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VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage (V2.4)

This fast-paced five-day course provides extensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment. This course lets you know key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical routers, logical segments, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and so on.

  • Course Objective
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

 

  • Explain VMware Virtual Cloud Network and the NSX-T Data Center architecture
  • Explain NSX-T Data Center components and main functions
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center key features and benefits
  • Successfully deploy and configure NSX-T Data Center infrastructure
  • Successfully Configure layer 2 logical segmenting and bridging
  • Describe tiered routing architecture and configure logical routers
  • Effectively Configure advanced services such as VPN and load balancing
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center security model with micro-segmentation
  • Successfully Configure distributed and edge firewall to protect east-west and north-south traffic
  • Demonstrate advanced security enforcement with partner service insertion
  • Collect relevant information and execute basic troubleshooting
  • Experienced system administrators
  • Network administrators
  • Knowledge on TCP/IP services
  • Practical experience of enterprise switching and routing
  • Knowledge on network security and working experience with firewalls
  • Good understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:
    • VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
    • VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX
    •  VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals
1 NSX-T Data Center Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Overview of modules and course objectives

2 VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX-T Data Center Overview
• Introduce VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network vision
• Describe VMware NSX-T Data Center portfolio
• Describe NSX-T Data Center value proposition and use cases
• Introduce Software-Defined Networking and VMware vSphere®
• Describe NSX-T Data Center architecture and components
• Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and functions
• Introduce Converged Appliance

3 NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure Deployment
• Deploy the Converged Appliance cluster
• Navigate through the Policy Manager user interface
• Prepare for the NSX-T Data Center infrastructure deployment
• Configure N-VDS, Transport Zones, IP pools, and uplink profiles
• Prepare ESXi and KVM hosts for NSX-T Data Center
• Verify host deployment status and connectivity

4 NSX-T Data Center Logical Segment
• Introduce logical segment key concepts and terminology
• Explain N-VDS function and characteristics
• Configure logical segments using the Policy Manager GUI
• Attach VMware ESXiTM and KVM hosts to logical segments
• Verify layer 2 connectivity
• Describe various types of segment profiles
• Create segment profiles and apply them to logical segments and ports
• Explain MAC, ARP, and TEP tables used in layer 2 logical segmentation
• Demonstrate Layer 2 unicast packet flow
• Handle layer 2 BUM traffic

5 NSX-T Data Center Logical Bridging
• Explain the function and purpose of logical bridging
• Describe the components of logical bridging
• Create logical bridges and bridge profiles

6 NSX-T Data Center Logical Routing
• Introduce the tiered routing architecture
• Explain the functions of Tier-0 and Tier-1 routers
• Describe the logical router components: Service Router and Distributed Router
• Discuss VMware NSX® EdgeTM node deployment and sizing options
• Deploy NSX Edge nodes and Edge Cluster
• Configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 logical routers
• Discuss routing topologies and configure services on routers
• Configure static routing, BGP, and ECMP
• Describe NSX Edge high availability (HA)
• Explain HA failure detection and failback modes

7 NSX-T Data Center Advanced Services
• Describe NSX-T Data Center services
• Explain the Network Address Translation (NAT) service
• Explain the DNS and DHCP services
• Explain the load-balancing features and rules
• Describe the load-balancing benefits
• Configure L4-7 load balancing
• Introduce the IPSec VPN and L2 VPN concepts
• Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using Policy Manager

8 NSX-T Data Center Security
• Introduce the NSX-T Data Center security approach and model
• Explain the use cases and benefits of micro-segmentation
• Describe the distributed firewall architecture, components, and functions
• Create distributed firewall sections and rules
• Describe the edge firewall architecture and functions
• Configure edge firewall sections and rules
• Introduce bridge firewall
• Describe the service insertion feature
• Explain the integration of partner security solutions with NSX-T Data Center
• Configure Endpoint Protection policies
• Configure Network Introspection policies

9 User and Role Management
• Describe role-based Access Control and VMware Identity Manager™
• Explain the integration of NSX-T Data Center
• with VMware Identity Manager
• Explain authentication policies
• Identify the various types of permissions
• Describe the VMware Identity Manager built-in roles
• Explain VMware Identity Manager domains and user attributes

10 NSX-T Data Center Basic Troubleshooting
• Troubleshooting methodology for troubleshooting L2, L3, and service issues
• Introduce various troubleshooting tools
• Collect local and remote log files
• Monitor the NSX-T Data Center environment
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  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Certified by: VMware

This fast-paced five-day course provides extensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment.

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