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. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support the student's understanding of VMware NSX features, functionality, and ongoing management and control.

Target Audience
Experienced system administrators that specialize in networking

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VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.

  • Compelling: Interactive modules with labs that build as you progress
  • Official e-courseware
  • Comprehensive: Rich content equivalent to classroom training that meets certification course requirements, including final assessments. Some courses also include bonus items like exam vouchers.
  • Convenient: 30 days to access the content multiple times at your pace
  • VCP Certification Exam Voucher
  • 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

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • 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 data center prerequisites for NSX deployment
  • Configure and deploy NSX components for management and control
  • Describe basic NSX layer 2 networking
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
  • Configure and deploy NSX distributed router appliances to establish East-West connectivity
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX Edge™ services gateway
  • appliances to establish North-South connectivity
  • Configure and use all 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
  • Use activity monitoring to determine whether a security policy is effective
  • Configure service composer policies

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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™
  • NSX Controller cluster

Logical Switch Networks

  • Ethernet fundamentals
  • VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™ overview
  • Switch link aggregation
  • VLAN
  • VXLAN: Logical Switch Networks
  • VMware NSX Controller™ replication

Routing with VMware NSX Edge Appliances

  • Routing protocols primer
  • NSX logical router
  • NSX Edge services gateway

Features of the VMware NSX Edge Services Gateway

  • Network address translation
  • Load balancing
  • High availability
  • Virtual private networking: Layer 2 VPN; IPsec VPN; SSL VPN-Plus
  • VLAN-to-VXLAN bridging

VMware NSX Security

  • NSX Edge firewall
  • NSX distributed firewall
  • Role-based access control
  • NSX data endpoint
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Service Composer