Our VMware Press NSX Guides are authored and technically reviewed by VMware subject-matter experts and cover networking and security essentials. Below you will find a description of the current books in our library along with a downloadable PDF link.

If you are interested in purchasing a hard copy, you can do so at our online NSX store.


New Release: VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and Security

Learn how VMware Cloud on AWS with NSX networking and security provides a robust cloud/hybrid cloud solution. With VMware Cloud on AWS extending or moving to the cloud is no longer a daunting task. In this book, VMware NSX and VMware Cloud on AWS experts Humair Ahmed, Gilles Chekroun, and Nico Vibert discuss use cases and solutions while also providing a detailed walkthrough of the NSX networking and security capabilities in VMware Cloud on AWS.

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VMware NSX Automation Fundamentals Guide

VMware NSX Automation Fundamentals delivers the roadmap to understanding networking and security automation challenges in today’s data centers.  It explains the fundamental nature of VMware NSX Data Center architecture while detailing integrated solutions for both VMware and third party offerings (such as VMware vRealize Automation, OpenStack, Puppet, Chef, PowerNSX) that assist in creating networking and security components on-demand.

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VMware NSX Network Virtualization Fundamentals

During their digital transformation process, many IT organizations still struggle with traditional networking methods and security approaches. By successfully addressing these challenges in thousands of real-world implementations, VMware NSX Data Center has established itself as the leading network virtualization platform, revolutionizing the way data center networks are designed and operated. In this book, Gustavo Santana examines the specific circumstances that created such challenges and explains how NSX Data Center overcomes them.

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VMware NSX Multi-site Solutions and Cross-vCenter NSX Design: Day 1 Guide

In this Day 1 Guide, the authors walk through multi-site and its traditional challenges, and discuss some of the short-comings of traditional multi-site solutions, compare different multi-site solutions provided by VMware NSX Data Center, discuss the advantages of NSX and how it can be used for different use-cases, and go into detail on Cross-vCenter NSX for multi-site solutions.

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VMware NSX for Disaster Recovery: Day 1 Guide

VMware NSX for Disaster Recovery: Day 1 offers the knowledge and guidance for planning, designing, and implementing a disaster recovery architecture for your software-defined data center. VMware NSX Data Center simplifies the DR planning and testing that is required for a resilient infrastructure and drastically reduces the time it takes to recover from an event. It enables true workload portability between data centers, private clouds, or public clouds. NSX Data Center has helped enterprises recover from natural disasters and outages as well as simplified the mergers and acquisitions of organizations and their networks.

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Building VMware NSX Powered Clouds and Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses

NSX Guides

Building VMware NSX Powered Clouds and Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses details how the NSX Data Center platform will allow you to redesign your data center and build and run private clouds. NSX DC also serves as the integration point between the private and public clouds with offerings such as VMware Cloud on AWS. Shahzad Ali gives readers the tools and techniques required to transform legacy architecture into a software-defined cloud based architecture.

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VMware NSX Micro-segmentation: Day 1 Guide

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VMware NSX Micro-segmentation: Day 1 provides insights and recommendations proven to move an organization from a perimeter-centric security posture to a micro-segmented architecture with enhanced security and visibility. NSX DC enables granular firewalling and security policy enforcement for each workload, independent of network topology and complexity. Wade Holmes explains how to effectively plan, design, and implement a data center security strategy based around micro-segmentation.

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VMware NSX Micro-segmentation: Day 2 Guide

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As a follow-up to Wade’s Day 1 Guide, Geoff Wilmington published this day 2 operations guide. Geoff provides the knowledge needed to begin building scalable methodology and planning for the applications you are going to secure. With step-by-step processes for using tools and products including VMware Log Insight, Application Rule Manager, and vRealize Network Insight, you will be armed with practical information so that planning micro-segmentation for thousands of applications is no longer an overwhelming task.

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Operationalizing VMware NSX

NSX Guides

Operationalizing VMware NSX offers insight into optimizing the ongoing operations of NSX DC. Kevin Lees covers both tactical optimizations – such as tooling for monitoring and troubleshooting, and strategic organization – including team structure, culture, roles, responsibilities, and skillsets. NSX has helped over a thousand organizations improve their software-defined data center by fundamentally changing the way they approach network and security architecture. You will find proven recommendations to enhance the way you organize and operate your environment, unlocking its full potential to provide the flexibility and agility your business requires.

Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX

NSX Guides

PowerNSX is a PowerShell module that abstracts VMware NSX for vSphere API to a set of easily used PowerShell functions. This Guide will teach you what PowerNSX is, as well as the flexibility and control that it brings. It will also provide an overview of PowerNSX architecture and functionality, then cover PowerNSX usage.

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With contributions from fellow Aussies Dale Coghlan and Nick Bradford.

Happy Reading!