VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage

This comprehensive, fast-paced VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage training class focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX. This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center platform, implementation use cases along with features of NSX, and functionality operating at Layer 2 through Layer 7 of the OSI model. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support the student's understanding of VMware NSX features, functionality, and ongoing management and control.
The target audience for this course is experienced system administrators that specialize in networking.

Goals
  1. Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  2. Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data center
  3. Describe data center prerequisites for NSX deployment
  4. Configure and deploy NSX components for management and control
  5. Describe basic NSX layer 2 networking
  6. Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
  7. Configure and deploy NSX distributed router appliances to establish East-West connectivity
  8. Configure and deploy VMware NSX Edge services gateway appliances to establish North-South connectivity
  9. Configure and use all main features of the NSX Edge services gateway
  10. Configure NSX Edge firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  11. Configure NSX distributed firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  12. Use role-based access to control user account privileges
  13. Use activity monitoring to determine whether a security policy is effective
  14. Configure service composer policies
Outline
  1. Course Introduction
    1. Introductions and course logistics
    2. Course objectives
  2. VMware NSX Components for Management and Control
    1. Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtualization
    2. Evolution of the software-defined data center
    3. Introduction to NSX
    4. VMware NSX Manager
    5. NSX Controller cluster
  3. Logical Switch Networks
    1. Ethernet fundamentals
    2. VMware vSphere Distributed Switch overview
    3. Switch link aggregation
    4. VLAN
    5. VXLAN: Logical Switch Networks
    6. VMware NSX Controller replication
  4. Routing with VMware NSX Edge Appliances
    1. Routing protocols primer
    2. NSX logical router
    3. NSX Edge services gateway
  5. Features of the VMware NSX Edge Services Gateway
    1. Network address translation
    2. Load balancing
    3. High availability
    4. Virtual private networking
    5. Layer 2 VPN
    6. IPsec VPN
    7. SSL VPN-Plus
    8. VLAN-to-VXLAN bridging
  6. VMware NSX Security
    1. NSX Edge firewall
    2. NSX distributed firewall
    3. Role-based access control
    4. NSX data endpoint
    5. Flow Monitoring
    6. Service Composer
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this VMware class:

  • System administration experience with vSphere deployments.
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Length: 5 Days
  • Private Class for your Team
  • Online or On-location
  • Customizable
  • Expert Instructors

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