NSX-T Tier-1 Gateways, Failure Domains, Standby Relocation, and Pre-emption.
If you're starting out with NSX-T and want to understand the inner workings of logical routing constructs then this book is for you. The detailed packet walks with step-by-step instructions on discovering and validating forwarding decisions made within the virtual network fabric are an excellent way for someone to get familiar with what happens under the hood with NSX-T Logical Routing. The book briefly touches on NSX-T Federation as it was a relatively new feature set introduced when this book was released, hoping the author releases another edition at some point to cover the Federation Control Plane and Routing constructs. Whilst it is possible to obtain the same information that this book contains by scouring the internet for blog posts and by other means, the hard work has been done for you in consolidating all of that information into a single book for easy consumption. It is for this reason that I would recommend purchasing this for anyone who would like a handy reference for operating your NSX-T environment.
This book is perfect. I'm a VMware NSX technical architect, and my life is spent designing, deploying, and perform knowledge transfer sessions with customers and clients throughout EMEA. This is a book I recommend to all customers who are both new to NSX-T and to those who are looking to brush up their logical routing knowledge. This book is an easy read too and allows you to quickly jump to a section/topic which might be causing issues, or if you just need to revisit a specific area of NSX. Shank has created a perfect example of how knowledge can be easily imparted; the diagrams within also help to visualise the topics being discussed. Well done, Shank. You've created a bookshelf-must for all NSX engineers, consultants and architects. Looking forward to the next one! :)