Mastering VMware NSX for vSphere

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 28, 2020 - Computers - 320 pages

A clear, comprehensive guide to VMwares latest virtualization solution

Mastering VMware NSX for vSphere is the ultimate guide to VMware’s network security virtualization platform. Written by a rock star in the VMware community, this book offers invaluable guidance and crucial reference for every facet of NSX, with clear explanations that go far beyond the public documentation. Coverage includes NSX architecture, controllers, and edges; preparation and deployment; logical switches; VLANS and VXLANS; logical routers; virtualization; edge network services; firewall security; and much more to help you take full advantage of the platform’s many features.

More and more organizations are recognizing both the need for stronger network security and the powerful solution that is NSX; usage has doubled in the past year alone, and that trend is projected to grow—and these organizations need qualified professionals who know how to work effectively with the NSX platform. This book covers everything you need to know to exploit the platform’s full functionality so you can:

  • Step up security at the application level
  • Automate security and networking services
  • Streamline infrastructure for better continuity
  • Improve compliance by isolating systems that handle sensitive data

VMware’s NSX provides advanced security tools at a lower cost than traditional networking. As server virtualization has already become a de facto standard in many circles, network virtualization will follow quickly—and NSX positions VMware in the lead the way vSphere won the servers. NSX allows you to boost security at a granular level, streamline compliance, and build a more robust defense against the sort of problems that make headlines. Mastering VMware NSX for vSphere helps you get up to speed quickly and put this powerful platform to work for your organization.

 

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Contents

Abstracting Network and Security
12
NSX Architecture and Requirements
15
IOChain
24
The Bottom Line
36
Preparing NSX
39
Linking Multiple NSX Managers Together
51
The Bottom Line
59
Distributed Logical Switch
61
NSX Edge Services Gateway
163
ESG Load Balancer
171
VPN If You Must
178
Internet Protocol Security VPN
187
The Bottom Line
200
NSX Security the Money Maker
203
Adding DFW Rules
210
Why Is My Traffic Getting Blocked?
218

Virtual Distributed Switch vDS
67
Three Tables That Store VNI Information
73
We Might as Well Talk about ARPNow
79
Marrying VLANs and VXLANs
87
The Bottom Line
105
Distributed Logical Router
107
Lets Get Smart about Routing
117
Deploying Distributed Logical Routers
125
The Bottom Line
134
Routing with NSX Edges
137
Lets Do Routing Like We Always Do
140
Routing with the DLR and ESG
156
Service Composer and ThirdParty Appliances
223
Security Groups
224
Service Insertion
236
vRealize Automation and REST APIs
247
vRealize Orchestrator Workflows
261
Deploying a Blueprint that Consumes NSX Services
271
The Bottom Line
277
Appendix The Bottom Line
279
Marrying VLANs and VXLANs
283
NSXSecurity the Money Maker
289
Index
293
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Elver Sena Sosa is a data center solutions architect with 20 years' networking experience. He is the author of two VMWare Press VCP certification books, holds VCDX-NV and VCI certifications from VMWare, and he is a frequent speaker and blogger well known in the VMware community.

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