VMware® NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track v6.0

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This course provides material for:
VMware Exam code: VCDX-NV
Certificate: VMware Certified Design Expert Network Virtualization (VCDX-NV)


This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center, implementation, use cases, features, and functionality operating at layer 2 through layer 7 of the OSI model.


  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe Cisco Nexus and UCS products and features relevant to NSX
  • Describe NSX layer 2 networking
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks in a UCS environment
  • Configure and deploy NSX distributed routers to establish East-West connectivity
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX Edge™ services gateway appliances to establish North-South connectivity
  • Configure and use all the main features of the NSX Edge services gateway
  • Configure NSX Edge firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Configure NSX Distributed firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Use role-based access to control user account privileges
  • Use Activity Monitor to determine if a security policy is effective
  • Use Flow Monitoring to monitor network traffic streams
  • Configure service composer policies
  • Use NSX APIs to automate virtual network provisioning and monitoring
  • Design a NSX solution with Cisco Nexus and Cisco UCS


Experienced system administrators that specialize in networking


Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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™
  • VMware NSX Controller™ cluster

Logical Switch Network

  • Ethernet fundamentals
  • Overview of VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
  • Link aggregation
  • VLAN
  • VXLAN: Logical Switch Networks

Nexus and UCS Architecture

  • Cisco Nexus switching architecture
  • Cisco UCS connectivity architecture
  • Cisco UCS profiles

VMware NSX Routing

  • NSX routing
  • NSX logical router
  • Layer 2 bridging
  • NSX Edge services gateway

VMware NSX Edge Services Gateway Features

  • Network address translation
  • Load balancing
  • High availability
  • NSX Edge and VPN

VMware NSX Security

  • NSX Edge firewall
  • NSX distributed firewall
  • Role-based access control
  • Service Composer
  • Security Monitoring

Extensibility and Design

  • VMware vSphere® API
  • NSX and Cisco design options

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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