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VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.4]

  • Tuition USD $4,625 GSA  $3,960.96
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4762 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-NSXTO64
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competence in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX® 6.4 environment. In this course, you are introduced to several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools. You will be presented with various types of technical problems, which you will identify, analyze, and solve through a systematic process. This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competence in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX® 6.4 environment. In this course, you are introduced to several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools. You will be presented with various types of technical problems, which you will identify, analyze, and solve through a systematic process.
 
Course Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Establish and apply a structured troubleshooting approach and methodology
  • Explain the native NSX tools, VMware vRealize® Suite tools, and partner tools that are useful for monitoring, troubleshooting, and operations
  • Explain the NSX infrastructure components and the communications between them
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to the NSX management, control, and data planes
  • Identify, analyze and troubleshoot problems related to NSX logical switching, logical routing, and VMware NSX® Edge™ services
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot network security problems related to the NSX distributed firewall and the NSX Edge firewall
 
Target Audience
Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere® 6.x
 
Prerequisites
  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including:
    • Switching and routing technologies (L2-3)
    • Network and application delivery services (L4-7)
  • Knowledge and working experience of vSphere
  • Knowledge and working experience of NSX installation, configuration, management, and operations
 
Before taking this course, you should attend either the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course.
The VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) certification is recommended.
 
Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV Deploy)
 
Product Alignment
  • NSX 6.4
  • VMware vRealize® Network Insight™
  • VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
Course Modules
 
1 Course Introduction
  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Resources and references
  • Learning paths and certifications
 
2 Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Develop a structured troubleshooting approach
  • Differentiate between symptoms and root causes
  • Identify and isolate problems residing in various areas
  • Apply an appropriate methodology and procedure to troubleshooting
 
3 NSX Troubleshooting and Operational Tools
  • Discuss NSX operational requirements
  • Use the native NSX tools (such as the central CLI, the NSX dashboard, and Application Rule Manager) to solve various types of problems
  • Use vRealize Network Insight to identify and analyze problems
  • Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Content Pack for NSX in troubleshooting and operations
 
4 Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure
  • Explain the NSX infrastructure and component communications
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Manager™ and the management plane
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Controller™ and the control plane
  • Troubleshoot problems in host preparation
 
5 Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Switches
  • Explain VXLAN and logical switching components
  • Verify the VXLAN and logical switch configuration and status
  • Identify and troubleshoot common layer 2 configuration errors
  • Use the GUI, the CLI, packet capture, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical switching problems
 
6 Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Routers
  • Describe the NSX logical routing architecture
  • Explain routing components, functions, and communications
  • Verify logical router configuration settings
  • Use packet capture on routers and perform packet walk
  • Use the GUI, the CLI, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical routing problems
 
7 Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Edge Services
  • Verify edge services (such as DHCP and DNS) configuration settings and operational status
  • Troubleshoot various types of VPN services (SSL VPN-Plus, L2 VPN, and IPsec VPN)
  • Verify the configuration and status of logical load balancers
  • Troubleshoot common load-balancing and high availability scenarios
 
8 Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Security Services
  • Discuss the NSX distributed firewall architecture, components, communication channels, and features
  • Use the CLI and other tools to troubleshoot the configuration and operations of the NSX distributed firewall and the NSX Edge firewall
  • Explain and troubleshoot the Service Composer components and architecture
  • Troubleshoot common problems related to Identity Firewall
  • Examine Guest Introspection architecture, components, services, and operations
  • Verify Guest Introspection deployment configuration and functions, and troubleshoot common problems

Who Can Benefit

Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere® 6.x

Course Details

Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Resources and references
  • Learning paths and certifications

Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Develop a structured troubleshooting approach
  • Differentiate between symptoms and root causes
  • Identify and isolate problems residing in various areas
  • Apply an appropriate methodology and procedure to troubleshooting

NSX Troubleshooting and Operational Tools

  • Discuss NSX operational requirements
  • Use the native NSX tools (such as the central CLI, the NSX dashboard, and Application Rule Manager) to solve various types of problems
  • Use vRealize Network Insight to identify and analyze problems
  • Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Content Pack for NSX in troubleshooting and operations

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure

  • Explain the NSX infrastructure and component communications
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Manager™ and the management plane
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Controller™ and the control plane
  • Troubleshoot problems in host preparation

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Switches

  • Explain VXLAN and logical switching components
  • Verify the VXLAN and logical switch configuration and status
  • Identify and troubleshoot common layer 2 configuration errors
  • Use the GUI, the CLI, packet capture, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical switching problems

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Routers

  • Describe the NSX logical routing architecture
  • Explain routing components, functions, and communications
  • Verify logical router configuration settings
  • Use packet capture on routers and perform packet walk
  • Use the GUI, the CLI, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical routing problems

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Edge Services

  • Verify edge services (such as DHCP and DNS) configuration settings and operational status
  • Troubleshoot various types of VPN services (SSL VPN-Plus, L2 VPN, and IPsec VPN)
  • Verify the configuration and status of logical load balancers
  • Troubleshoot common load-balancing and high availability scenarios

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Security Services

  • Discuss the NSX distributed firewall architecture, components, communication channels, and features
  • Use the CLI and other tools to troubleshoot the configuration and operations of the NSX distributed firewall and the NSX Edge firewall
  • Explain and troubleshoot the Service Composer components and architecture
  • Troubleshoot common problems related to Identity Firewall
  • Examine Guest Introspection architecture, components, services, and operations
  • Verify Guest Introspection deployment configuration and functions, and troubleshoot common problems

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