VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.2]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, 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 2.2 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 2.2

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 concepts presented in the VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX
Outline:    1  NSX-T Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Review course objectives

2  Overview, Architecture, and Components of NSX-T Data Center
•  Describe NSX-T Data Center™ platform features and advantages
•  List the capabilities of NSX-T Data Center platform
•  Explain the value proposition of NSX-T Data Center
•  Describe NSX-T Data Center Architecture planes
•  Describe NSX-T Data Center and Kubernetes integration features
•  Describe NSX-T Data Center and Pivotal Cloud Foundry integration features
•  Describe NSX-T Data Center and OpenShift integration features
•  Describe NSX Cloud™ use cases
•  Explain NSX Cloud features and capabilities
•  Describe the NSX Cloud components and their roles and responsibilities

3  Deploying NSX-T Data Center
•  Define the NSX-T Data Center deployment preparation
•  Identify the system requirements to deploy NSX-T Data Center
•  Identify ports and protocols
•  Identify and describe the NSX-T Data Center installation checklist
•  Describe the OVF deployment of NSX-T Data Manager
•  Explain how to power on the NSX-T Manager using a Compute Manager (VMware vCenter Server®)
•  Describe the process to check the NSX-T Manager status
•  Explain the methods to reboot the NSX-T Manager

4  User and Role Management
•  Describe role-based Access Control and VMware Identity Manager™
•  Explain the integration of NSX-T with VMware Identity Manager
•  Explain authentication policies
•  Identify the four types of permissions
•  Describe the workflows of logical switching (MP, CCP, DP)
•  Describe the VMware Identity Manager built-in roles
•  Explain VMware Identity Manager Domains and User Attributes

5  Logical Switching Networking Services
•  Explain the need for NSX-T Data Center Logical Switching feature
•  Describe various logical switching terminology
•  List the various types of logical switches available
•  Explain N-VDS implementation in ESXi and KVM
•  Explain the encapsulation protocol GENEVE implementation
•  Explain the Switch Security feature of NSX-T Logical Switching

6  Logical Bridging Networking Services
•  Explain the function and purpose of logical bridging
•  Describe the scenarios for logical bridging

7  Logical Routing Networking Services
•  Explain the function of NSX-T Logical Routing
•  Describe NSX-T multitier routing architectures
•  Explain north-south and east-west routing
•  Differentiate between dynamic and static routing
•  Describe the architecture of NSX-T two-tier routing
•  Explain the benefits of NSX-T two-tier routing for single- and multi-tenancy
•  Describe the form factors of NSX-T Edge nodes
•  Explain the purpose of Equal Cost Multipath routing

8  Operational Services
•  Describe NSX-T Data Center services
•  Describe Source and Destination NAT
•  Describe NSX-T DNS and DHCP services
•  List the HA Modes available in NSX-T
•  Describe the load-balancing service of NSX-T
•  Explain Metadata Proxies

9  Security Services
•  Describe NSX-T microsegmentation
•  Explain microsegmentation use cases
•  Explain microsegmentation design objectives
•  Describe the architecture of NSX-T firewalls
•  Explain the purpose and creation of firewall sections
•  Explain the function of NSX-T SpoofGuard

10  NSX-T Data Center Operations
•  Describe the configuration, routine maintenance, and management of NSX-T
•  Describe the procedure of applying NSX-T authentication certificates
•  Explain the need and process to manage IP addresses
•  Describe the methods for NSX-T logging
•  Explain the types of backups available
•  Explain the various native troubleshooting tools available for NSX-T Data Center