Learn NSX Day 1 : NSX Requirements

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.

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