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VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.0]

Course Details

This comprehensive, fast-paced training course is designed for advanced Cisco network administrators who want a comprehensive understanding of how to use VMware NSX in their enterprise. This course focuses on how to use the NSX network virtualization and security platform. This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center, implementation, use cases, features, 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 your understanding of NSX features, functionality, and on-going management and control.

Course Prerequisites

  • Experienced network administrators or system administrators with a strong background in networking
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification

Course Agenda

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. 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
  • VMware NSX Controller cluster

3. Logical Switch Network

  • Ethernet fundamentals
  • Overview of VMware vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Link aggregation
  • VLAN
  • VXLAN: logical switch networks

4. Nexus and UCS Architecture

  • Cisco Nexus switching architecture
  • Cisco UCS connectivity architecture
  • Cisco UCS profiles

5. VMware NSX Routing

  • NSX routing
  • NSX logical router
  • Layer 2 bridging
  • NSX Edge services gateway

6. VMware NSX Edge Services Gateway Features

  • Network address translation
  • Load balancing
  • High availability
  • NSX Edge and VPN

7. VMware NSX Security

  • NSX Edge firewall
  • NSX Distributed firewall
  • Role-based access control
  • Service Composer
  • Security Monitoring

8. Extensibility and Design

  • NSX API
  • NSX and Cisco design options