It’s been over 6 months since I last had NSX working in my home lab, and with a rebuild I decided it was time to wrap up Part 2 of my NSX in a home lab blog post.

In Part 1 of my Deploying NSX series, we covered the prep of NSX in the environment, including deploying the NSX Manager appliance, deploying NSX Controllers and vSphere host preparation. In this part of the series, we’ll cover the creation of Logical Switches and our NSX Edge, which consist of our Edge Services Gateway (Providing DHCP, Firewall, VPN, NAT, Routing and Load Balancing capabilities). Part 3 will cover the deployment of the Logical Router, which provides our routing and bridging for the existing networks, as well as configuring routing to get traffic into and out of our new NSX environment.

So let’s dive right in…