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VMNSXTO6.4 - VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations v6.4

Overview

Duration: 5 days

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.

Product Alignment

  • NSX 6.4
  • VMware vRealize® Network Insight™ 3.6
  • VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ 4.5

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

Content

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

Audience

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

Prerequisites

1. Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including:

  • Switching and routing technologies (L2-3)
  • Network and application delivery services (L4-7)

2. Knowledge and working experience of vSphere 

3. Knowledge and working experience of NSX installation, configuration, management, and operations

Before taking this course, you ought to take either the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course.

Certification

This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV Deploy)

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