NSX Step by Step – (Part-5) – Deploying NSX Controller Cluster

Introduction to NSX Controllers NSX controller nodes are deployed as virtual appliances from the NSX Manager User Ineterface. Each NSX Controller appliance is assigned with an IP Address used for all control-plane interactions and by specific settings (4 vCPUs, 4GB of RAM) that cannot be modified. VMware recommends to deploy NSX controllers in odd number …

NSX Step by Step – (Part-4) – Create IP Pool

In order to start deploying NSX Controllers, Guest Introspection appliances and VTEP Configuration we need to create an IP pool for them to deploy from first. Procedure for creating IP Pool Login to VMware Web Client and click on Networking & Security. Click on NSX Manager Click on registered NSXManaager. Click on Manage –> Grouping Objects –> IP Pools.  …

VMware NSX Architecture Overview

An NSX deployment consists of components like NSX Logical Switches, Logical Routers, Security services, controller services & management services. To provides better growth and scalability to NSX services without impacting workload, all the services are divided into different layers. VMware NSX Architecture have three major layers i.e. Data plane Control plane Management plane. Data Plane …

NSX Step by Step – (Part-3) – Registering VMware NSX Manager with vCenter

In previous post Deploying VMware NSX Manager, we successfully deployed VMware NSX Manager. After you install NSX Manager and ensure that the NSX management service is running, the next step is to register a vCenter Server with the NSX Manager. NSX Manager and vCenter have a one-to-one relationship. For every instance of NSX Manager, there is …

NSX Step by Step – (Part-2) – Deploying NSX Manager

In previous post to this services, we covered Introduction to NSX Manager. In this post we will be covering the steps for deployment of VMware NSX Manager in VMware environment. Hardware requirements for NSX Manager vRAM : 16 GB (24 GB with certain NSX deployment sizes*) Disk Size : 60 GB vCPU : 4 (8 with certain NSX deployment …

NSX Step by Step – (Part-1) -Introduction to VMware NSX Manager

Introduction to VMware NSX Manager VMware NSX is another step towards VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture and is not extending virtualization technologies across the entire physical data center infrastructure. VMware NSX, the network virtualization platform, is a key product in the SDDC architecture. Like Server virtualization, where you can programmatically creates, snapshots, deletes …

Introduction to VMware NSX

NSX does for networking what server virtualization does for compute and storage. Virtual Networks can be programmatically created, provisioned and managed using NSX. Using NSX, administrator can define network and security policies using vSphere Web Client. These Network and Security policies will then be distributed to hypervisor and attached to Virtual Machines. Network and Security …