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Learning VMware NSX by Ranjit Singh Thakurratan

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Downloading and deploying NSX Manager

NSX Manager is an appliance and can be downloaded online from VMware's website. The download is available in an OVA format that can be deployed in your environment. Before discussing the deployment of NSX, let's go over some of the deployment considerations for NSX.

VMware recommends that NSX Manager be deployed on a separate management cluster, which will be separate from the compute cluster where your software-defined networks will be deployed. This decouples the management plane from the compute plane, which is necessary, and allows you to have a higher availability of your management systems. The management cluster will also run the vCenter server, and NSX controllers are deployed in the compute cluster. ...

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