VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage v6.2

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Course Overview

This course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX™. This course covers VMware NSX as a part of the software-defined data center platform, features of VMware NSX, and functionality operating at Layer 2 through Layer 7 of the OSI model

Course Length:  5 days

Audience:  Experienced system administrators that specialize in networking

Prerequisites:  None

What You're Going To Learn


  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe how VMware NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software defined data center
  • Describe the data center prerequisites for VMware NSX deployment
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX components for management and control
  • Describe basic VMware NSX Layer 2 networking Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX distributed router appliances to establish East-West connectivity
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX Edge™ services gateway appliances to establish North-South connectivity
  • Configure VMware NSX Layer 2 bridging Configure and use all main features of the VMware NSX Edge services gateway
  • Configure VMware NSX Edge firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Configure VMware NSX distributed firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Configure Service Composer policies
  • Configure an identity-aware firewall Use activity monitoring to determine whether a security policy is effective
  • Configure VMware NSX Data Security -Use role-based access to control user account privileges
  • Leverage the Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX feature
  • Use VMware NSX monitoring tools
  • Automate VMware NSX with VMware vRealize™ Automation
  • Describe the effect of VMware NSX on the data center


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Course Outline

1 – Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 – Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe VMware vSphere®
  • Describe VMware NSX

3 – Management and Control Plane Components

  • Understand the management, control, and data planes
  • Describe VMware NSX Manager™
  • Describe the VMware NSX Controller™ cluster

4 – Logical Switch Networks

  • Describe Ethernet fundamentals
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
  • Describe switch link aggregation
  • Describe VLAN
  • Describe VXLAN: Logical Switch Networks
  • Describe the VMware NSX Controller replication

5 – VMware NSX Logical Routing

  • Discuss routing protocols
  • Describe the VMware NSX logical router
  • Describe the NSX Edge services gateway

6 – VMware NSX L2 Bridging

  • Understand L2 bridging and use cases
  • Describe Layer 2 software bridging
  • Describe Layer 2 hardware bridging

7 – Edge Gateway Services

  • Describe Network Address Translation
  • Describe load balancing
  • Describe high availability
  • Describe virtual private networking
  • Configure Layer 2 VPN
  • Configure IPsec VPN
  • Configure SSL VPN-Plus

8 – VMware NSX Firewall and Security Services

  • Describe the NSX Edge firewall
  • Describe the VMware NSX distributed firewall
  • Describe VMware NSX Data Security
  • Describe Activity Monitoring
  • Describe Service Composer
  • Describe the identity-aware firewall

9 – Operations and Monitoring Tools

  • Describe the VMware NSX component backup and availability
  • Describe role-based access control
  • Identify the monitoring tools
  • Describe Flow Monitoring

10 – Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX

  • Understand the Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX feature
  • Identify the benefits of the Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX feature
  • Configure the Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX feature
  • Discuss the deployment models for Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX

11 – VMware NSX and vRealize Automation

  • Understand vRealize Automation
  • Understand VMware NSX and vRealize Automation integration
  • Identify the benefits of VMware NSX and vRealize Automation integration
  • Identify vRealize Automation and VMware NSX application deployment topologies

12 – VMware NSX and Physical Data Center Network

  • Understand data center components
  • Understand data center underlay network architectures
  • Discuss data center scalability

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