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VMware NSX-T Data Center: Migration from NSX Data Center for vSphere

  • Tuition USD $2,775
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4762 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-NSXTVS
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This thee-day, hands-on training course provides you with the skills, techniques, and tools required to successfully migrate your current VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere® environment to VMware NSX-T™ Data Center. In this course, you learn to choose between different migration approaches and to perform the type of migration that best suits your current environment. In addition, you are presented with common migration problems and resolutions.

  • Product Alignment: VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.x

Skills Gained

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

  • Contrast the NSX-T Data Center architecture with the architecture of NSX Data Center for vSphere
  • Understand the networking and security features of NSX-T Data Center
  • Compare In-Place and Lift and Shift migration approaches
  • Describe the networking topologies supported by the Migration Coordinator
  • Perform In-Place migrations using the Migration Coordinator
  • Troubleshoot In-Place migrations
  • Describe Lift and Shift migration tools and techniques
  • Troubleshoot Lift and Shift migrations

Who Can Benefit

  • Experienced system administrators and network administrators
  • Network and security professionals who work with enterprise and data center networks


Before taking this course, you should have completed the VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0] course. You should also have the following understanding or knowledge:

  • 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 of and working experience with VMware vSphere® environments
  • The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (2020) certification is recommended.

Course Details


Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to NSX-T Data Center

  • Describe the motivation for migrating to NSX-T Data Center
  • Contrast the NSX-T Data Center architecture with the architecture of NSX Data Center for vSphere.
  • Describe the logical switching components in NSX-T Data Center
  • Describe the components and functions of NSX-T Data Center logical routing
  • Describe the security features of NSX-T Data Center
  • Explain the implementation of networking services in NSX-T Data Center

Migration Techniques

  • Describe In-Place migration
  • Describe Lift and Shift migration
  • Compare migration approaches
  • Determine the best migration strategy based on requirements

In-Place Migration Topologies

  • Identify the NSX Data Center for vSphere topologies supported by the Migration Coordinator
  • Explain how network and security objects are translated from NSX Data Center for vSphere to NSX-T Data Center

In-Place Migration Using the Migration Coordinator

  • Describe prerequisites for In-Place migration
  • Prepare the NSX Data Center for vSphere environment for migration with the Migration Coordinator
  • Migrate the NSX Data Center for vSphere environment with the Migration Coordinator
  • Perform post-migration tasks
  • Describe the vSphere Networking Migration feature

Troubleshooting In-Place Migration

  • Troubleshoot issues based on the In-Place migration workflow
  • Identify log files used in troubleshooting In-Place migration
  • Identify and resolve common issues related to the Migration Coordinator

Lift and Shift Migration Approaches

  • Describe prerequisites for Lift and Shift migrations
  • Perform Lift and Shift migrations using L2 bridging
  • Perform Lift and Shift migrations using VMware HCX
  • Compare migration using L2 Bridging and VMware HCX®

Troubleshooting Lift and Shift Migration

  • Troubleshoot Lift and Shift migration problems
  • Identify log files used in troubleshooting Lift and Shift migrations
  • Identify and resolve common issues related to Lift and Shift migrations.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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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