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VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]

This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX?. This course covers VMware NSX as a part of the software-defined data center (SDDC) platform. You will learn how to use the logical switching functionality in NSX to virtualize your switching environment. The course also details logical routing to enable you to dynamically route between different virtual environments. Additionally, you will learn how to take advantage of gateway services, firewall configurations, and security services to help secure and optimize your NSX environment.

Access to an SDDC environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course.
 

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Learning Objectives

Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center

  • Describe how VMware NSX is the next step in the evolution of the SDDC
  • Describe the data center prerequisites for VMware NSX deployment
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX components for management and control
  • Describe basic VMware NSX Layer 2 networking
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX distributed router appliances to establish East-West connectivity
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX Edge? services gateway appliances to establish North-South connectivity
  • Configure VMware NSX Layer 2 bridging
  • Configure and use all main features of the NSX Edge services gateway
  • Configure NSX Edge firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Configure VMware NSX distributed firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Configure Service Composer policies
  • Configure an identity-aware firewall
  • Use activity monitoring to determine whether a security policy is effective
  • Describe VMware NSX Data Security
  • Leverage the Cross-vCenter for VMware NSX feature

Pre-Requisites

Intended Audience:  Experienced system administrators that specialize in networking  

Prerequisites:

  • Understanding of enterprise switching and routing
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP services
  • Experience with firewalls and firewall rule sets
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification

Course Content

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

  Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe VMware vSphere®
  • Describe VMware NSX

  Management and Control Plane Components

  • Understand the management, control, and data planes
  • Describe VMware NSX Manager?
  • Describe the VMware NSX Controller? cluster4  Logical Switch Networks
  • Describe Ethernet fundamentals
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch?
  • Describe switch link aggregation
  • Describe VLAN
  • Describe VXLAN: Logical Switch Networks
  • Describe the VMware NSX Controller replication

  VMware NSX Logical Routing

  • Discuss routing protocols
  • Describe the VMware NSX logical router
  • Describe the NSX Edge services gateway

  VMware NSX L2 Bridging

  • Understand L2 bridging and use cases
  • Describe Layer 2 software bridging
  • Describe Layer 2 hardware bridging

  Edge  Gateway Services

  • Describe Network Address Translation
  • Describe load balancing
  • Describe high availability
  • Describe virtual private networking
  • Configure Layer 2 VPN
  • Configure IPsec VPN
  • Configure SSL VPN-Plus

  VMware NSX Firewall and Security Services

  • Describe the NSX Edge firewall
  • Describe the VMware NSX distributed firewall
  • Describe VMware NSX Data Security
  • Describe Activity Monitoring
  • Describe Service Composer
  • Describe the identity-aware firewall

  Operations and Monitoring Tools

  • Describe the VMware NSX component backup and availability
  • Describe role-based access control
  • Identify the monitoring tools
  • Describe Flow Monitoring

  Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX)

  • Understand the Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX feature
  • Identify the benefits of the Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX feature
  • Configure the Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX feature
  • Discuss the deployment models for Multi-vCenter for VMware NSX

  VMware NSX and vRealize Automation

  • Understand vRealize Automation
  • Understand VMware NSX and vRealize Automation integration
  • Identify the benefits of VMware NSX and vRealize Automation integration
  • Identify vRealize Automation and VMware NSX application deployment topologies

  VMware NSX and Physical Data Center Network

  • Understand data center components
  • Understand data center underlay network architectures
  • Discuss data center scalability
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