NSX for Newbies (The Series)

VMware NSXSDN with VMware NSX-v (for vSphere)

In this page I’m collecting all the articles of the series “NSX for Newbies” .
Starting from the introduction to the core components to the implementation of the solution, you will have a step-by-step guide to follow so that you could easily build your own lab.

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  1. The 2 last links (Part 8 and Part 9) are incorrect, if you could fix them 🙂

  2. Thanks Timo for the heads-up, fixed 🙂

  3. Hey Giuliano,

    I have been trying to set up NSX from quiet a while now but havent been successful.. some insight would be helpful.
    So i have a 10.a.b.x subnet as my external network.
    So my vCenter in on 10.a.b.43
    esx1 on 10.a.b.27
    esx2 on 10.a.b.28
    esx3 on 10.a.b.29
    NSX manager is on 10.a.b.48
    the three controllers on 10.a.b.211 212 and 213
    The VXLAN IPs are 10.a.b.214 215 and 216
    The physical gateway is 10.a.b.252

    we have some subnets with no configuration
    192.168.30.x/25 VLAN 130
    192.168.31.x/25 VLAN 131
    192.168.32.x/25 VLAN 132
    192.168.33.x/25 VLAN 133
    192.168.34.x/25 VLAN 134
    192.168.35.x/25 VLAN 135
    We have a vDS which connects to all 10.a.b.x IPs VLAN 113
    So now I cant get the 192 ips to communicate with 10.a.b.x IPs no matter what i do…
    I have tried all possible configs of Perimeter Gateway Edge and Even Logical Distributed Routers

    Thanks in advance

  4. What a fantastic series. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this.

  5. Could nsx i simulate on the laptop?

  6. I saw this blog series and looks some old, do you have some more new focus on NSX 6.3 release? Or can I use the same approach using your current blog series to install NSX in my lab? I entirely new in NSX space and I asked this fundamental question because some versions have a lot of changes related to installation procedures…

    • Hi Fernando,
      the basic principles still applies on the latest version of NSX (6.4 as of today). However you may find minor differences when configuring interfaces for example. 6.4 has also a new HTML5 GUI. the architecture is still the same.

  7. Guiliano, thank you so much for posting this. It is excellent. After I tried VMware HOL I wanted to go a step further and build my own. I was delighted to find your series – and you write with great humanity too! I hope you get rewarded for providing such great material for fee. I am stuck with installing the VIBs in my lab because it fails without an NSX licence. I have contacted VMware for eval lic. but no answer yet.

  8. Giuliano Bertello, thank you so much for your posts. It’s so great. I’m following and trying to build my home lab but I wonder there is any limit about my CPU: 1xIntel Core i5 9400 6cores 6threads?

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