VMware® NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track v6.1

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Overview

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.

Objectives

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe features and benefits of NSX network virtualization
  • Identify prerequisites for NSX
  • Configure and deploy NSX management, control, and data plane components
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks in a UCS environment
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus and UCS products and features that are relevant to NSX
  • Configure and deploy NSX distributed router to optimize East-West data center traffic flows
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX Edge™ services gateway appliances
  • Configure and use NSX virtual private networks
  • Configure and use logical load balancing
  • Configure NSX Edge Firewall and Distributed Firewall policy rules
  • Configure Service Composer security groups and policies
  • Use role-based access to control user account privileges
  • Use activity monitoring to validate and create security policies
  • Describe how VMware vRealize™ Automation and NSX enable automated provisioning of IT services and networks
  • Design a NSX solution with Cisco Nexus and Cisco UCS

Audience

Experienced system administrators that specialize in networking

Syllabus

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the software-defined data center concepts
  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Discuss VMware vSphere® virtualization
  • Describe network virtualization

vSphere Networking Fundamentals

  • Describe vSphere virtual networking
  • Describe vSphere distributed switches

Management and Control Planes

  • Describe the role of VMware NSX Manager™ and VMware NSX Controller™
  • Identify NSX Controller clustering best practices
  • Deploy the NSX Manager instance and the NSX Controller cluster

Logical Switch Networks

  • Describe VXLAN protocol
  • Identify VTEP functions
  • Describe how NSX logical switches process Broadcast, Unknown unicast, and Multicast traffic
  • Describe ARP suppression
  • Compare unicast, multicast, and hybrid controller replication modes

Nexus and UCS Architecture

  • Describe a Cisco Nexus switching architecture
  • Identify a Cisco UCS connectivity architecture
  • Describe Cisco UCS profiles

Distributed Logical Router

  • Describe the role of the NSX logical router and NSX Edge gateway
  • Diagram East-West and North-South traffic flows
  • Describe the distributed logical router
  • Describe the distributed logical router control virtual machine

NSX Edge Routing and High Availability

  • Describe the features of the NSX Edge services gateway
  • Configure static and dynamic routing on NSX Edge
  • Describe NSX Edge network address translation operation
  • Describe NSX Edge one-arm and inline load balancing
  • Compare NSX Edge high availability modes
  • Scale and place NSX Edge appliances

Virtual Private Networks

  • Identify NSX VPN use cases
  • Configure site-to-site IPsec VPNs
  • Configure SSL VPNs for remote access
  • Configure Layer 2 VPN

Layer 2 Bridging

  • Describe Layer 2 bridging between VXLAN and VLAN
  • Describe the traffic flow between VXLAN and VLAN

NSX Security

  • Describe microsegmentation
  • Compare NSX Edge and NSX Distributed Firewalls to traditional firewalls
  • Configure NSX firewall policies
  • Extend the functionality of NSX with Service Composer
  • Configure security groups and security policies with Service Composer

Operations

  • Implement NSX role-based access control
  • Analyze NSX flow monitoring data
  • Create or modify firewall rules from NSX flow monitoring data

Automation

  • Describe VMware vRealize™ Orchestrator™
  • Describe the vRealize Automation capabilities
  • Describe how vRealize Automation and NSX interact

Extensibility and Design

  • Describe VMware NSX API™
  • Identify the NSX and Cisco design options

Training provider

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