Arrow Electronics, Inc.

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


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: $4,250.00


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 switching, logical routing, 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 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 partner service insertion
•  Integrate VMware Identity ManagerTM with NSX-T Data Center and configure Role-Based Access Control
•  Gather relevant information and perform basic troubleshooting with various tools


•  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  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Overview of modules and 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 NSX® product portfolio and features
•  Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and function

3  NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure Deployment
•  Describe NSX Management Cluster
•  Deploy VMware NSX® ManagerTM nodes on VMware ESXiTM 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  NSX-T Data Center Logical Switching
•  Introduce key components and terminology in logical switching
•  Describe the types of L2 segments and function
•  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 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

6  NSX-T Data Center Logical 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 Services
•  Describe NSX-T Data Center services
•  Explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT)
•  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

8  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 Network Introspection service insertion for east-west and north-south security
•  Describe Endpoint Protection and use cases
•  Discuss the integration and benefits of partner security solutions with NSX-T Data Center

9  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
•  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

10  NSX-T Data Center Basic Troubleshooting
•  Introduce the troubleshooting methodology and process
•  Use various methods to collect local and remote log files
•  Describe troubleshooting tools, such as IPFIX, Traceflow, Packet Capture, SPAN, and so on
•  Solve basic problems related to installation, switching, routing, and firewalls
•  Use CLI commands to verify the component configuration and status in NSX-T Data Center

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