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VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.4] – On Demand

  • Tuition USD $4,250 GSA  $3,639.80
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4819 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-NSXTICM24-EL
  • Duration 30 days
  • Available Formats Self Paced

This fast-paced course, equivalent to five days of training, 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 2.4 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and so on. Access to a software-defined data center environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course. This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format.

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe VMware Virtual Cloud Network and the NSX-T Data Center architecture
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center components and main functions
  • Explain the NSX-T Data Center key features and benefits
  • Deploy and configure NSX-T Data Center infrastructure
  • Configure layer 2 logical switching and bridging
  • Explain the tiered routing architecture and configure gateways
  • Configure advanced services such as VPN and load balancing
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center security model with micro-segmentation
  • Configure Distributed Firewall and Gateway Firewall to protect east-west and north-south traffic
  • Explain advanced security enforcement with partner service insertion
  • Integrate VMware Identity Manager™ with NSX-T Data Center and configure Role-Based Access Control
  • Gather relevant information and perform basic troubleshooting with various tools

Who Can Benefit

  • Experienced system administrators or network administrators

Prerequisites

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services
  • Working experience of enterprise switching and routing
  • Good understanding of network security and working experience with firewalls
  • Solid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:
  • VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
  • VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • NSX-T Data Center 2.4

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Overview of modules and 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

NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure Deployment

  • 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 types of L2 segments and function
  • 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 Logical 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 Services

  • Describe NSX-T Data Center services
  • Explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • 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 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 Network Introspection service insertion for east-west and north-south security
  • Describe Endpoint Protection and use cases
  • Discuss the integration and benefits of partner security solutions with 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
  • 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 Basic Troubleshooting

  • Introduce the troubleshooting methodology and process
  • Use various methods to collect local and remote log files
  • Describe troubleshooting tools, such as IPFIX, Traceflow, Packet Capture, SPAN, and so on
  • Solve basic problems related to installation, switching, routing, and firewalls
  • Use CLI commands to verify the component configuration and status in NSX-T Data Center

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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