Learn NSX  Day 5 : NSX HA, Edge, REST API

Edge HA



  • Works in Active / Standby. There is zero service interruption during failover
  • Requires two NSX Edge appliances
  • Configured with in the Web Client > Networking and Security > NSX Edges > Manage > Settings > Configuration > Add Edge appliance or at the install NSX edge time

  • Edge makes sure Edge VMs are on different ESXi hosts.

VMware recommends:

  • Deploy appliances to two different datastores and resource pools.
  • Have a Primary and a Secondary appliance
  • Primary maintains the heartbeat.
  • Leverage vSphere HA to provide better NSX Edge HA



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.