Install Configure Manage [V2.4]

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

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 segments, logical routers, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and so on.


  • 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:
  • VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
  • VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Who Can Benefit

  • Experienced system administrators or network administrators

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: NSX-T Data Center Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introductions and course logistics
  • Lesson 2: Overview of modules and course objectives

Module 2: VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX-T Data Center Overview

  • Lesson 1: Introduce VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network vision
  • Lesson 2: Describe VMware NSX-T Data Center portfolio
  • Lesson 3: Describe NSX-T Data Center value proposition and use cases
  • Lesson 4: Introduce Software-Defined Networking and VMware vSphere®
  • Lesson 5: Describe NSX-T Data Center architecture and components
  • Lesson 6: Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and functions
  • Lesson 7: Introduce Converged Appliance

Module 3: NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure Deployment

  • Lesson 1: Deploy the Converged Appliance cluster
  • Lesson 2: Navigate through the Policy Manager user interface
  • Lesson 3: Prepare for the NSX-T Data Center infrastructure deployment
  • Lesson 4: Configure N-VDS, Transport Zones, IP pools, and uplink profiles
  • Lesson 5: Prepare ESXi and KVM hosts for NSX-T Data Center
  • Lesson 6:Verify host deployment status and connectivity

Module 4: NSX-T Data Center Logical Segment

  • Lesson 1: Introduce logical segment key concepts and terminology
  • Lesson 2: Explain N-VDS function and characteristics
  • Lesson 3: Configure logical segments using the Policy Manager GUI
  • Lesson 4: Attach VMware ESXiTM and KVM hosts to logical segments
  • Lesson 5: Verify layer 2 connectivity
  • Lesson 6: Describe various types of segment profiles
  • Lesson 7: Create segment profiles and apply them to logical segments and ports
  • Lesson 8: Explain MAC, ARP, and TEP tables used in layer 2 logical segmentation
  • Lesson 9: Demonstrate Layer 2 unicast packet flow
  • Lesson 10: Handle layer 2 BUM traffic

Module 5: NSX-T Data Center Logical Bridging

  • Lesson 1: Explain the function and purpose of logical bridging
  • Lesson 2: Describe the components of logical bridging
  • Lesson 3: Create logical bridges and bridge profiles

Module 6: NSX-T Data Center Logical Routing

  • Lesson 1: Introduce the tiered routing architecture
  • Lesson 2: Explain the functions of Tier-0 and Tier-1 routers
  • Lesson 3: Describe the logical router components: Service Router and Distributed Router
  • Lesson 4: Discuss VMware NSX® EdgeTM node deployment and sizing options
  • Lesson 5: Deploy NSX Edge nodes and Edge Cluster
  • Lesson 6: Configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 logical routers
  • Lesson 7: Discuss routing topologies and configure services on routers
  • Lesson 8: Configure static routing, BGP, and ECMP
  • Lesson 9: Describe NSX Edge high availability (HA)
  • Lesson 10: Explain HA failure detection and failback modes

Module 7: NSX-T Data Center Advanced Services

  • Lesson 1: Describe NSX-T Data Center services
  • Lesson 2: Explain the Network Address Translation (NAT) service
  • Lesson 3: Explain the DNS and DHCP services
  • Lesson 4: Explain the load-balancing features and rules
  • Lesson 5: Describe the load-balancing benefits
  • Lesson 6: Configure L4-7 load balancing
  • Lesson 7: Introduce the IPSec VPN and L2 VPN concepts
  • Lesson 8: Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using Policy Manager

Module 8: NSX-T Data Center Security

  • Lesson 1: Introduce the NSX-T Data Center security approach and model
  • Lesson 2: Explain the use cases and benefits of micro-segmentation
  • Lesson 3: Describe the distributed firewall architecture, components, and functions
  • Lesson 4: Create distributed firewall sections and rules
  • Lesson 5: Describe the edge firewall architecture and functions
  • Lesson 6: Configure edge firewall sections and rules
  • Lesson 7: Introduce bridge firewall
  • Lesson 8: Describe the service insertion feature
  • Lesson 9: Explain the integration of partner security solutions with NSX-T Data Center
  • Lesson 10: Configure Endpoint Protection policies
  • Lesson 11: Configure Network Introspection policies

Module 9: User and Role Management

  • Lesson 1: Describe role-based Access Control and VMware Identity Manager™
  • Lesson 2: Explain the integration of NSX-T Data Center with VMware Identity Manager
  • Lesson 3: Explain authentication policies
  • Lesson 4: Identify the various types of permissions
  • Lesson 5: Describe the VMware Identity Manager built-in roles
  • Lesson 6: Explain VMware Identity Manager domains and user attributes

Module 10: NSX-T Data Center Basic Troubleshooting

  • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting methodology for troubleshooting L2, L3, and service issues
  • Lesson 2: Introduce various troubleshooting tools
  • Lesson 3: Collect local and remote log files
  • Lesson 4: Monitor the NSX-T Data Center environment

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