VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.x]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
This five-day course provides comprehensive training on how to administer a VMware NSX-T™ environment. This course covers key VMware NSX® features and functionality offered in the NSX-T 2.0 release operating across layer 2 through layer 7 of the OSI model.

Access to a software-defined data center environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course.

Product Alignment
•  NSX-T 2.0

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Understand NSX-T key features and functionality
•  Understand NSX-T architecture and component subsystems
•  Identify the differences between NSX-T and the NSX-V and VMware NSX® Multi-Hypervisor™ platforms
•  Deploy and configure overlay layer 2 networks
•  Understand logical routing implementation and architecture enhancements
•  Understand distributed firewall implementation and policy rules
•  Gather relevant information from the NSX platform during troubleshooting scenarios
Intended Audience:    •  Experienced system or network administrators
Prerequisites:    •  Understanding of enterprise switching and routing
•  Knowledge of TCP/IP services
•  Experience with firewalls and firewall rule sets
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course
•  Understanding of the concepts presented in the VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX

  1. NSX-T Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Review course objectives

  2. Architecture and Components

    • Describe the architecture of NSX-T
    • Identify the key components of NSX-T architecture
    • Explain the role of each component
    • Describe how the component subsystems interact

  3. Installation and Upgrade

    • Install NSX-T
    • Configure NSX-T components
    • Identify upgrade paths
    • Describe the UI

  4. Logical Switching

    • Explain logical switching terminology
    • Describe NSX host switching
    • Explain transport zones and logical switch wiring
    • Explain the concepts of MAC learning, Geneve overlay technology, IP discovery, and management (MP, CCP, DP)
    • Describe the workflows of logical switching (MP, CCP, DP)
    • Describe how BUM traffic is handled
    • Explain logical switching packet walks
    • Fetch important log files from the appropriate log locations

  5. Logical Routing

    • Describe logical routing in NSX-T inclusive of its taxonomy, types, and components
    • Explain how wiring of logical routers works
    • Describe deployment architectures
    • Demonstrate an understanding of edge nodes and edge clusters
    • Describe logical routing topologies
    • Differentiate between NSX-T and NSX-V
    • Locate important log files

  6. Advanced Logical Routing

    • Describe and deploy single- or two-tier routing models with tenant and provider services
    • Identify layer 3 packet flow in an NSX-T environment under various scenarios
    • Explain high availability for logical router components (active-active and active-passive)
    • List NAT types and NAT packet flows

  7. NSX Security and Distributed Firewall

    • Describe the features and capabilities of the distributed firewall
    • Explain firewall architecture
    • Explain firewall rules and groupings
    • Describe the flow of rule provisioning and troubleshoot it
    • Switch security profiles

  8. Operations, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting

    • Check port connectivity between VMs
    • Check the flow of packets and mirror them
    • Capture packets and check their statistics
    • Configure the Syslog server and collect NSX-T logs
    • Back up and restore NSX-T service