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What you will learn

  • 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 3.0 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and more.
  • Prerequisites - Good understanding of TCP/IP services and network security and working experience with firewalls• Working experience of enterprise switching and routingSolid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:• VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals• VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX• VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Skills you will gain

  • Shareable Certificate Earn a Cerfiticate upon completion
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  • Intermediate For those with working experience or likely to have completed foundation level training  
  • English Subtitles: English

This course consists of 11 lessons

Course Introduction: Introductions and course logistics - Course objectives

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

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

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

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

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

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 east-west and north-south security - Discuss the integration and benefits of partner security solutions with NSX-T Data Center

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

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

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

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 function - Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation security concepts and routing functions

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