Course Fee: $2,995.00

Course Description:

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 segments, logical routers, 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.


Course Objective:

Upon completion of this course, learners 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 segmenting and bridging
  • Explain the tiered routing architecture and configure logical routers
  • Configure advanced services such as VPN and load balancing
  • Explain the NSX-T Data Center security model with micro-segmentation
  • Configure distributed and edge firewall to protect east-west and north-south traffic
  • Explain advanced security enforcement with partner service insertion
  • Gather relevant information and perform basic troubleshooting


Who Should Attend:

Experienced system administrators or network administrators


Course Delivery Method:

This is an instructor led on-online boot camp.


Boot Camp Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST


Follow On Certification:


Course Outline

Hands on Labs denoted by Underline

Module 1:  VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX Data Center
  • Distributed Virtual Switching
  • Management Plane
  • Control Plane
  • Data Plane
  • Consumption Models
Module 2: NSX Data Center Infrastructure Deployment
  • NSX Management Cluster
  • Deploy VMware NSX Manager Nodes
  • Navigate through the NSX Manager UI
  • Data Plane Components
    • N-VDS
    • Transport Nodes
    • Transport zones
    • Profiles
  • Perform transport node preparation and establish the data center infrastructure
  • Verify transport node status and connectivity
Module 3: NSX Data Center Logical Switching
  • Function of L2 segments by type
  • Tunneling and the GENEVE encapsulation
  • Configure logical segments
  • Attach hosts using NSX Manager UI
  • Segment profiles
  • Create segment profiles
  • Apply Segment Profiles to segments and ports
  • MAC, ARP, and TEP tables
  • Observe L2 unicast packet flow
  • ARP suppression
  • BUM traffic
Module 4: NSX Data Center Logical Routing
  • Logical Routing
  • Two-tier routing architecture, topologies, and components
  • Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateway functions
  • Logical Router Components
    • Service Router
    • Distributed Router
  • Architecture and function of NSX Edge nodes
  • NSX Edge nodes deployment options
  • Configure NSX Edge nodes and create NSX Edge clusters 
  • Configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateways 
  • Single-tier and multitier packet flow
  • Configure static routing and dynamic routing
  • Enable ECMP on Tier-0 Gateway
  • NSX Edge HA, failure detection, and failback modes
Module 5: NSX Data Center Logical Bridging 
  • Logical bridging
  • Compare routing and bridging solutions
  • Components of logical bridging
  • Create bridge clusters and bridge profiles
Module 6: NSX Data Center Services
  • NSX Data Center services
  • Network Address Translation
  • Configure Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • DNS and DHCP services
  • Configure DNS and DHCP services
  • Load-balancing
    • Topologies
    • Components
  • Configure L4-L7 load balancing
  • IPSec VPN
  • L2 VPN
  • Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using NSX Manager UI
Module 7:  NSX Data Center Security
  • NSX Data Center Security
  • Micro-segmentation
  • Distributed Firewall
    • Architecture
    • Components
    • Operation
  • Configure Distributed Firewall sections and rules
  • Gateway Firewall
    • Architecture
    • Components
    • Operation
  • Configure Gateway Firewall sections and rules
  • Network Introspection service insertion
    • East-West Security
    • North-South Security
  • Endpoint Protection
Module 8: User and Role Management
  • VMware Identity Manager
  • Integrate VMware Identity Manager with NSX Data Center
  • User Types
  • Authentication policies
  • Permissions
  • Deploy Role-Based Access Control to restrict user access
  • Built-in roles in VMware Identity Manager
  • Role assignment to users
Module 9: NSX Data Center Basic Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting methodology
  • Collecting local and remote log files 
  • Troubleshooting tools
    • IPFIX
    • Traceflow
    • Packet Capture
    • SPAN
  • Solve basic problems related to installation, switching, routing, and firewalls
  • CLI commands to verify the component configuration and status
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There are no free retakes for this track.
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There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.
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