Learn NSX  Day 2 : NSX Deployment Best Practice

This best practice page is more of a list of resources and starting points to collect information from

·         Start with the VMware NSX for VSphere Network Virtualization Design Guide
·
         VMware NSX Brownfield Deployment Guide
·
         Best practices from VMware World (Lostdomain.org) (Cluster Design, NSX Multi-tenancy,NSX Distributed Firewall, NSX Transport Zone & NSX Edge Services)
·         Deploying VMware NSX for vSphere and the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform (A downloadable document with Use Case scenarios)


The key technical feature for me was to

·         Deploy NSX Manager and NSX Controller to a Management Cluster and not the same clusters your other VMs are part of.
·         Use vSphere HA as NSX Manager is a virtual machine

 Lab Deployment guide NSX Lab Design & Deploying NSX Manager vmwarearena.com

 

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. Apologies if any of the detail is incorrect. Hopefully posts under “Learn NSX” help others to start learning about VMware NSX for vSphere.

Learn NSX Day 1 : NSX Requirements

The assumption is you already know what NSX is. These are my study notes and exam prep. If you want an introduction to NSX, try this Alex Hunt introduction to NSX

For my setup the basic requirements are :

·         vSphere environment using vCenter & ESXi (HA, DRS & FT)
·         ESXi Cluster (idealy x2 clusters, 1x Mgmt and 1xService)
·         1x vCenter per NSX Manager
·         Physical network 1600 MTU
·         1 x vDS
·         Prep hosts for NSX (VIBS) – Manually or use Updated Manager
·         Desktop Client (Windows 10) running Chrome or Firefox with flash installed
·         NSX ova required 16GB RAM and 4 CPU. (unsupported 8GB RAM and 2 CPU)

For a quick deploy in a PoC Deploy-and-Configure-VMware-NSX-in-23-minutes (untested, all scripts are at you own risk)

Minimum versions which support NSX

·         vCenter 5.5
·         ESXi 5.1
·         vShield 5.5
·         vCNS 5.5

VMware NSX Configuration Maximums 6.2

 

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

Learn NSX – VMware NSX for vSphere

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Over the following weeks I’ll be posting my study notes on VMware NSX for vSphere

These notes have been created based on :
1) Attending VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals – On site training by VMware
2) NSX SE Customer Labs (NSXv 6.1)- On site training by VMware
3) NSX for vSphere 6.1 Exploration – Lab- On site training by VMware
4) Setting up a PoC NSX lab – Hot Wired IT Solutions facilities
5) VMware® NSX for vSphere (NSX) Network Virtualization  Design Guide
6) VMware Learning Platform – NSX training modules


Topics
:
Day 1 starts  10.10.16 – Each day of notes will be available at 8am (GMT)
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. Apologises if any of the detail is incorrect. Hopefully posts under “Learn NSX” help others to start learning about VMware NSX for vSphere.