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VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.1]

CODE: VM-NSX-IEFT-61

LENGTH: 5 days

PRICE: $6,475.00

Description

This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX™. 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.

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 the student’s understanding of NSX features, functionality, and on-going management and control.

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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

Prerequisites

• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems. • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification. • A solid background in a Cisco-based infrastructure or NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.1].

Programme

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

2.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

3.vSphere Networking Fundamentals ◦Describe vSphere virtual networking ◦Describe vSphere distributed switches

4.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

5.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

6.Nexus and UCS Architecture ◦Describe a Cisco Nexus switching architecture ◦Identify a Cisco UCS connectivity architecture ◦Describe Cisco UCS profiles

7.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

8.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

9.Virtual Private Networks ◦Identify NSX VPN use cases ◦Configure site-to-site IPsec VPNs ◦Configure SSL VPNs for remote access ◦Configure Layer 2 VPN

10.Layer 2 Bridging ◦Describe Layer 2 bridging between VXLAN and VLAN ◦Describe the traffic flow between VXLAN and VLAN

11.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

12.Operations ◦Implement NSX role-based access control ◦Analyze NSX flow monitoring data ◦Create or modify firewall rules from NSX flow monitoring data

13.Automation ◦Describe VMware vRealize™ Orchestrator™ ◦Describe the vRealize Automation capabilities ◦Describe how vRealize Automation and NSX interact

14.Extensibility and Design ◦Describe VMware NSX API™ ◦Identify the NSX and Cisco design options

Test and Certification

• 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

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