My list for useful links for VMware NSX studying

Recently, I had the chance to get a new VMware certification: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization. During the study, I made a list of useful links and references – a list that I want to share in this post. Certainly, the subject is continuously evolving so the list will become outdated shortly, but even so, it can be a starting point. The list is as is for the end of 2015, no updates will be added. The list is presented with no particular order.

  1. VMware NSX for vSphere (NSX-V) Network Virtualization Design Guide (pdf, 93 pag.) (link)
  2. VCP Network Virtualization – Exam Blue Print (pdf, 25 pag.)
  3. VMware NSX Install. Configure, Manage [6.0] – student guide (pdf, 480 pag.)
  4. VMware NSX Install. Configure, Manage [6.0] – lab manual (pdf, 226 pag.)
  5. vmware.com – microsegmentation using NSX distributed firewall (pdf, 30 pag.)
  6. vmware.com – NSX for vSphere, getting started guide (pdf, 43 pag.)
  7. blog.bertello.org – NSX for Newbies – Part 1-10 (link)
  8. routetocloud.com – NSX Distributed Logical Router Deep Dive (link)
  9. routetocloud.com – NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive (link)
  10. HOL-SDC-1403   VMware NSX Introduction (link)
  11. HOL-SDC-1425   VMware NSX Advanced (link)
  12. featurewalkthrough.vmware.com  – NSX – (link)
  13. buildVirtual – VCP-NV Objectives Study Guide (link)
  14. YAVB – Rich Dowling  – VCP-NV (link)
  15. Ivan Pepelnjak – Overlay Virtual Networks in SDN (pdf, 278 pag.)
  16. HOL-PRT-1462   Palo Alto Networks – Virtualized Data Center Security (link)
  17. HOL-SDC-1415   IT Outcomes – Security Controls Native to Infrastructure (link)
  18. HOL-SDC-1420   OpenStack with VMware vSphere and NSX (link)
  19. HOL-SDC-1424   VMware NSX and the vRealize Suite (link)
  20. HOL-SDC-1412   IT Outcomes – Data Center Virtualization and Standardization (link)
  21. HOL-SDC-1319  VMware NSX … (link)
  22. packetmischief – DCI: THE NEED FOR STRETCHED LAYER 2 (link)
  23. packetmischief – Five Functional Facts about VXLAN (link)
  24. packetmischief – WHY IS THERE A “WRONG WAY” TO INTERCONNECT DATACENTERS? (link)
  25. packetmischief – DCI SERIES: OVERLAY TRANSPORT VIRTUALIZATION (link) // offtop
  26. packetmischief – FIVE FUNCTIONAL FACTS ABOUT OTV (link) // offtop
  27. telecomoccasionally – NSX for vSphere: Understanding Transport Zone scoping (link)
  28. VMware NSX Use Case – Simplifying Disaster Recovery – Part 1 (link)
  29. VMware NSX Use Case – Simplifying Disaster Recovery – Part 2 (link)
  30. Considerations for Management Interface of Distributed Logical Router Control VM (2122060)
  31. blog.ipspace.net – Does uRPF Make Sense in Internet Service Provider Networks? (link)
  32. NSX 6.2 admin guide – Add a Logical (Distributed) Router (link)
  33. blogs.vmware.com – Getting Started with VMware NSX Part I – Building Virtual Networks (link)
  34. blogs.vmware.com – Getting Started with VMware NSX Part II – Building Virtual Networks (link)
  35. NSX Compendium- VMware NSX for vSphere (link)
  36. Сетевые оверлейные технологии для ЦОД. Часть 1 (link)
  37. Сетевые оверлейные технологии для ЦОД. Часть 2 (link)
  38. Сетевые оверлейные технологии для ЦОД. Часть 3 (link)
  39. bradhedlund.com- Going Over the Edge with your VMware NSX and Cisco Nexus (link)
  40. bradhedlund.com- The vSwitch ILLUSION and DMZ virtualization (link) // offtop
  41. bradhedlund.com- Distributed virtual and physical routing in VMware NSX for vSphere (link)
  42. bradhedlund.com- On choosing VMware NSX or Cisco AICI (link)
  43. bradhedlund.com- What is Network Virtualization? (link)
  44. bradhedlund.com- What is a Distributed Firewall? (link)
  45. bradhedlund.com- An introduction to Zero Trust virtualization-centric security (link)
  46. blog.ipspace.net – ROUTING PROTOCOLS ON NSX EDGE SERVICES ROUTER (link)
  47. blog.ipspace.net – HYPER-V NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION (HNV/NVGRE): SIMPLY AMAZING  (link)
  48. VMworld 2014: SEC1746 – NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive (link)
  49. telecomoccasionally – Distributed Firewall (DFW) in NSX for vSphere, and “Applied To:” (link)
  50. telecomoccasionally – NSX for vSphere: VXLAN Control Plane modes explained (link)
  51. networkinferno.net – Validating Distributed Firewall rulesets in NSX (link)
  52. networkinferno.net – Implementing a  Zero Trust Security Architecture (link)
  53. Manage and report on a Distributed Firewall using NSX Manager and ESXi CLI commands (link)
  54. blog.ipspace.net – INTERFACING OVERLAY VIRTUAL NETWORKS WITH MPLS/VPN WAN (link)
  55. blogs.vmware.com – VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Direct Connect Primer (link)
  56. habr – Сети для самых маленьких. Часть восьмая. BGP и IP SLA (link)
  57. VMware NSX, Convergence, and Reforming Operational Visibility for the SDDC (link)
  58. Tom Fojta's Blog  – vCloud Director with NSX: Edge Cluster (link)
  59. VMware.com – vCloud Architecture Toolkit – vCAT-SP (link)
  60. blogs.technet.com – Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) with Windows Server 2012 R2 (link)
  61. blogs.technet.com – Multi-tenant Site-to-Site (S2S) VPN GW  with Windows Server 2012 R2 (link)
  62. NSX Use Case Diagrams (link)
  63. VMware vRealize Automation with NSX (link)
  64. Architecture Design: vSphere with IPv6 (link)
  65. Network Virtualization (NSX) and vSphere Data Protection Interop (link)
  66. VMware NSX Installation Part 5 – Checking NSX Controller Status (link)
  67. routetocloud.com – Troubleshooting NSX-V Controller (link)
  68. routedocloud.com – NSX Load Balancing (link)
  69. routedocloud.com – NSX-V Edge NAT (link)
  70. blogs.vmware.com – Useful VXLAN commands in ESXCLI 5.1 (link)
  71. blogs.vmware.com – Understanding and troubleshooting NSX for vSphere 6.x DFW (link
  72. SR-IOV support status FAQ (2038739) (link)
  73. NSX vSphere troubleshooting (link)
  74. LAG vs. LBT for vSwitch Uplinks in vSphere  (link)
  75. vSphere Distributed Switch Part 14 – Configuring dvPortGroup General Settings (link)
  76. IPv6 in vSphere 6 (link)
  77. blog.ine.com – The Inside and Outside of NAT (link)
  78. NSX Useful numbers – VCP-NV Study (link)
  79. Deploying, Troubleshooting, and Monitoring VMware NSX Distributed Firewall (link)
  80. HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT USING NET-VDR COMMAND (link)
  81. Proxy ARP & ICMP Redirect in vShield Edge NIC – Explained (link)
  82. How to install and configure VMware NSX 6.1.2 SSL VPN-Plus Step by Step (link)

Following the subject, next I will post some info about my NSX lab environment.