Overview

This five-day course provides comprehensive training on considerations and practices to design a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment as part of a software-defined data center strategy. This course prepares the student with the skills to lead the design of NSX-T Data Center offered in the NSX-T Data Center 3.0 release, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The student gains a deeper understanding of NSX-T Data Center architecture and how it can be leveraged to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have completed the following course:

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

You should also have the understanding or knowledge of these technologies:

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including:
  • Switching and routing technologies (L2-L3)
  • Network and application delivery services (L4-L7)
  • Knowledge and working experience of VMware vSphere® environments and KVM-based environments

The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (2020) certification is recommended.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Understand and apply a design framework
  • Apply a design process for gathering requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
  • Analyze existing physical networking and security components, processes, and operations
  • Design a VMware vSphere virtual data center to support NSX-T Data Center requirements
  • Design a physical network to support network virtualization in a software-defined data center
  • Design logical network services
  • Design logical security services
  • Design a data center rack solution to support scalability and high availability
  • Analyze the operational readiness of an organization and perform a skills gap analysis
  • Analyze alternative design choices for risk mitigation
  • Understand the design and support for NSX-T Data Center infrastructure in a multi data center infrastructure

Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 Basic Design Concepts

  • Process and principles of design
  • Describe the design process and frameworks
  • Explain VVD and its importance

3 NSX-T Data Center Architecture and Components

  • Explain the NSX-T Data Center and Virtual Cloud Network
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center architecture and use cases
  • List the NSX-T Management cluster design considerations

4 NSX-T Data Center Design Considerations

  • Explain physical infrastructure design considerations
  • Explain virtual infrastructure design considerations
  • List the collapsed management and VMware NSX® Edge™ resources design considerations
  • Explain dedicated management and NSX Edge resources design

5 Logical Switching Design

  • Explain the VMware NSX-T™ logical switching design concepts
  • Describe the traffic flooding concepts

6 NSX-T Data Center Edge Design

  • List the NSX Edge VM design considerations
  • Explain NSX Edge BareMetal design considerations
  • Describe NSX Edge cluster design
  • Explain Bridge design considerations

7 Logical Routing Design

  • Explain logical router components
  • Describe multitier routing
  • Explain IPv6 addressing and routing design concepts
  • Multi-compute workload domain design considerations
  • High availability and router placement

8 NSX-T Data Center Network Services

  • Explain the functionality of NAT, Proxy ARP, DHCP, and metadata proxy and design considerations
  • Describe the load balancer considerations
  • Explain the VPN design considerations

9 NSX-T Data Center Security Design

  • Explain the distributed firewall design concepts
  • Explain the Gateway firewall design concepts
  • Describe the security policy methodology

10 NSX-T Data Center Federation Design

  • Explain the Federation functionality
  • Explain the design concepts for Federation components
  • Describe the design involved for Federation networking
  • Describe the design involved for Federation security

11 NSX-T Data Center and Containers

  • Understand VMware Tanzu™
  • Understand NSX-T Data Center for Kubernetes
  • Understand IPv6 for Kubernetes PODs
  • Understand NSX-T Data Center design options for VMware Tanzu
  • Describe NSX-T Data Center design recommendations for VMware Tanzu

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