VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage plus Troubleshooting and Operations Fast Track

This intensive five-day, extended-hours course focuses on configuring and troubleshooting a VMware NSX® deployment. This course presents NSX as a part of the software-defined data center. You will learn how to use logical switching in NSX to virtualize your switching environment and how to use gateway services, firewall configurations, and security services to help secure and optimize your NSX environment. In addition, you will be presented with various types of technical problems that you will learn how to identify and solve through a systematic process. You will also be introduced to several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools.

A software-defined data center environment with hands-on labs is provided to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course.

**Special Offer**

Attend a VMware delivered Fast Track course and receive a free VCP Exam voucher to use toward certification.

Product Alignment

VMware vSphere® 6.5
NSX 6.4


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

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


Disponible en formato e-learning

Disponible en formato presencial

Disponible en formato a distancia

Subvención disponible
A través de Fundae, cumpliendo requisitos.

25 horas

  • Dificultad 50% 50%
  • Nivel alcanzado 80% 80%

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Conocimientos requeridos


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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