Tanzu Academy by VMware
Deploy and Configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer
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This lesson provides a demonstration on how to deploy and configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer as part of the TKO Reference Architecture.

NSX Advanced Load Balancer (ALB) is an enterprise-grade integrated load balancer that provides L4- L7 load balancer support. NSX ALB is deployed in Write Access Mode in the vSphere Environment backed by NSX-T. This mode grants NSX ALB controllers full write access to the vCenter or NSX which helps in automatically creating, modifying, and removing service engines (SEs) and other resources as needed to adapt to changing traffic needs. For a production-grade deployment, it is recommended to deploy 3 instances of the NSX Advanced Load Balancer controller for high availability and resiliency.

As part of this lesson the following steps are performed. You can navigate directly to any of these steps by using the chapter markers in the video. Clicking on the steps below will take you directly to the instructions for that step in the TKO Reference Architecture deployment guide:

  1. Deploy NSX ALB Controller from vSphere Content Library
  2. Initial NSX ALB configuration
  3. NTP configuration
  4. Configure NSX ALB License
  5. Certificate Management
  6. Create NSX-T and vCenter credentials
  7. Create new NSX-T Cloud
  8. Create Service Engine groups
  9. Configure Network
  10. Create DNS and IPAM Profiles
  11. Associate DNS and IPAM Profiles with NSX-T Cloud

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