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  • Course Objective
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
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This extended-hours intensive five-day course lets you focuses on configuring and troubleshooting a VMware NSX® deployment. In this course NSX is presented as a part of the software-defined data center. This course lets you learn how to use logical switching in NSX to virtualize your switching environment and how to use firewall configurations, gateway services, and security services to help secure and optimize your NSX environment. Along with this, you will be presented with numerous kinds of of technical issues that you will find out how to identify and solve through a systematic process. You may even be introduced to many management, operational, and troubleshooting tools.

By the end of the course, you must be able to meet the subsequent objectives:.

  • Define the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Effectively configure and deploy NSX components for management and control
  • Define basic NSX layer 2 networking
  • Effectively configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
  • Successfully configure and deploy NSX distributed router appliances to build east-west connectivity
  • Successfully Configure and use all main features of the VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway
  • Successfully construct NSX Edge firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Effectively configure NSX distributed firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Effectively configure Service Composer policies
  • Effectively configure an identity-aware firewall
  • Define NSX data security
  • Establish and apply a structured approach and methodology for troubleshooting
  • Efficiently Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to NSX logical switching, logical routing, and NSX Edge services
  • Efficiently Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot network security problems related to the NSX distributed firewall and the NSX Edge firewall



This course prepares you for the subsequent certifications:

• VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV)
• VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV Deploy)

  • Experienced system or network administrators

This course needs that you simply have completed the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course, the Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX, or that you have the subsequent skills and knowledge on:

• Understanding of enterprise switching and routing
• Awareness on TCP/IP services
• Expertise with firewalls and firewall rule sets

1.  Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
• Identify additional resources

2.  Introduction to vSphere Networking

• Describe vSphere networking components
• Describe vSphere standard switches
• Describe vSphere distributed switches

3.  Introduction to NSX

• Describe the benefits of NSX
• Identify NSX key use cases

4.  NSX Architecture

• Describe the NSX architecture
• Describe the cloud management, management, control, and data planes of NSX
• Identify the component interactions
• Describe the NSX Controller cluster and its functions
• Explain the NSX Controller workload distribution

5.  NSX Infrastructure Preparation

• Explain the steps required for an NSX installation
• Describe what is involved in planning an NSX deployment
• Describe the NSX Controller cluster and deployment
• Describe NSX Controller cluster high availability and load distribution
• Explain how to deploy and configure the NSX Controller cluster
• Explain the workflow involved in host preparation

6.  NSX Logical Switch Networks

• Explain transport zones, VXLANs, and VXLAN tunnel endpoints (VTEPs)
• Describe the procedure of preparing the infrastructure for virtual networking
• Describe the configuration of vSphere distributed switches for VXLAN
• Identify the components involved in NSX logical switching
• Define VLANs for VXLAN

7.  NSX Logical Routing

• Explain the east-west and north-south routing concepts
• Define the NSX distributed logical router
• Explain the logical router, interfaces, and interface addresses
• Describe the management plane and control plane interaction
• Describe logical router deployment models and two-tier routing for east-west traffic
• Explain the common topologies of an NSX Edge services gateway

8.  Advanced NSX Logical Routing

• Describe how routers connect remote networks
• Explain route redistribution methods
• Describe less-than-or-equal (LE) and greater-than-or-equal (GE) configurations
• Describe routing event notification enhancements
• Configure equal-cost multipath (ECMP) routing
• Describe high availability for NSX Edge service gateways

9.  NSX L2 Bridging

• Explain L2 bridging use cases
• Describe software and hardware L2 bridging between VXLAN and VLANs
• Discuss L2 bridging packet flows

10.  NSX Edge Services

• Describe the NSX Edge services
• Explain how network address translation (NAT) works
• Describe source NAT and destination NAT
• Explain NAT64
• Explain the function of load balancing
• Explain the one-armed and inline load-balancing architectures
• Explain the DHCP and DNS services of NSX Edge

11.  NSX Edge VPN Services

• Describe the NSX Edge VPN services
• Describe the VPN use cases
• Configure an L2 VPN on an NSX Edge device
• Configure an NSX Edge device for IPsec VPN services
• Explain NSX Edge SSL VPN-Plus services
• Configure NSX Edge SSL VPN-Plus server settings

12.  NSX Security Services

• Describe the policy enforcement of the distributed firewall
• Describe virtualization context-awareness
• Explain custom network and security containers
• Describe the architecture of an NSX Edge firewall
• Explain DHCP snooping
• Explain ARP snooping

13.  NSX Advanced Security Services

• Describe NSX SpoofGuard
• Identify how tags enable dynamic security service chains
• Explain Service Composer groups, policies, tags
• Describe the Identity Firewall architecture
• Explain Application Rule Manager
• Explain how to create a monitoring session

14.  NSX Introspection Services

• Describe the types of introspection services
• Describe the installation and configuration of Guest Introspection and Network Introspection
• Summarize Guest Introspection and Network Introspection alarms, events, and audit messages

15.  Cross-vCenter NSX

• Describe cross-vCenter NSX features and use cases
• Identify NSX Manager roles and NSX Controller cluster placement
• Deploy universal logical networks
• Explain the design considerations for cross-vCenter NSX

16.  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

17.  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 vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX in troubleshooting and operations

18.  Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure

• Explain the NSX infrastructure and component communications
• Troubleshoot NSX Manager and the management plane
• Troubleshoot NSX Controller and the control plane
• Troubleshoot problems in host preparation

19.  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 L2 configuration errors
• Use the GUI, the CLI, packet capture, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical switching problems

20.  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 various logical routing problems

21.  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

22.  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
• Verify Guest Introspection deployment configuration and functions, and troubleshoot common problems


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  • If I have a VCA level certification, do I still have to take the required course for the VCP level ?
  • How do I redeem VMware Training and Consulting Credits?
  • What are the class room timings?
  • How does a live-online class differ from a standard classroom delivery?
  • When and where can I write exam? What is validity of exam voucher?
  • Who would be the trainer?
  • What do I get as part of training and is the training practical?
  • How do I pay?
  • What are your cancellation & refund policy?

Yes. VCA certification does not count towards the VCP requirements. You will still need to complete a qualifying course and pass the relevant exam(s).

VMware Consulting and Training Credits are pre-paid services dollars which can be redeemed for any combination of VMware packaged consulting, custom consulting or training. Credits provide customers with the flexibility to allocate budget for services and use the services when needed. To redeem credits for education classes, follow the standard registration process. When the payment question comes up, select pay with PSO credits. More information will be provided by contacting our representative.

Class timings are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm(IST)

Our live online classes are conducted in the same manner as our classroom classes, using the same manuals and lab equipment. Just as in our classroom classes, each online student is assigned a set of remote lab equipment including an ESXi host and various pre-configured Virtual machines, as the specific class they are attending requires. The students connect to the lab environment using Microsoft’s Remote Display Protocol (RDP) in order to perform the lab exercises. The vast majority of our online students find the class experience equivalent to or better than a classroom delivered class.

Exams can be taken in any PearsonVUE centres in India. Validity is 1 year from date of purchase.

All our trainers are VMware Certified Instructors. Our representatives will share the trainer profile once you start interacting with them.

Class will be 50:50 mixture of theory and practical. You will get class id, labs soft copy of courseware and participation certificate from VMware.

We accept all modes of payment. If you are being nominated by your organization, your organization need to release PO before the course start date. If you are an individual you can pay through credit / debit cards, online transfer (RTGS/NEFT) to our account 7 days prior to the course start date

  • In a highly unlikely event of cancellation of batch from our end, we shall refund 100% that is paid by you. If client choose to cancel for any reasons, below is the terms
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration 5 or more calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – No cancellation charges
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration less than 5 calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – cancellation charges 100% of the course fee
  • If you do not show up for the event, or cancel on the day of the event - cancellation charges 100% of the course fee

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