VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.2]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, Self-Paced, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX®. This course addresses NSX as a part of the software-defined data center, implementation use cases and features of NSX, and functionality operating at layer 2 through layer 7 of the OSI model.
Data center network architectures are examined to demonstrate how NSX intersects with and virtualizes functions of a Cisco-based infrastructure in spine-leaf and traditional core-aggregate-access architectures. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support your understanding of NSX features, functionality, and ongoing management and control.

Product Alignment
•  NSX 6.2
•  VMware vSphere® 6

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the software-defined data center
•  Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data center
•  Describe features and benefits of NSX network virtualization
•  Identify prerequisites for NSX
•  Configure and deploy NSX management, control, and data plane components
•  Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
•  Describe advanced networking products and features that are relevant to NSX
•  Configure and deploy the NSX distributed router to optimize east-west data center traffic flows
•  Configure and deploy VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway appliances
•  Explore advanced routing designs that optimize north-south traffic flows
•  Configure and use NSX virtual private networks
•  Configure and use logical load balancing
•  Configure NSX Edge firewall and distributed firewall policy rules
•  Configure Service Composer security groups and policies
•  Use role-based access to control user account privileges
•  Use activity monitoring to validate and create security policies
•  Design an NSX solution that considers rack design and advanced networking capabilities

This course prepares you for the following certification:
•  VCP6-NV
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators who specialize in networking
Prerequisites:    •  System administration experience with Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification
•  A solid background in a Cisco-based infrastructure or physical networking infrastructure

  1. Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

  2. Evolution of the Software-Defined Data Center

    • Evolution of the software-defined data center
    • Introduction to vSphere
    • Introduction to network virtualization
    • vSphere networking

  3. Management and Control Components

    • VMware NSX® Manager™
    • VMware NSX® Controller™ clusters

  4. Integrating vSphere and Physical Networking

    • Virtual and physical network integration
    • NSX preparation

  5. NSX Logical Networking and VXLAN

    • VXLAN overview and NSX switching
    • NSX replication modes and frame walk

  6. NSX Logical Routing

    • IP routing fundamentals
    • Overview of routing protocols
    • Distributed logical router
    • Edge gateway routing

  7. NSX Layer 2 Bridging

    • NSX software bridging
    • Distributed logical router and bridging
    • Bridging packet flow
    • Bridging use case and examples
    • Hardware bridging

  8. Additional Edge Gateway Services

    • Network address translation
    • Network load balancing
    • Virtual private networking
    • Edge services gateway high availability

  9. NSX Firewall and Security Services

    • NSX security overview
    • NSX Edge firewall
    • NSX distributed firewall
    • NSX identity-based firewall
    • Service Composer
    • Data security and activity monitoring
    • NSX data security

  10. NSX Operations and Monitoring Tools

    • Backup and availability
    • Role-based access control
    • Monitoring tools
    • Flow monitoring

  11. Multi-vCenter NSX

    • Introduction to multi-vCenter NSX
    • Multi-vCenter NSX deployment models

  12. VMware NSX and Design

    • NSX designs: infrastructure
    • NSX designs: advanced network protocols