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VMNSXTDCD24 - VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design v2.4


Duration: 5 days

This five-day course provides comprehensive training on considerations and practices to design a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment as part of a software-defined data center strategy. This course prepares the student with the skills to lead NSX-T Data Center design offered in the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The student gains a deeper understanding of NSX-T Data Center architecture and how this can be leveraged to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.


  • Understand and apply a design framework
  • Apply a design process for gathering requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
  • Analyze existing physical networking and security components, processes, and operations
  • Design a VMware vSphere virtual data center to support NSX-T Data Center requirements
  • Design a physical network to support network virtualization in a software-defined data center
  • Design logical network services
  • Design logical security services
  • Design a data center rack solution to support scalability and high availability
  • Analyze the operational readiness of an organization and perform a skills gap analysis
  • Analyze alternative design choices for risk mitigation
  • Understand the design and support for NSX-T Data Center infrastructure in a cloud implementation


Experienced system administrators or network administrators


Module 1: Course Introduction 

  • Introductions and logistics
  • Review course objectives

Module 2: Basic Design Concepts 

  • Process and principles of design 
  • Understand the design process and frameworks 
  • Understand VVD and its importance

Module 3: NSX-T Data Center Architecture and Components 

  • NSX-T Data Center introduction and architecture 
  • NSX-T Management Cluster
  • NSX-T use cases

Module 4: NSX-T Data Center Design Considerations 

  • Physical infrastructure design 
  • Virtual infrastructure design 
  • Collapsed management and Edge resources design 
  • Dedicated management and Edge resources design 
  • Bridge design considerations

Module 5: Logical Switching Design 

  • NSX-T logical switching
  • Traffic flooding

Module 6: NSX-T Data Center Edge Design

  • Edge VM design
  • Edge BareMetal design
  • Edge cluster design

Module 7: Logical Routing Design

  • Logical router components
  • Multi-tier routing
  • IPv6 addressing and routing
  • Multicompute workload domain design consideration
  • High availability and router placement

Module 8: NSX-T Data Center Network Services

  • NAT, Proxy ARP, DHCP, and metadata proxy
  • Load balancer
  • VPN

Module 9: NSX-T Data Center Security Design

  • NSX-T Data Center distributed firewall
  • NSX-T Data Center distributed firewall
  • NSX-T Data Center gateway firewall
  • Security policy methodology

Module 10: NSX-T Data Center Multisite Design

  • Multisite capabilities
  • Deployment for Multisite Lite
  • Multisite Lite failover procedure
  • Multisite Lite DR requirements
  • HCX
  • Integration with Cloud Provider

Module 11: NSX-T Data Center and Containers

  • NSX-T Design with PKS and PAS introduction
  • NSX-T Design with VCF and containers


  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services
  • Working experience with enterprise switching and routing 
  • Good understanding of network security and working experience with firewalls

It is recommended that you attend the following course:

  • VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage[V2.x]


This course is not associated with any Certification.


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