Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.0]


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: $6,475.00


This comprehensive, fast-paced training course is designed for advanced Cisco network administrators who want a comprehensive understanding of how to use VMware NSX™ in their enterprise. This course focuses on how to use the power of the NSX network virtualization and security platform. 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. Data center network architectures are examined to demonstrate how NSX intersects with and virtualizes functions of a Cisco-based infrastructure in spine-leaf and traditional core-aggregate-access architectures. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support your understanding of NSX features, functionality, and on-going management and control.

This course requires a solid background in a Cisco-based infrastructure. If you do not have this background, you should take the NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] course.


•  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
•  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


Experienced system administrators who specialize in networking


•  Experienced network administrators or system administrators with a strong background in networking
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for
    VCA-DCV certification


1.Course Introduction
◦Introductions and course logistics
◦Course objectives

2.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

3.Logical Switch Network
◦Ethernet fundamentals
◦Overview of VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
◦Link aggregation
◦VXLAN: logical switch networks

4.Nexus and UCS Architecture
◦Cisco Nexus switching architecture
◦Cisco UCS connectivity architecture
◦Cisco UCS profiles

5.VMware NSX Routing
◦NSX routing
◦NSX logical router
◦Layer 2 bridging
◦NSX Edge services gateway

6.VMware NSX Edge Services Gateway Features
◦Network address translation
◦Load balancing
◦High availability
◦NSX Edge and VPN

7.VMware NSX Security
◦NSX Edge firewall
◦NSX Distributed firewall
◦Role-based access control
◦Service Composer
◦Security Monitoring

8.Extensibility and Design
◦NSX and Cisco design options


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