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NSXTICM24 - VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.4]

Overview

Duration: 5.0 days
This five-day, fast-paced course provides comprehensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment. This course covers key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and so on.

Access to a software-defined data center environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course.

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe VMware Virtual Cloud Network and the NSX-T Data Center architecture 
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center components and main functions 
  •  Explain the NSX-T Data Center key features and benefits 
  • Deploy and configure NSX-T Data Center infrastructure 
  • Configure layer 2 logical switching and bridging 
  • Explain the tiered routing architecture and configure gateways
  • Configure advanced services such as VPN and load balancing
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center security model with micro-segmentation 
  • Configure Distributed Firewall and Gateway Firewall to protect east-west and north-south traffic 
  • Explain advanced security enforcement with partner service insertion 
  • Integrate VMware Identity Manager™ with NSX-T Data Center and configure Role-Based Access Control 
  • Gather relevant information and perform basic troubleshooting with various tools

Audience

Experienced system administrators or network administrators

Content

1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics 
  • Overview of modules and course objectives

2 VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX-T Data Center
  • Introduce VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network vision 
  • Discuss NSX-T Data Center solutions, use cases, and benefits 
  • Explain NSX-T Data Center architecture and components
  • Describe VMware NSX® product portfolio and features 
  • Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and function

3 NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure Deployment
  • Describe NSX Management Cluster 
  • Deploy VMware NSX® Manager™ nodes on VMware ESXi™ and KVM hypervisors 
  • Navigate through the NSX Manager UI 
  • Explain data plane components such as N-VDS, transport nodes, transport zones, profiles, and more 
  • Perform transport node preparation and establish the data center infrastructure 
  • Verify transport node status and connectivity

4 NSX-T Data Center Logical Switching
  • Introduce key components and terminology in logical switching
  • Describe the types of L2 segments and function 
  • Explain tunneling and the GENEVE encapsulation 
  • Configure logical segments and attach hosts using NSX Manager UI 
  • Describe the function and types of segment profiles 
  • Create segment profiles and apply them to segments and ports
  • Explain the function of MAC, ARP, and TEP tables used in packet forwarding
  • Demonstrate L2 unicast packet flow 
  • Explain ARP suppression and BUM traffic handling

5 NSX-T Data Center Logical Routing
  • Describe the logical routing function and use cases 
  • Introduce the two-tier routing architecture, topologies, and components 
  • Explain the Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateway functions 
  • Describe the logical router components: Service Router and Distributed Router 
  • Discuss the architecture and function of VMware NSX® Edge™ nodes 
  • Discuss deployment options of NSX Edge nodes 
  • Configure NSX Edge nodes and create NSX Edge clusters 
  • Configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateways 
  • Examine the single-tier and multitier packet flow
  • Configure static routing and dynamic routing 
  • Enable ECMP on Tier-0 Gateway 
  • Describe NSX Edge HA, failure detection, and failback modes

6 NSX-T Data Center Logical Bridging
  • Describe the function of logical bridging 
  • Discuss the logical bridging use cases 
  • Compare routing and bridging solutions 
  • Explain the components of logical bridging 
  • Create bridge clusters and bridge profiles

7 NSX-T Data Center Services
  • Describe NSX-T Data Center services 
  • Explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) 
  • Explain and configure DNS and DHCP services 
  • Describe the load-balancing function, topologies, components, and use cases 
  • Configure L4-L7 load balancing 
  • Discuss the IPSec VPN and L2 VPN function and use cases 
  • Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using NSX Manager UI

8 NSX-T Data Center Security
  • Introduce the NSX-T Data Center security approach and model 
  • Describe the micro-segmentation benefits and use cases
  • Describe the Distributed Firewall architecture, components, and function 
  • Configure Distributed Firewall sections and rules 
  • Describe the Gateway Firewall architecture, components, and function 
  • Configure Gateway Firewall sections and rules 
  • Describe Network Introspection service insertion for east-west and north-south security 
  • Describe Endpoint Protection and use cases 
  • Discuss the integration and benefits of partner security solutions with NSX-T Data Center

9 User and Role Management
  • Describe the function and benefits of VMware Identity Manager in NSX-T Data Center 
  • Integrate VMware Identity Manager with NSX-T Data Center 
  • Identify the various types of users, authentication policies, and permissions 
  • Use Role-Based Access Control to restrict user access 
  • Explain the built-in roles in VMware Identity Manager and role assignment to users

10 NSX-T Data Center Basic Troubleshooting
  • Introduce the troubleshooting methodology and process 
  • Use various methods to collect local and remote log files 
  • Describe troubleshooting tools, such as IPFIX, Traceflow, Packet Capture, SPAN, and so on 
  • Solve basic problems related to installation, switching, routing, and firewalls 
  • Use CLI commands to verify the component configuration and status in NSX-T Data Center

Prerequisites

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services
  • Working experience of enterprise switching and routing
  • Good understanding of network security and working experience with firewalls
  • Solid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:
        o VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
        o VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX
        o VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

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