VMNSX-T Data Center - VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.4]

This fast-paced course, equivalent to five days of training, 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.

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Prerequisites


Good understanding of TCP/IP services
Working experience of enterprise switching and routing
Good understanding of network security and working experience with firewalls
Solid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:
VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX
VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Detailed Class Syllabus


Course Introduction


Introductions and course logistics
Overview of modules and course objectives

VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX-T Data Center


Introduce VMware’s 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

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