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NSXTO64 - VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.4]

Overview

Duration: 5.0 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.

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

Audience

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

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

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including:
        o Switching and routing technologies (L2-3)
        o Network and application delivery services (L4-7)
  • Knowledge and working experience of vSphere
  • 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.

The VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) certification is recommended.

Certification

This course prepares you for the following certification:
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV Deploy)

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