Join Bill Ferguson for an in-depth discussion in this video A software-defined data center (SDDC), part of Learning VMware NSX.
- For many companies today,…the goal is a Software-Defined Data Center.…You might wonder why a company…would need a Software-Defined Data Center.…Well, what we've been doing in the past is not going to work…in the future.…More and more companies are putting applications…and services out into this magical area…they call the cloud,…but the cloud is actually resources.…Those resources have to come from somewhere.…So, the IT of old, the IT that we've been using…is not going to continue to work into the future.…
Companies are either going to have some type of new IT…or they're going to have no IT at all.…By no IT at all,…what I mean is they're going to outsource it.…If you're the company that takes up the outsourcing,…then, you're going to need a new type of IT, as well.…Then, the question becomes…do we use a Software-Defined Network,…or do we use a Hardware-Defined Network?…What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?…If you use a Hardware-Defined Network,…then all of the intelligence is in the firware,…in what we call the Application Specific Integrated Circuits…
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