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VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.4]

Summary:  
Classroom Schedule
Live Online Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
Overview:
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® 6.4 environment. In this course, you are introduced to several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools. You will be presented with various types of technical problems, which you will identify, analyze, and solve through a systematic process.

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link:  VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.4] - On Demand.

Product Alignment
•  NSX 6.4
•  VMware vRealize® Network Insight™ 3.6
•  VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ 4.5

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
•  Explain the native NSX tools, VMware vRealize® Suite tools, and partner tools that are useful for
   monitoring, troubleshooting, and operations
•  Explain the NSX infrastructure components and the communications between them
•  Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to the NSX management, control, and data planes
•  Identify, analyze and troubleshoot problems related to NSX logical switching, logical routing, and
   VMware
   NSX® Edge™ services
•  Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot network security problems related to the NSX distributed firewall and
   the NSX Edge firewall

Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:
•  VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV Deploy)
 
Intended Audience:    Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere® 6.x
 
Prerequisites:    •  Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including:
     o   Switching and routing technologies (L2-3)
     o   Network and application delivery services (L4-7)
•  Knowledge and working experience of vSphere
•  Knowledge and working experience of NSX installation, configuration, management, and operations

Before taking this course, you ought to take either the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course.

The VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) certification is recommended.
 
Outline:    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  NSX Troubleshooting and Operational Tools
•  Discuss NSX operational requirements
•  Use the native NSX tools (such as the central CLI, the NSX dashboard, and Application Rule Manager) to
   solve various types of problems
•  Use vRealize Network Insight to identify and analyze problems
•  Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Content Pack for NSX in troubleshooting and operations

4  Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure
•  Explain the NSX infrastructure and component communications
•  Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Manager™ and the management plane
•  Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Controller™ and the control plane
•  Troubleshoot problems in host preparation

5  Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Switches
•  Explain VXLAN and logical switching components
•  Verify the VXLAN and logical switch configuration and status
•  Identify and troubleshoot common layer 2 configuration errors
•  Use the GUI, the CLI, packet capture, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical switching problems

6  Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Routers
•  Describe the NSX logical routing architecture
•  Explain routing components, functions, and communications
•  Verify logical router configuration settings
•  Use packet capture on routers and perform packet walk
•  Use the GUI, the CLI, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical routing problems

7  Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Edge Services
•  Verify edge services (such as DHCP and DNS) configuration settings and operational status
•  Troubleshoot various types of VPN services (SSL VPN-Plus, L2 VPN, and IPsec VPN)
•  Verify the configuration and status of logical load balancers
•  Troubleshoot common load-balancing and high availability scenarios

8  Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Security Services
•  Discuss the NSX distributed firewall architecture, components, communication channels, and features
•  Use the CLI and other tools to troubleshoot the configuration and operations of the NSX distributed firewall
   and the NSX Edge firewall
•  Explain and troubleshoot the Service Composer components and architecture
•  Troubleshoot common problems related to Identity Firewall
•  Examine Guest Introspection architecture, components, services, and operations
•  Verify Guest Introspection deployment configuration and functions, and troubleshoot common problems