VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2]

Classroom Schedule
Live Online Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
This five-day hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competence in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX® 6.2 environment. In this course, you will be presented with various types of technical problems. You will learn how to identify the problems and solve them through a systematic process. You will also learn about several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools.

Product Alignment
•  VMware NSX 6.2
•  VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ 3.0
•  VMware vRealize® Network Insight™ 3.0

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Establish and apply a structured troubleshooting approach and methodology
•  Troubleshoot VMware NSX infrastructure and component issues
•  Troubleshoot physical and logical networking issues involving switching and routing
•  Troubleshoot advanced edge services
•  Troubleshoot network security issues
•  Use relevant tools to monitor, operate, and troubleshoot VMware NSX deployments

This course prepares you for the following certification:
•  VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV)
Intended Audience:    Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere®
Prerequisites:    •  Understanding of layer 2-3 networking protocols, and switching and routing methodology
•  Understanding of layer 4-7 network services
•  Experience working with vSphere
•  Understanding of the concepts presented in the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course

VCP-NV certification is recommended.
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introduction and course logistics
    • Course objectives
    • Resources and references
    • Learning paths and certifications

  2. Troubleshooting Methodology
    • Develop a structured troubleshooting approach
    • Differentiate between symptoms and root causes
    • Identify and isolate problems residing in various areas
    • Apply an appropriate methodology and procedure to troubleshooting

  3. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure
    • Describe the NSX infrastructure and component communications
    • Discuss common VMware NSX® Controller™ deployment problems
    • Install NSX components for host preparation
    • Troubleshoot host preparation problems
    • Troubleshoot management and control plane synchronization problems
    • Introduce the NSX central CLI

  4. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Switches
    • Describe the VXLAN architecture
    • Create logical switches
    • Troubleshoot the logical switch control plane and the data plane
    • Use the central CLI to troubleshoot logical switch problems

  5. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Routers
    • Describe the NSX logical routing architecture
    • Understand logical routing prerequisites
    • Understand the VMware NSX® Manager™ plug-in for VMware NSX® Edge™
    • Gather logical routing information for operations and troubleshooting
    • Explain the logical routing subsystem
    • Use the CLI to troubleshoot problems related to the controller and the control VM
    • Troubleshoot routing subsystem component failures
    • Use tools such as logs and packet capture to identify and solve routing problems

  6. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Security Services
    • Discuss the NSX distributed firewall components and communication channels
    • Validate and troubleshoot distributed firewall configurations
    • Understand the SpoofGuard and identity firewall functions
    • Discuss distributed firewall thresholds, availability, and operations
    • Discuss Service Composer components and troubleshoot Service Composer problems
    • Explain Guest Introspection architecture, components, and deployment details
    • Discuss third-party integration and automation
    • Understand the distributed firewall monitoring and logging architecture
    • Use the CLI to troubleshoot edge services gateway firewall operations

  7. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Edge Services
    • Identify and troubleshoot NSX Edge high availability models
    • Understand ECMP and handle routing failures
    • Troubleshoot edge services such as DHCP and DNS
    • Troubleshoot various types of VPN services
    • Discuss and troubleshoot common load-balancing problems
    • Use the coredump tool in problem solving

  8. vRealize Operational Tools for NSX Operations Management
    • Discuss NSX operational requirements and tools overview
    • Introduce vRealize Network Insight
    • Introduce vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for VMware NSX