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VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

Course Details

In this course, you will learn about installing, configuring, and managing VMware© NSX?. NSX is a software networking and security virtualization platform that delivers the operational model of a virtual machine for the network. Virtual networks reproduce the Layer 2-Layer 7 network model in software, enabling complex multitier network topologies to be created and provisioned programmatically in seconds. NSX also provides a new model for network security where security profiles are distributed to and enforced by virtual ports and move with virtual machines.

Course Prerequisites

  • 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

Course Agenda

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Routing with VMware NSX Edge Appliances

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

3. VMware NSX Components for Management and Control

  • Evolution of the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Introduction to NSX
  • VMware NSX Manager™
  • NSX Controller cluster

4. 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

5. Logical Switch Networks

  • Ethernet fundamentals and basic NSX Layer 2 networking
  • VMware vSphere© Distributed Switch™ overview
  • Switch link aggregation
  • Logical switch networks
  • VMware NSX Controller© replication

6. VMware NSX Security

  • NSX Edge firewall
  • NSX distributed firewall
  • Role-based access control
  • NSX data endpoint

7. Flow Monitoring

8. Service Composer