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NSXTD3 - VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V3.0]


Duration: 5.0 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 the design of NSX-T Data Center offered in the NSX-T Data Center 3.0 release, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The student gains a deeper understanding of NSX-T Data Center architecture and how it can be leveraged to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.

Product Alignment
• NSX-T Data Center 3.0


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

• 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 alternative design choices for risk mitigation
• Understand the design and support for NSX-T Data Center infrastructure in a multi data center


 Network and security architects and consultants who design the enterprise and data center networks and NSX environments


1. Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2. Basic Design Concepts

• Describe the principles of design
• Describe the design process and frameworks
• Explain VMware Validated Design and its importance

3. NSX-T Data Center Architecture and Components

• Explain the NSX-T Data Center and Virtual Cloud Network
• Describe the NSX-T Data Center architecture and use cases
• List the NSX-T Management cluster design considerations

4. NSX-T Data Center Design Considerations

• Explain physical infrastructure design considerations
• Explain virtual infrastructure design considerations
• List the collapsed management and VMware NSX® Edge™ resources design considerations
• Explain dedicated management and NSX Edge resources design

5. Logical Switching Design

• Explain the VMware NSX-T™ logical switching design concepts
• Describe the traffic flooding concepts

6. NSX-T Data Center Edge Design

• List NSX Edge VM design considerations
• Explain NSX Edge BareMetal design considerations
• Describe NSX Edge cluster design
• Explain Bridge design considerations

7. Logical Routing Design

• Explain logical router components
• Describe multitier routing
• Explain IPv6 addressing and routing design concepts
• Multi-compute workload domain design considerations

8.NSX-T Data Center Advanced Routing Design

• Explain High Availability and Router Placement
• L3 Multicast design considerations
• Describe VRF Lite and EVPN

9. NSX-T Data Center Network Design

• Explain the functionality and considerations of using NAT, Proxy ARP, DHCP, and metadata proxy
• Describe the load balancer design considerations
• Explain the VPN design considerations

10. NSX-T Data Center Security Design

• Explain the Distributed Firewall design concepts
• Explain the Identity Firewall design concepts
• Explain the Gateway Firewall design concepts
• Describe the security policy methodology

11. NSX-T Data Center Federation Design

• Explain the Federation functionality
• Explain the design concepts for Federation components
• Describe the design involved for Federation networking
• Review Federation design considerations

12. NSX-T Data Center and Containers

• Understand the integration between NSX-T Data Center and vSphere with VMware Tanzu™
• Describe how NSX-T Data Center provides networking, load balancing, and security in vSphere for
  VMware Tanzu
• Describe VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid™ Service
• Understand Tanzu Kubernetes Grid™ cluster networking and load balancing capabilities


Before taking this course, you should have completed the following course:

• VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0]
You should also have the understanding or knowledge of these technologies:
• Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
• Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including:
  • Switching and routing technologies (L2-L3)
  • Network and application delivery services (L4-L7)
  • Knowledge and working experience with VMware vSphere environments and KVM-based environments

The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (2020) certification is recommended.


VMware Advanced Design NSX-T Data Center Certification


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