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Learning VMware NSX by Ranjit Singh Thakurratan

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Deploying the control plane

The control plane consists of the controller nodes that eliminate the need for multicast support from the physical network infrastructure to manage VXLAN-based logical switches. A minimum of three controller virtual machines are required for high availability.

To deploy controller nodes, go to Networking & Security | Installation, and under the Management tab, click on the + symbol in the NSX Controller nodes section.

Note

In this lab environment, we will be only deploying one controller node. VMware recommends that you add three controllers for scale and redundancy. Controller cluster virtual machines employ a slicing mechanism, meaning all of them are active at any given time. If a controller virtual machine fails, the ...

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