In this post I will cover objective 2.3 of the VCAP-NV Deploy exam and will discuss about following topics:
- Deploy the appropriate NSX Edge (ESG/DLR) device according to a deployment plan
- Configure centralised and distributed routing
- Configure default gateway parameters
- Configure static routes
- Select and configure appropriate dynamic routing protocol according to a deployment plan:
Lets begin by taking each objective one at a time .
Deploy the appropriate NSX Edge (ESG/DLR) device according to a deployment plan
Method of deploying the Edge Services Gateway (ESG) and Distributed Logical Router (DLR) is same. Infact both are NSX edges only, but difference lies in the functionality offered by ESG and DLR.
DLR optimizes East-West traffic in datacenter i.e traffic between the VM’s whereas ESG optimizes North-South traffic i.e traffic going out of datacenter.