, the controller cluster, host with VX lan, logical switches, and distributed logical routers, and the advantages that you realize from using these software components instead of traditional networking with purely physical network devices. Finally, I'll discuss expanding the network with routing, network address translation, load balancing, and even virtual private networks.
So as you can see, we've got a lot to talk about. Let's get started.
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