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VMware NSX Network Essentials by Sreejith.C

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Controller requirements

Now that we are clear about manager deployment and design decisions, let's discuss controller requirements. NSX Controllers are also deployed as virtual appliances with default compute resources per controllers. Since we have already registered NSX Manager with virtual center and ensured that we have ports and protocols opened, let me re-emphasize once again why controllers are required:

  • VXLAN unicast and hybrid mode replication
  • Distributed logical routing

Since NSX Controllers are virtual machines with control plane intelligence, from a network requirement perspective, they need to have an IP address. However, we don't stick with the traditional method of manual or DHCP discovery processes for IP assignments. Prior to controller ...

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