Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.4]


DURÉE: 40 Hours (5 Jours)

PRIX H.T.: €4 440,00


This five-day, fast-paced course provides comprehensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment. This course covers key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical segments, logical routers, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and so on.

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 segmenting and bridging

• Explain the tiered routing architecture and configure logical routers

• Configure advanced services such as VPN and load balancing

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

• Configure distributed and edge firewall to protect east-west and north-south traffic

• Explain advanced security enforcement with partner service insertion

• Gather relevant information and perform basic troubleshooting


Experienced system administrators or network administrators


• Good understanding of TCP/IP services

• Working experience of enterprise switching and routing

• Good understanding of network security and working experience with firewalls

• Solid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:

o VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals

o VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX

o VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals


1 NSX-T Data Center Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

• Overview of modules and course objectives

2 VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX-T Data Center Overview

• Introduce VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network vision

• Describe VMware NSX-T Data Center portfolio

• Describe NSX-T Data Center value proposition and use cases

• Introduce Software-Defined Networking and VMware vSphere®

• Describe NSX-T Data Center architecture and components

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

• Introduce Converged Appliance

3 NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure Deployment

• Deploy the Converged Appliance cluster

• Navigate through the Policy Manager user interface

• Prepare for the NSX-T Data Center infrastructure deployment

• Configure N-VDS, Transport Zones, IP pools, and uplink profiles

• Prepare ESXi and KVM hosts for NSX-T Data Center

• Verify host deployment status and connectivity

4 NSX-T Data Center Logical Segment

• Introduce logical segment key concepts and terminology

• Explain N-VDS function and characteristics

• Configure logical segments using the Policy Manager GUI

• Attach VMware ESXiTM and KVM hosts to logical segments

• Verify layer 2 connectivity

• Describe various types of segment profiles

• Create segment profiles and apply them to logical segments and ports

• Explain MAC, ARP, and TEP tables used in layer 2 logical segmentation

• Demonstrate Layer 2 unicast packet flow

• Handle layer 2 BUM traffic

5 NSX-T Data Center Logical Bridging

• Explain the function and purpose of logical bridging

• Describe the components of logical bridging

• Create logical bridges and bridge profiles

6 NSX-T Data Center Logical Routing

• Introduce the tiered routing architecture

• Explain the functions of Tier-0 and Tier-1 routers

• Describe the logical router components: Service Router and Distributed Router

• Discuss VMware NSX® EdgeTM node deployment and sizing options

• Deploy NSX Edge nodes and Edge Cluster

• Configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 logical routers

• Discuss routing topologies and configure services on routers

• Configure static routing, BGP, and ECMP

• Describe NSX Edge high availability (HA)

• Explain HA failure detection and failback modes

7 NSX-T Data Center Advanced Services

• Describe NSX-T Data Center services

• Explain the Network Address Translation (NAT) service

• Explain the DNS and DHCP services

• Explain the load-balancing features and rules

• Describe the load-balancing benefits

• Configure L4-7 load balancing

• Introduce the IPSec VPN and L2 VPN concepts

• Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using Policy Manager

8 NSX-T Data Center Security

• Introduce the NSX-T Data Center security approach and model

• Explain the use cases and benefits of micro-segmentation

• Describe the distributed firewall architecture, components, and functions

• Create distributed firewall sections and rules

• Describe the edge firewall architecture and functions

• Configure edge firewall sections and rules

• Introduce bridge firewall

• Describe the service insertion feature

• Explain the integration of partner security solutions with NSX-T Data Center

• Configure Endpoint Protection policies

• Configure Network Introspection policies

9 User and Role Management

• Describe role-based Access Control and VMware Identity Manager™

• Explain the integration of NSX-T Data Center

• with VMware Identity Manager

• Explain authentication policies

• Identify the various types of permissions

• Describe the VMware Identity Manager built-in roles

• Explain VMware Identity Manager domains and user attributes

10 NSX-T Data Center Basic Troubleshooting

• Troubleshooting methodology for troubleshooting L2, L3, and service issues

• Introduce various troubleshooting tools

• Collect local and remote log files

• Monitor the NSX-T Data Center environment

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