NSX

Recently I was one of the presenters at the Sacramento VMUG. The topic of the night was Networking and VMware NSX. At the end of my time, I promised a list of web links to VMware NSX resources. Here we go:

VMware Walkthrough for NSX: http://featurewalkthrough.vmware.com/NSX/ – If you are not familiar with the VMware Walkthroughs; this is essentially a guided tour of the products and features.

VMware Hands-on Labs for NSX:
http://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/2014/09/new-vmworld-2014-hands-labs-vmware-nsx-goodness.html – This is an introductory Blog Post that describes each of the new labs from VMworld 2014.

Here are links to the individual labs:
HOL-SDC-1403 – VMware NSX Introduction: http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/1483
HOL-SDC-1425 – VMware NSX Advanced: http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/1485
HOL-SDC-1424 – VMware NSX in the SDDC: http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/1484
HOL-PRT-1462 – Virtualized Data Center Security: VMware NSX and Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Virtual Firewall: http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/1514
HOL-SDC-1420 – Openstack with VMware vSphere and NSX: http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/1478

VMware NSX product page: http://www.vmware.com/products/nsx/

VMware NSX 6 Documentation Center: http://pubs.vmware.com/NSX-6/index.jsp

VMware Support Knowledge Base Trending NSX topics: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2131154

VMware Education: VMware NSX Training and Certification

Pluralsight Video Training: VMware NSX for vSphere Introduction and Installation by Jason Nash

Technical Papers:
VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform Whitepaper: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/products/nsx/VMware-NSX-Network-Virtualization-Platform-WP.pdf
VMware® NSX for vSphere (NSX-V) Network Virtualization Design Guide: https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-27683 – This design guide has recently been updated. Check this link and download the latest version.

VMware NSX YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vmwarensx

VMware NSX on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwarensx

VMware NSX Community: https://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/nsx

Blogs:
VMware’s Network Virtualization Blog: http://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization
Network Heresy: http://networkheresy.com/ – This is the Who’s Who for network virtualization – Check out contributors!
Brad Hedlund: http://bradhedlund.com/category/network-virtualization/
Chris Wahl’s Wahlnetwork blog: http://wahlnetwork.com/tag/nsx/
Hany Michael’s Hypervizor blog: http://www.hypervizor.com/nsx/
DailyHypervisor: http://dailyhypervisor.com/ – Complete SDDC and integration!
Roie9876: http://roie9876.wordpress.com/
NSX Tech: http://nsxtech.net/
Virtualization Warrior: http://www.m80arm.co.uk/
Data Center Notes: http://www.dcnotes.net/

I am certain there are many more blogs/links for NSX. If you have a favorite that I haven’t included, leave a comment and I will add them.