VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V3.0]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
This five-day course provides comprehensive training on considerations and practices to design a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment as part of a software-defined data center strategy. This course prepares the student with the skills to lead the design of NSX-T Data Center offered in the NSX-T Data Center 3.0 release, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The student gains a deeper understanding of NSX-T Data Center architecture and how it can be leveraged to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.

Product Alignment
•  NSX-T Data Center 3.0

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Understand and apply a design framework
•  Apply a design process for gathering requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
•  Analyze existing physical networking and security components, processes, and operations
•  Design a VMware vSphere® virtual data center to support NSX-T Data Center requirements
•  Design a physical network to support network virtualization in a software-defined data center
•  Design logical network services
•  Design logical security services
•  Design a data center rack solution to support scalability and high availability
•  Analyze alternative design choices for risk mitigation
•  Understand the design and support for NSX-T Data Center infrastructure in a multi data center
Intended Audience:    •  Network and security architects and consultants who design the enterprise and data center networks and NSX environments
Prerequisites:    Before taking this course, you should have completed the following course:
•  VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0]

You should also have the understanding or knowledge of these technologies:
•  Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
•  Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including:
   •  Switching and routing technologies (L2-L3)
   •  Network and application delivery services (L4-L7)
   •  Knowledge and working experience with VMware vSphere environments and KVM-based environments

The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (2020) certification is recommended.
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  Basic Design Concepts
•  Describe the principles of design
•  Describe the design process and frameworks
•  Explain VMware Validated Design and its importance

3  NSX-T Data Center Architecture and Components
•  Explain the NSX-T Data Center and Virtual Cloud Network
•  Describe the NSX-T Data Center architecture and use cases
•  List the NSX-T Management cluster design considerations

4  NSX-T Data Center Design Considerations
•  Explain physical infrastructure design considerations
•  Explain virtual infrastructure design considerations
•  List the collapsed management and VMware NSX® Edge™ resources design considerations
•  Explain dedicated management and NSX Edge resources design

5  Logical Switching Design
•  Explain the VMware NSX-T™ logical switching design concepts
•  Describe the traffic flooding concepts

6  NSX-T Data Center Edge Design
•  List NSX Edge VM design considerations
•  Explain NSX Edge BareMetal design considerations
•  Describe NSX Edge cluster design
•  Explain Bridge design considerations

7  Logical Routing Design
•  Explain logical router components
•  Describe multitier routing
•  Explain IPv6 addressing and routing design concepts
•  Multi-compute workload domain design considerations

8  NSX-T Data Center Advanced Routing Design
•  Explain High Availability and Router Placement
•  L3 Multicast design considerations
•  Describe VRF Lite and EVPN

9  NSX-T Data Center Network Design
•  Explain the functionality and considerations of using NAT, Proxy ARP, DHCP, and metadata proxy
•  Describe the load balancer design considerations
•  Explain the VPN design considerations

10  NSX-T Data Center Security Design
•  Explain the Distributed Firewall design concepts
•  Explain the Identity Firewall design concepts
•  Explain the Gateway Firewall design concepts
•  Describe the security policy methodology

11  NSX-T Data Center Federation Design
•  Explain the Federation functionality
•  Explain the design concepts for Federation components
•  Describe the design involved for Federation networking
•  Review Federation design considerations

12  NSX-T Data Center and Containers
•  Understand the integration between NSX-T Data Center and vSphere with VMware Tanzu™
•  Describe how NSX-T Data Center provides networking, load balancing, and security in vSphere for
   VMware Tanzu
•  Describe VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid™ Service
•  Understand Tanzu Kubernetes Grid™ cluster networking and load balancing capabilities