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VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Overview

This five-day, fast-paced course provides comprehensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-T Data Center environment. This course covers key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and so on. Access to a software-defined data center environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course.

Product Alignment 

  • NSX-T Data Center 2.4

Who Should Attend

  • System administrators
  • Network administrators

Course Duration

5 Days / 35 Hours

Course Outline

Course Introduction 

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Overview of modules and course objectives 
  • VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX-T Data Center 
  • Introduce VMwares Virtual Cloud Network vision
  • Discuss NSX-T Data Center solutions, use cases, and benefits
  • Explain NSX-T Data Center architecture and components
  • Describe VMware NSX product portfolio and features
  • Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and function 

NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure Deployment 

  Describe NSX Management Cluster

  • Deploy VMware NSX Manager nodes on VMware ESXi and KVM hypervisors
  • Navigate through the NSX Manager UI
  • Explain data plane components such as N-VDS, transport nodes, transport zones, profiles, and more
  • Perform transport node preparation and establish the data center infrastructure
  • Verify transport node status and connectivity 

NSX-T Data Center Logical Switching 

  • Introduce key components and terminology in logical switching
  • Describe the types of L2 segments and function
  • Explain tunneling and the GENEVE encapsulation
  • Configure logical segments and attach hosts using NSX Manager UI
  • Describe the function and types of segment profiles
  • Create segment profiles and apply them to segments and ports
  • Explain the function of MAC, ARP, and TEP tables used in packet forwarding
  • Demonstrate L2 unicast packet flow
  • Explain ARP suppression and BUM traffic handling 

NSX-T Data Center Logical Routing 

  • Describe the logical routing function and use cases
  • Introduce the two-tier routing architecture, topologies, and components
  • Explain the Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateway functions
  • Describe the logical router components: Service Router and Distributed Router
  • Discuss the architecture and function of VMware NSX Edge nodes
  • Discuss deployment options of NSX Edge nodes
  • Configure NSX Edge nodes and create NSX Edge clusters
  • Configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateways
  • Examine the single-tier and multitier packet flow
  • Configure static routing and dynamic routing
  • Enable ECMP on Tier-0 Gateway
  • Describe NSX Edge HA, failure detection, and failback modes 

NSX-T Data Center Logical Bridging 

  • Describe the function of logical bridging
  • Discuss the logical bridging use cases
  • Compare routing and bridging solutions
  • Explain the components of logical bridging
  • Create bridge clusters and bridge profiles 

NSX-T Data Center Services 

  • Describe NSX-T Data Center services
  • Explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Explain and configure DNS and DHCP services
  • Describe the load-balancing function, topologies, components, and use cases
  • Configure L4-L7 load balancing
  • Discuss the IPSec VPN and L2 VPN function and use cases
  • Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using NSX Manager UI 

NSX-T Data Center Security 

  • Introduce the NSX-T Data Center security approach and model
  • Describe the micro-segmentation benefits and use cases
  • Describe the Distributed Firewall architecture, components, and function
  • Configure Distributed Firewall sections and rules
  • Describe the Gateway Firewall architecture, components, and function
  • Configure Gateway Firewall sections and rules
  • Describe Network Introspection service insertion for east-west and north-south security
  • Describe Endpoint Protection and use cases
  • Discuss the integration and benefits of partner security solutions with NSX-T Data Center 

User and Role Management 

  • Describe the function and benefits of VMware Identity Manager in NSX-T Data Center
  • Integrate VMware Identity Manager with NSX-T Data Center
  • Identify the various types of users, authentication policies, and permissions
  • Use Role-Based Access Control to restrict user access
  • Explain the built-in roles in VMware Identity Manager and role assignment to users 

NSX-T Data Center Basic Troubleshooting 

  • Introduce the troubleshooting methodology and process
  • Use various methods to collect local and remote log files
  • Describe troubleshooting tools, such as IPFIX, Traceflow, Packet Capture, SPAN, and so on
  • Solve basic problems related to installation, switching, routing, and firewalls
  • Use CLI commands to verify the component configuration and status in NSX-T Data Center

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe VMware Virtual Cloud Network and the NSX-T Data Center architecture
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center components and main functions
  • Explain the NSX-T Data Center key features and benefits
  • Deploy and configure NSX-T Data Center infrastructure
  • Configure layer 2 logical switching and bridging
  • Explain the tiered routing architecture and configure gateways
  • Configure advanced services such as VPN and load balancing
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center security model with micro-segmentation
  • Configure Distributed Firewall and Gateway Firewall to protect east-west and north-south traffic
  • Explain advanced security enforcement with partner service insertion
  • Integrate VMware Identity Manager with NSX-T Data Center and configure Role-Based Access Control
  • Gather relevant information and perform basic troubleshooting with various tools

Pre-requisites

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services 
  • Working experience of enterprise switching and routing 
  • Good understanding of network security and working experience with firewalls 
  • understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:  

  1. VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals  
  2. VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX  
  3. VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainer Ratio is 1:20

Price

 

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With GST

Original Course Fee

$4,326.00

$4,628.82

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