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This chapter defines new terms that are used when we configure data plane components. To prepare ESXi hosts to become NSX-T host transport nodes or create edge transport nodes in the form of virtual machines or bare metal servers, we first need to configure IP pools, uplink profiles, and transport zones. The chapter explains what these components are and how they relate to each other. It also explains the difference between a VDS and an N-VDS.

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Hoogendoorn, I. (2021). The NSX-T Data Plane. In: Getting Started with NSX-T: Logical Routing and Switching . Apress, Berkeley, CA.

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