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

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

Duration :

5 Days

The VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage (V3.0) Certification Training Course is a five-day program that trains working professionals on how to successfully implement the installation, configuration, management and monitoring solutions using the VMware NSX-T Data Center infrastructure.

Course Overview


The  VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage (V3.0)  Certification Training Course is a five-day program that trains working  professionals on how to successfully implement the installation,  configuration, management and monitoring solutions using the VMware  NSX-T Data Center infrastructure. It teaches candidates the best  practices for operating the infrastructure environment and ways in which  professionals can maximize its potential. The instructors take a  hands-on approach to teach and candidates get access to the labs in  order to practice what they have learned in the course.


Learning Objectives

Candidates who complete the certification training course will be able to gain the following skills and knowledge:

  • A thorough understanding of the VMWare virtual cloud network

  • Knowledge of how to operate the NSX-T Data Center environment, its features and benefits

  • Installation, deployment and configuration of the NSX-T Data Center architecture

  • Understanding of tiered routing architecture

  • Configuration  of advanced services using the NSX-T Data Center architecture such as  VPN, Distributed and Gateway Firewall, advanced security enforcement

  • Integration of the VMWare Identity Manager with the NSX-T Data Center to manage access

  • Successfully know how to use the NSX-T Data Center architecture for switching, routing and security.

Target Audience

Key job roles that will benefit from completing the VMware NSX-T Data Center Certification Training Course are:

  • System administrators

  • Software engineers

  • Network administrators

  • Enterprise administrators

  • IT managers

  • Security consultants

  • Network specialists

  • Aspiring Data Center Management professionals

  • Professionals who are looking to clear relevant VMware NSX-T Data Center certification exam

Course Prerequisites

  • Candidates  who want to apply for the VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure,  Manage (V3.0) Certification Training Course need to be experienced  system administrators or network administrators as it is an advanced  level certification.

  • They need to have experience working with firewalls.

  • Candidates also need to have past work experience in switching and routing.

  • Professionals need to have a working knowledge of network security as well as TCP/IP services

  • They also need to have completed at least one of the courses mentioned below:

  1. VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX

  2. VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

  3. VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals

Course Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

Module 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 NSX® product portfolio and features

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

Module 3: Deployment Preparing the NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure

  • 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

Module 4: NSX-T Data Center Logical Switching

  • Introduce key components and terminology in logical switching

  • Describe the function and 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

Module 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 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 9: NSX-T Data Center Monitoring

  • Explain the importance and functionality of VMware NSX® Intelligence™

  • 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

Module 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

Module 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

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