VMware NSX: Micro-Segmentation [V6.3] (VMNSXMS)

VMware NSX: Micro-Segmentation [V6.3] (VMNSXMS)

Overview

Duration: 2 days

In this intensive three-day course, you will explore the security-focused features of VMware NSX® 6.3, including the distributed firewall and the Service Composer, to help drive your micro segmentation deployment to success.

Product Alignment

  • NSX 6.3

Objectives

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

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Explain the NSX components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Deploy NSX for microsegmentation
  • Describe the distributed firewall architecture
  • Configure and manage NSX with VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Configure distributed firewall policies
  • Use the Service Composer to automate security policy application
  • Understand partner integration workflows
  • Troubleshoot the distributed firewall from the VMware ESXi™ command-line interface (CLI)
  • Troubleshoot the distributed firewall from the NSX central CLI

Course Outline

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the content of this course
  • Familiarize yourself with the benefits of the VMware Education Learning Zone
  • Identify additional resources 

2. NSX and the Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Understand the differences in security approach between the traditional data center and the software-defined data center

3. Management Plane Components

  • Understand the management, control, and data planes
  • Describe VMware NSX® Manager™
  • Describe the NSX infrastructure and component communications
  • Install NSX components for host preparation
  • Troubleshoot host preparation problems
  • Introduce the NSX central CLI

4. Data Plane Components

  • Describe the distributed firewall components and explain how they communicate with each other
  • Validate proper functioning of data plane components through the ESXi CLI
  • Validate proper functioning of data plane components through the NSX central CLI

5. NSX Edge Firewall

  • Describe the NSX Edge firewall
  • Explain how the distributed firewall and NSX Edge firewall rules are managed by NSX Manager
  • Validate and troubleshoot the NSX Edge firewall through the NSX Edge CLI

6. NSX Distributed Firewall

  • Describe the NSX distributed firewall
  • Explain how NSX service chaining dynamically responds to changing security conditions
  • Explain how the distributed firewall, the filtering module, and traffic redirection modules work together
  • Use the ESXi CLI to troubleshoot the distributed firewall
  • Use the NSX central CLI to troubleshoot the distributed firewall

7. NSX Service Composer

  • Describe the Service Composer
  • Describe the Service Composer architecture
  • Explain how NSX service chaining dynamically responds to changing security conditions
  • Use the Service Composer to create dynamic security policy

8. NSX Identity-Based Firewalling

  • Describe the identity-aware firewall
  • Configure the NSX identity-based firewall

9. NSX Partner Integration Solutions

  • Explain the architecture of Guest Introspection with third-party devices
  • Explain how the distributed firewall, the filtering module, and traffic redirection modules work together

N/A

You should understand security concepts.

Course ID:
VMNSXMS


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