Dell and VMware have partnered to provide a solution for the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) using VMware NSX network virtualization technology running on top of reliable Dell servers,…
Principal Engineer Bruce Davie talks with David Davies of Actual/Tech Media to white board out network virtualization.
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VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere: 04 Configuring a Logical Switch.
VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere: 03 Preparing Hosts and Configuring Unicast VXLAN.
VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere – 01 Deploying the NSX vAppliance.
VMware NSX 6.0 for vSphere: 02 Deploying the NSX Controllers.
This is a step by step install & configuration guide along with screenshots of relevant steps for VMware NSX vSphere, release 6.0.x
Author: Dimitri Desmidt with editing by Arley Lewis
This document provides step-by-step examples that demonstrate how to set up the following network services in NSX for vSphere:
- Logical Switches
- Logical Distributed Routers
- Distributed Firewalls
- Logical Load Balancers (Edge)
- Logical Centralized Routers (Edge)
■ with Dynamic Routing
■ with many-to-one NAT
At the end, you’ll have the following logical network deployed in your lab:
L2 bridging, VPN, and service composer are not covered in this document. Likewise, integrations with third party vendors, such as Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and F5, are not covered here.
Installation of NSX for vSphere
This section guides you through the step-by-step installation, configuration and validation of a new NSX for vSphere (“NSX-v”) deployment.
Prior to installing NSX for vSphere, you must deploy:
- vCenter 5.5 with:
- one or more Compute clusters
- Management and Edge cluster
- two or more ESXi 5.5 in each cluster
Each ESXi host has the following characteristics:
- Server hardware is listed on the VMware HCL for vSphere 5.5
- 2x Quad Core x86_64 compatible CPUs with a speed of 2Ghz or greater, plus hardware-assisted virtualization support (total of 8 physical cores)
- 32GB of RAM or greater
- 2x Physical NICs
- Either 5GB of Local Disk/Dedicated boot from SAN LUN or supported ESXi embedded device (USB/SD). Local Disk is not required if vSphere Auto Deploy is used.