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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


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


Experienced system administrators or network administrators


  • 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]



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