NSX is VMware's networking platform that allows networks and services to be deployed programmatically and is a crucial component in software-defined data centers.
This video course provides step-by-step instructions to help you quickly deploy SDN in production and perform network virtualization with VMware. It will help you install and configure NSX and show you how to deploy NSX on top of your existing physical network and gain control of every aspect of network components (switches and routers) and your connected IT workloads.
The next section covers how to deploy and configure VxLAN-based switches and manage and configure network and gateway services. Finally, you will learn how to use NSX to secure your environment. After finishing this course, you will be able to deploy and maintain network virtualizations and automate your VMware-based infrastructure in less time and in a cost-effective manner. All this will be covered through a practical real-world example right from the start of the course.
About The Author
Matthias Eisner has dealt with company networks for 10+ years. NSX is a perfect fit for the toolbox, helping customers on their journey building a fully automated on premise cloud solution. More than two years ago, he was elected into the initial VCI team teaching NSX in the first place, together with his counterpart Yves Sandfort. Furthermore he is one of three initial Instructors also teaching NSX design. This allowed him to support big customers by creating designs for NSX and supporting them during their migration into the Software Defined Networking world to build a solid basic infrastructure supporting the journey into the SDDC.
As a VMware Certified Instructor with a network background of 20+ years, Yves Sandfort was on the initial team to teach NSX in EMEA with his counterpart Matthias Eisner. They ran some of the very early customer classes and helped also to implement some of the first proof of concepts and later on production environments in EMEA. In his second role as a VCDX for cloud and management, NSX is one of his toolkits when he designs cloud architectures for private, hybrid or public cloud environments to build a modern SDDC implementation.
While a legacy network consists of a lot of physical components, a software-defined network operates primarily in the virtual world, which doesn’t mean NSX does not have management, control, and data plane as well as other components that we are going to introduce.
NSX controllers are vital for the infrastructure. They store important data tables for VTEPs, MACs, and ARP information. Let’s get to know them better in this video.
The goal of this video is to know kernel-operated functions such as VXLAN. Distributed Firewall and Distributed Logical Router require additional components.
NSX networking is built around VXLANs which is represented by logical switches. Let’s get acquainted with them in this video.
NSX is often used to create a highly dynamic environment, which requires—in many cases—IP routing either static or dynamic. Let’s check that out in this video.
Dynamic routing within the enterprise is often done via OSPF. NSX provides the ability to use NSX with DLR and ESG. Let’s see it in action.
BGP is a common exterior routing protocol used to interconnect so-called autonomous systems over the Internet. It is also used by enterprises having uplinks to multiple carriers. We’ll take a deeper look at them in this video.
Routing in the virtual infrastructure can be challenging, as different types of traffic might be on the same host, whilst in different networks. This challenge is approached with a different north-south and east-west architecture in this video.
East-West routing in NSX is solved by using the Distributed Logical Router, or DLR in short. Let’s take a look at it in this video
North-South routing is one of the typical use cases for NSX Edge Services Gateway (ESG), which includes more features than just routing. Let’s see it in action.
While NSX edges are good for north-south traffic, the use of the DLR is good for east-west traffic. The combined use of both in combination with dynamic routing is the topic of discussion in this video.
NSX edge services gateway provides the ability to load-balance services for different protocols. The architecture allows for inline and one-arm setup. Let’s take a closer look at these topics in this video.
Deploying NSX load balancing is easy; we need to discuss just the configuration of the ESG.
Individual people need secured access to an application or network while on the road. Let’s discuss this in more detail in this video.
The goal of this video is to discuss how we can stretch a Layer-2 network within a corporation or across the cloud to provide one Layer-2 broadcast domain.
In this video, we will see how networks can be securely interconnected between multiple sites or even within one site via IPSec VPN across different platforms and vendors.
A modern software-defined data center requires a new way to protect services, applications, and data from unauthorized access. We’ll take a look at just that in this video.
The different firewall options within NSX can be challenging. When to use DFW? when ESG? Let’s solve this dilemma.
In this video, we’ll see a new approach applied with NSX—the implementation of microsegmentation—which allows more fine-grained firewall architecture with lower complexity levels.
NSX Edge firewalls are normally used to filter north-south traffic. Firewall rules can be applied in multiple places; let’s check them out.
NSX distributed firewall provides traffic filtering directly at the vnic level of each virtual machine. We’ll see this in action in this video.
In this video, we will take a closer look at using the Service Composer in a real-life scenario.
The goal of this video is to scour through some quick examples of NSX firewall.
NSX by itself provides a lot of features, third-party options that can expand the functionality. Let’s check them out.
Packt has been committed to developer learning since 2004. A lot has changed in software since then - but Packt has remained responsive to these changes, continuing to look forward at the trends and tools defining the way we work and live. And how to put them to work.
With an extensive library of content - more than 4000 books and video courses -Packt's mission is to help developers stay relevant in a rapidly changing world. From new web frameworks and programming languages, to cutting edge data analytics, and DevOps, Packt takes software professionals in every field to what's important to them now.
From skills that will help you to develop and future proof your career to immediate solutions to every day tech challenges, Packt is a go-to resource to make you a better, smarter developer.
Packt Udemy courses continue this tradition, bringing you comprehensive yet concise video courses straight from the experts.