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NSXTD32 - VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V3.2]

Overview

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 release 3.2, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The student gains a deeper understanding of the NSX-T Data Center architecture and how it can be used to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.

Product Alignment
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.2

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe and apply a design framework 
  • Apply a design process for gathering requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks 
  • Design a VMware vSphere® virtual data center to support NSX-T Data Center requirements 
  • Create a VMware NSX® Manager™ cluster design 
  • Create a VMware NSX® Edge™ cluster design to support traffic and service requirements in NSX-T Data Center 
  • Design logical switching and routing 
  • Recognize NSX-T Data Center security best practices 
  • Design logical network services 
  • Design a physical network to support network virtualization in a software-defined data center 
  • Create a design to support the NSX-T Data Center infrastructure across multiple sites 
  • Describe the factors that drive performance in NSX-T Data Center

Audience

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

Content

1 Course Introduction
  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 Design Concepts
  • Identify design terms
  • Describe framework and project methodology
  • Describe VMware Validated Design™
  • Identify customers’ requirements, assumptions, constraints, and risks
  • Explain the conceptual design
  • Explain the logical design
  • Explain the physical design

3 NSX Architecture and Components
  • Recognize the main elements in the NSX-T Data Center architecture 
  • Describe the NSX management cluster and the management plane 
  • Identify the functions and components of management, control, and data planes 
  • Describe the NSX Manager sizing options 
  • Recognize the justification and implication of NSX manager cluster design decisions 
  • Identify the NSX management cluster design options

4 NSX Edge Design
  • Explain the leading practices for edge design
  • Describe the NSX Edge VM reference designs 
  • Describe the bare-metal NSX Edge reference designs 
  • Explain the leading practices for edge cluster design 
  • Explain the effect of stateful services placement 
  • Explain the growth patterns for edge clusters
  • Identify design considerations when using L2 bridging services

5 NSX Logical Switching Design
  • Describe concepts and terminology in logical switching 
  • Identify segment and transport zone design considerations 
  • Identify virtual switch design considerations 
  • Identify uplink profile, VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control profile, and transport node profile design considerations 
  • Identify Geneve tunneling design considerations 
  • Identify BUM replication mode design considerations

6 NSX Logical Routing Design
  • Explain the function and features of logical routing 
  • Describe NSX-T Data Center single-tier and multitier routing architectures 
  • Identify guidelines when selecting a routing topology 
  • Describe the BGP and OSPF routing protocol configuration options 
  • Explain gateway high availability modes of operation and failure detection mechanisms 
  • Identify how multitier architectures provide control over stateful service location 
  • Identify VRF Lite requirements and considerations 
  • Identify the typical NSX scalable architectures

7 NSX Security Design
  • Identify different security features available in NSX-T Data Center 
  • Describe the advantages of an NSX Distributed Firewall 
  • Describe the use of NSX Gateway Firewall as a perimeter firewall and as an intertenant firewall 
  • Determine a security policy methodology 
  • Recognize the NSX-T Data Center security best practices

8 NSX Network Services
  • Identify the stateful services available in different edge cluster high availability modes 
  • Describe failover detection mechanisms 
  • Explain the design considerations for integrating VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™ with NSX-T Data Center 
  • Describe stateful and stateless NSX-T Data Center NAT 
  • Identify benefits of NSX-T Data Center DHCP 
  • Identify benefits of metadata proxy 
  • Describe IPSec VPN and L2 VPN

9 Physical Infrastructure Design
  • Identify the components of a switch fabric design 
  • Assess Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch fabric design implications 
  • Review guidelines when designing top-of-rack switches 
  • Review options for connecting transport hosts to the switch fabric 
  • Describe typical designs for VMware ESXi™ compute hypervisors with two pNICs 
  • Describe typical designs for ESXi compute hypervisors with four or more pNICs 
  • Describe a typical design for a KVM compute hypervisor with two pNICs
  • Differentiate dedicated and collapsed cluster approaches to SDDC design

10 NSX Multilocation Design
  • Explain scale considerations in an NSX-T Data Center multisite design 
  • Describe the main components of the NSX Federation architecture 
  • Describe the stretched networking capability in Federation 
  • Describe stretched security use cases in Federation 
  • Compare Federation disaster recovery designs

11 NSX Optimization
  • Describe Geneve Offload 
  • Describe the benefits of Receive Side Scaling and Geneve Rx Filters 
  • Explain the benefits of SSL Offload 
  • Describe the effect of Multi-TEP, MTU size, and NIC speed on throughput 
  • Explain the available N-VDS enhanced datapath modes and use cases 
  • List the key performance factors for compute nodes and NSX Edge nodes

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you must complete the following course:
• VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.2]

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 and security, including: - Switching and routing technologies (L2-L3)
    - Network and application delivery -services (L4-L7)
    - Firewalling (L4-L7)
    - vSphere environments

The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization certification is recommended.

Certification

Schedule

Scheduled DateCountryLocationFeesRegister
2022-10-10 - 2022-10-14 Singapore Virtual ILT SGD 4750



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