VMNSXICM - VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage

This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX. This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center platform, implementation use cases along with features of NSX, and functionality operating at Layer 2 through Layer 7 of the OSI model. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support the student’s understanding of VMware NSX features, functionality, and ongoing management and control.

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System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Module 2: VMware NSX Components for Management and Control

Introduction to VMware vSphere©_ Virtualization
Evolution of the software-defined data center
Introduction to NSX
VMware NSX Manager
NSX Controller cluster

Module 3: Logical Switch Networks

Ethernet fundamentals
VMware vSphere©_ Distributed Switch overview
Switch link aggregation
VXLAN: Logical Switch Networks
VMware NSX Controller replication

Module 4: Routing with VMware NSX Edge Appliances

Routing protocols primer
NSX logical router
NSX Edge services gateway

Module 5: Features of the VMware NSX Edge Services Gateway

Network address translation
Load balancing
High availability
Virtual private networking
- Layer 2 VPN
- IPsec VPN
- SSL VPN-Plus
VLAN-to-VXLAN bridging

Module 6: VMware NSX Security

NSX Edge firewall
NSX distributed firewall
Role-based access control
NSX data endpoint
Flow Monitoring
Service Composer