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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage

  • Length 5 days
  • Version 3.2
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Why study this course

This fast-paced course provides comprehensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-TTM Data Center environment. This course covers key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the NSX-T Data Center 3.2 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and security services, firewalls and advanced threat prevention, and more.

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•  VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.2

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What you’ll learn

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

  • Describe the architecture and main components of NSX-T Data Center

  • Explain the features and benefits of NSX-T Data Center

  • Deploy the NSX Management cluster and VMware NSX® Edge™ nodes

  • Prepare VMware ESXi™ and KVM hosts to participate in NSX-T Data Center networking

  • Create and configure segments for layer 2 forwarding

  • Create and configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateways for logical routing

  • Use distributed and gateway firewall policies to filter east-west and north-south traffic in NSX-T Data Center

  • Configure Advanced Threat Prevention features

  • Configure network services on NSX Edge nodes

  • Use VMware Identity Manager and LDAP to manage users and access

  • Explain the use cases, importance, and architecture of Federation

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Who is the course for?

  • Experienced security administrators or network administrators

Course subjects

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

2. VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX-T Data Center

  • Introduce the VMware Virtual Cloud Network vision

  • Discuss NSX-T Data Center solutions, use cases, and benefits

  • Explain NSX-T Data Center architecture and components

  • Describe the VMware NSXTM product portfolio and features

  • Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and function

3. Preparing the NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure

  • Describe NSX Management Cluster

  • Deploy VMware NSXTM ManagerTM nodes on VMware ESXi and KVM hypervisors

  • Navigate through the NSX Manager UI

  • Explain data-plane components such as N-VDS/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 function and types of L2 segments

  • 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 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, including BGP and OSPF

  • Enable ECMP on Tier-0 Gateway

  • Describe NSX Edge HA, failure detection, and failback modes

  • Configure VRF Lite

6. NSX-T Data Center 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 Firewalls

  • Describe NSX segmentation

  • Identify the steps to enforce Zero-Trust with NSX segmentation

  • Describe the Distributed Firewall architecture, components, and function

  • Configure Distributed Firewall sections and rules

  • Configure the Distributed Firewall on VDS

  • Describe the Gateway Firewall architecture, components, and function

  • Configure Gateway Firewall sections and rules

8. NSX-T Data Center Advanced Threat Prevention

  • Explain NSX IDS/IPS and its use cases

  • Configure NSX IDS/IPS

  • Deploy the NSX Application Platform

  • Identify the components and architecture of NSX Malware Prevention

  • Configure NSX Malware Prevention for east-west and north-south traffic

  • Describe the use cases and architecture of NSX Intelligence

  • Identify the components and architecture of VMware NSX® Network Detection and Response™

  • Use NSX Network Detection and Response to analyze network traffic events

9. 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 VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™ architecture, components, topologies, and use cases

  • Configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer

  • Discuss the IPSec VPN and L2 VPN function and use cases

  • Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using the NSX Manager UI

10. NSX-T Data Center 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

  • Integrate LDAP with NSX-T Data Center

  • Identify the various types of users, authentication policies, and permissions

  • Use role-based access control to restrict user access

11. NSX-T Data Center Federation

  • Introduce the NSX-T Data Center Federation key concepts, terminology, and use-cases

  • Explain the onboarding process of NSX-T Data Center Federation

  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation switching and routing functions

  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation security concepts


  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols

  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including switching and routing technologies (L2-L3) and L2-L7 firewall

  • Knowledge and working experience with VMware vSphere® environments

  • Knowledge and working experience with Kubernetes or vSphere with VMware Tanzu™ environments

Solid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:

  • VMware Virtual Cloud Network: Core Technical Skills

  • VMware Data Center Virtualization: Core Technical Skills

  • Kubernetes Fundamentals

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