Learn NSX  Day 3 : NSX Manager and NSX Controller

NSX Manager

NSX Manger
NSX Manger

Manage vCenter Registration



Manage NSX Manager
Manage NSX Manager


  • Deployment of the controller clusters
  • Logical networking
  • Networking and Edge services
  • Security Services (out the box includes support  for vRA,vLI,vROPS,vIO,Arkin & Tufin)
  • Creates self-signed certs
  • ESXi host Prep (VIBS etc)
  • Extend logical networks for a new ESXi cluster
    (web client > Network security > Install for new cluster)
  • Logging configured
  • Backup NSX

NSX Controller (Control Plane)

  • Deployed as virtual appliances
  • Enable VXLAN
  • Logically separated from the data plane traffic
  • Dynamic routing between ESXi (North / South by Edge VM)
  • Supports ARP suppression
  • Each controller node is assigned roles

Diagram from my notes

NSX Manager


Topics :
Learn NSX – Home
Learn NSX Day 1 : NSX Requirements
Learn NSX Day 2 : NSX Deployment Best Practice
Learn NSX Day 3 : NSX Manager and NSX Controller
Learn NSX Day 4 : NSX Roles
Learn NSX Day 5 : NSX HA, Edge, REST API
Learn NSX  Day 6 : NSX and Logical Switches
Learn NSX Day 7 : Deploying ESXi
Learn NSX Day 8 : vDS (vSphere Distributed Switch)
Learn NSX Day 9 : Load Balancing Feature
Learn NSX Day 10 : Layer 2 Bridging
Learn NSX Day 11 : NSX EDGE
Learn NSX Day 12 : Spoof Guard
Learn NSX Day 13 : Distributed Router and Distributed Logical Firewall
Learn NSX Day 14 : Monitoring
Learn NSX Day 15 : NSX Backups
Learn NSX Day 16 : Useful Commands & Errors


These are notes made during my study of VMware NSX for vSphere. Apologise if any of the detail is incorrect. Hopefully posts under “Learn NSX” help others to start learning about VMware NSX for vSphere.