This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and covers troubleshooting common installation and configuration issues.

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Troubleshooting NSX installation
Order of operations with a NSX installation is important. If you skip a step or forget to fulfil a prerequisite, you will have issues in completing the installation in peaceful harmony. This page lists some of the most common … Read more


This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and covers the Service Composer, which allows the chaining of (third party) services to virtual machines.

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Service Composer
Some say the Service Composer inside VMware is the most powerful feature of the entire NSX platform, I tend to agree. With the service composer, you can ‘compose’ chains of services … Read more


This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and covers role based access control (RBAC) in the NSX interface.

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Role Based Access Control
The NSX Manager has its own authentication database and permission roles you can assign to users. When installing NSX and linking the NSX Manager to vCenter, the NSX Manager gets access to the vCenter authentication database … Read more


This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and covers managing the different firewall options that NSX has.

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NSX Firewalls
There are several security measures inside the NSX platform. When it comes to firewalls, you have two options; the Edge Services Gateway Firewall or the Distributed Firewall.

The first one can act … Read more


This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and is about the backup and restore possibilities in NSX.

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Backup & Restore in NSX
When a complete NSX virtual network is built with logical switches, distributed routers & firewalls, edge services gateways and all the virtual machine network data, there has gone a lot of time into that configuration. As with physical switches, you’d want to make sure that the implementation … Read more


This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and is about a collection of services on the NSX Edge Services Gateway: DHCP, DNS and NAT.

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DHCP, DNS and NAT services
An edge router/firewall wouldn’t be complete with services like DHCP, DNS and NAT (source and destination), so the NSX Edge Services Gateway has these … Read more


This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and covers the Virtual Private Network connection (VPNs) options inside VMware NSX.

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