Using the NSX DashboardThe NSX dashboard provides visibility to the overall health of NSX components in one central view. NSX dashboard simplifies troubleshooting by displaying status of different NSX components such as NSX Manager, controllers, logical switches, host preparation, service deployment, backup as well as edge notifications. Check Communication Channel HealthNSX checks on the status of communication between NSX Manager and firewall agent, NSX Manager and control plane agent, and control plane agent and controllers. NSX ControllerYou can manage NSX Controller instances. Change VXLAN PortYou can change the port used for VXLAN traffic. Customer Experience Improvement ProgramNSX participates in VMware’s Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). About NSX LogsYou can configure the syslog server and view technical support logs for each NSX component. Management plane logs are available through NSX Manager and data plane logs are available through vCenter Server. Hence, it is recommended that you specify the same syslog server for the NSX component and vCenter Server in order to get a complete picture when viewing logs on the syslog server. Audit LogsAudit logs for operations tracked by a ticket includes the ticket ID. With the NSX ticket logger feature, you can track the changes you make with a ticket ID. System EventsSystem events are events that are related to NSX operations. They are raised to detail every operational event. Events might relate to basic operation (Informational) or to a critical error (Critical). Management System SettingsYou can edit the vCenter Server, DNS and NTP server, and Lookup server that you specified during initial login. NSX Manager requires communication with your vCenter Server and services such as DNS and NTP to provide details on your VMware Infrastructure inventory. NSX Backup and RestoreProper backup of all NSX components is crucial to restore the system to its working state in the event of a failure. Flow MonitoringFlow monitoring is a traffic analysis tool that provides a detailed view of the traffic to and from protected virtual machines. When flow monitoring is enabled, its output defines which machines are exchanging data and over which application. This data includes the number of sessions and packets transmitted per session. Session details include sources, destinations, applications, and ports being used. Session details can be used to create firewall to allow or block rules. Application Rule ManagerThe Application Rule Manager tool simplifies the process of microsegmenting an application by creating security groups and firewall rules for existing applications. Activity MonitoringActivity monitoring provides visibility into the applications that are in use on the Windows desktop virtual machines that are managed by vCenter. This visibility helps ensure that security policies at your organization are being enforced correctly. Endpoint Monitoring Data CollectionEndpoint monitoring enables users to map specific processes inside the guest OS to the network connections the processes are using. TraceflowTraceflow is a troubleshooting tool that provides the ability to inject a packet and observe where that packet is seen as it passes through the physical and logical network. The observations allow you to determine information about the network, such as identifying a node that is down or a firewall rule that is preventing a packet from being received by its destination.