VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0]

VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0]

This five-day, fast-paced course provides comprehensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-TTM Data Center environment. This course covers key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the NSX-T Data Center 3.0 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and more. Access to a software-defined data center environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course.

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

• Describe VMware Virtual Cloud Network and the NSX-T Data Center architecture

• Describe the NSX-T Data Center components and main functions

• Explain the NSX-T Data Center key features and benefits

• Deploy and configure NSX-T Data Center infrastructure

• Configure layer 2 logical switching and bridging

• Explain the tiered routing architecture and configure gateways

• Configure advanced services such as VPN and load balancing

• Describe the NSX-T Data Center security model with micro-segmentation

• Configure Distributed Firewall and Gateway Firewall to protect east-west and north-south traffic

• Explain advanced security enforcement with URL analysis, IDS, and partner service insertion

• Integrate VMware Identity ManagerTM or LDAP with NSX-T Data Center and configure role-based access control

• Describe NSX-T Data Center Federation use-cases and architecture for switching, routing, and security. 

• Experienced system administrators or network administrators

• Good understanding of TCP/IP services and network security and working experience with firewalls

• Working experience with enterprise switching and routing

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

1 Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

• Course objectives

2 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 NSXTM product portfolio and features

• Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and function

3 Deployment Preparing the NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure

• Describe NSX Management Cluster

• Deploy VMware NSXTM ManagerTM 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

4 Data Center Logical Switching 

• Introduce key components and terminology in logical switching

• Describe the function and NSX-T types of L2 segments

• 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

5 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 NSXTM EdgeTM 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

6 NSX-T Data Center 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

7 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 URL analysis and distributed intrusion system importance and use-cases.

• Describe the service insertion functionality for eastwest and north-south security

• Discuss the integration and benefits of partner security solutions with NSX-T Data Center 

8 NSX-T Data Center Services

• Describe NSX-T Data Center services

• Explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) and NAT 64

• 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

9 NSX-T Data Center Monitoring

• Explain the importance and functionality of VMware NSXTM IntelligenceTM

• Navigate through the NSX Topology UI and identify the various key elements in the UI

• Discuss the importance and use-cases of alarms and events

10 NSX-T Data Center User and Role Management

• Describe the function and benefits of VMware Identity Manager in NSX-T Data Center

• Integrate VMware Identity Manager with NSX-T Data Center

• Integrate LDAP with NSX-T Data Center

• Identify the various types of users, authentication policies, and permissions

• Use role-based access control to restrict user access

• Explain the built-in roles in VMware Identity Manager and role assignment to users

11 NSX-T Data Center Federation

• Introduce the NSX-T Data Center Federation key concepts, terminology, and use-cases.

• Explain the onboarding process of NSX-T Data Center Federation

• Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation switching and routing functions.

• Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation security concepts and routing functions

Date: Septembar / Popunjeno

Location: on line



Language: eng/srb


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