VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage plus Troubleshooting and Operations Fast Track (v6.4)

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage plus Troubleshooting and Operations Fast Track (v6.4) Course Overview:

Enroll in this extended-hours intensive five-day course focused on configuring and troubleshooting a VMware NSX® deployment. The course presents NSX as an integral part of the software-defined data center (SDDC), providing you with comprehensive knowledge on leveraging NSX for network virtualization.

During the training, you will learn how to use logical switching in NSX to effectively virtualize your switching environment. You will also explore firewall configurations, gateway services, and security services to enhance the security and optimization of your NSX environment.

In addition to the technical aspects, this course covers a systematic process for identifying and solving various types of technical issues that may arise in your NSX deployment. You will also be introduced to management, operational, and troubleshooting tools that are essential for managing NSX effectively.

By the end of the course, you will have a thorough understanding of configuring and troubleshooting VMware NSX in the context of a software-defined data center. You will have gained hands-on experience in using logical switching, configuring firewalls, implementing gateway services, and addressing common technical issues.

Enroll now to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to configure, troubleshoot, and optimize your VMware NSX deployment. This course will equip you with a systematic approach to resolving technical issues and familiarize you with management and operational tools for efficient NSX management.

Intended Audiences:

  • Experienced System Network Administrators

Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
• Identify additional resources

• Describe vSphere networking components
• Describe vSphere standard switches
• Describe vSphere distributed switches

• Describe the benefits of NSX
• Identify NSX key use cases

• Describe the NSX architecture
• Describe the cloud management, management, control, and data planes of NSX
• Identify the component interactions
• Describe the NSX Controller cluster and its functions
• Explain the NSX Controller workload distribution

• Explain the steps required for an NSX installation
• Describe what is involved in planning an NSX deployment
• Describe the NSX Controller cluster and deployment
• Describe NSX Controller cluster high availability and load distribution
• Explain how to deploy and configure the NSX Controller cluster
• Explain the workflow involved in host preparation

• Explain transport zones, VXLANs, and VXLAN tunnel endpoints (VTEPs)
• Describe the procedure of preparing the infrastructure for virtual networking
• Describe the configuration of vSphere distributed switches for VXLAN
• Identify the components involved in NSX logical switching
• Define VLANs for VXLAN

• Explain the east-west and north-south routing concepts
• Define the NSX distributed logical router
• Explain the logical router, interfaces, and interface addresses
• Describe the management plane and control plane interaction
• Describe logical router deployment models and two-tier routing for east-west traffic
• Explain the common topologies of an NSX Edge services gateway

• Describe how routers connect remote networks
• Explain route redistribution methods
• Describe less-than-or-equal (LE) and greater-than-or-equal (GE) configurations
• Describe routing event notification enhancements
• Configure equal-cost multipath (ECMP) routing
• Describe high availability for NSX Edge service gateways

• Explain L2 bridging use cases
• Describe software and hardware L2 bridging between VXLAN and VLANs
• Discuss L2 bridging packet flows

• Describe the NSX Edge services
• Explain how network address translation (NAT) works
• Describe source NAT and destination NAT
• Explain NAT64
• Explain the function of load balancing
• Explain the one-armed and inline load-balancing architectures
• Explain the DHCP and DNS services of NSX Edge

• Describe the NSX Edge VPN services
• Describe the VPN use cases
• Configure an L2 VPN on an NSX Edge device
• Configure an NSX Edge device for IPsec VPN services
• Explain NSX Edge SSL VPN-Plus services
• Configure NSX Edge SSL VPN-Plus server settings

• Describe the policy enforcement of the distributed firewall
• Describe virtualization context-awareness
• Explain custom network and security containers
• Describe the architecture of an NSX Edge firewall
• Explain DHCP snooping
• Explain ARP snooping

• Describe NSX SpoofGuard
• Identify how tags enable dynamic security service chains
• Explain Service Composer groups, policies, tags
• Describe the Identity Firewall architecture
• Explain Application Rule Manager
• Explain how to create a monitoring session

• Describe the types of introspection services
• Describe the installation and configuration of Guest Introspection and Network Introspection
• Summarize Guest Introspection and Network Introspection alarms, events, and audit messages

• Describe cross-vCenter NSX features and use cases
• Identify NSX Manager roles and NSX Controller cluster placement
• Deploy universal logical networks
• Explain the design considerations for cross-vCenter NSX

• Develop a structured troubleshooting approach
• Differentiate between symptoms and root causes
• Identify and isolate problems residing in various areas
• Apply an appropriate methodology and procedure to troubleshooting

• Discuss NSX operational requirements
• Use the native NSX tools (such as the central CLI, the NSX dashboard, and Application Rule Manager) to
solve various types of problems
• Use vRealize Network Insight to identify and analyze problems
• Use vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX in troubleshooting and operations

• Explain the NSX infrastructure and component communications
• Troubleshoot NSX Manager and the management plane
• Troubleshoot NSX Controller and the control plane
• Troubleshoot problems in host preparation

• Explain VXLAN and logical switching components
• Verify the VXLAN and logical switch configuration and status
• Identify and troubleshoot common L2 configuration errors
• Use the GUI, the CLI, packet capture, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical switching problems

• Describe the NSX logical routing architecture
• Explain routing components, functions, and communications
• Verify logical router configuration settings
• Use packet capture on routers and perform packet walk
• Use the GUI, the CLI, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot various logical routing problems

• Verify edge services (such as DHCP and DNS) configuration settings and operational status
• Troubleshoot various types of VPN services (SSL VPN-Plus, L2 VPN, and IPsec VPN)
• Verify the configuration and status of logical load balancers
• Troubleshoot common load-balancing and high availability scenarios

• Discuss the NSX distributed firewall architecture, components, communication channels, and features
• Use the CLI and other tools to troubleshoot the configuration and operations of the NSX distributed firewall
and the NSX Edge firewall
• Explain and troubleshoot the Service Composer components and architecture
• Troubleshoot common problems related to Identity Firewall
• Verify Guest Introspection deployment configuration and functions, and troubleshoot common problems

This course needs that you simply have completed the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course, the Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX, or that you have the subsequent skills and knowledge on:

• Understanding of enterprise switching and routing
• Awareness on TCP/IP services
• Expertise with firewalls and firewall rule sets

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  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
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