VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage V6.4

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This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX. This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center platform, implementation use cases along with features of NSX, and functionality operating at Layer 2 through Layer 7 of the OSI model. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support the understanding of NSX features, functionality, and on-going management and control.
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems. Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification.
Describe the software-defined data center
Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data center
Describe features and benefits of NSX network virtualization
Identify prerequisites for NSX
Configure and deploy NSX management, control, and data plane components
Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
Configure and deploy NSX distributed router to optimize East-West data center traffic flows
Configure and deploy VMware NSX Edge services gateway appliances
Configure and use NSX virtual private networks
Configure and use logical load balancing
Configure NSX Edge Firewall and Distributed Firewall policy rules
Configure Service Composer security groups and policies
Use role-based access to control user account privileges
Use activity monitoring to validate and create security policies
Describe how VMware vRealize Automation and NSX enable automated provisioning of IT services and networks.
Course Introduction::
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Software-Defined Data Center:
Describe the software-defined data center concepts
Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
Discuss VMware vSphere virtualization
Describe network virtualization
Networking Fundamentals:
Describe Ethernet switching fundamentals
Describe the vSphere virtual networking
Describe the vSphere distributed switches
Identify the data center network topologies that are optimized for network virtualization
Management and Control Planes:
Describe the role of VMware NSX Manager and VMware NSX Controller
Identify NSX Controller clustering best practices
Deploy the NSX Manager instance and the NSX Controller cluster
Logical Switch Networks:
Describe VXLAN protocol
Identify VTEP functions
Describe how NSX logical switches process Broadcast, Unknown unicast, and Multicast traffic
Describe ARP suppression
Compare unicast, multicast, and hybrid controller replication modes
Distributed Logical Router:
Identify supported dynamic routing protocols
Describe the role of the NSX logical router and NSX Edge gateway
Diagram East-West and North-South traffic flows
Describe the distributed logical router
Describe the distributed logical router control virtual machine
NSX Edge Routing and High Availability:
Describe the features of the NSX Edge services gateway
Configure static and dynamic routing on NSX Edge
Describe NSX Edge network address translation operation
Describe NSX Edge one-arm and inline load balancing
Compare NSX Edge high availability modes
Scale and place NSX Edge appliances
Virtual Private Networks:
Identify NSX VPN use cases
Configure site-to-site IPsec VPNs
Configure SSL VPNs for remote access
Configure Layer 2 VPN
Layer 2 Bridging:
Describe Layer 2 bridging between VXLAN and VLAN
Describe the traffic flow between VXLAN and VLAN
NSX Security:
Describe microsegmentation
Compare NSX Edge and NSX Distributed Firewalls to traditional firewalls
Configure NSX firewall policies
Extend the functionality of NSX with Service Composer
Configure security groups and security policies with Service Composer
Implement NSX role-based access control
Analyze NSX flow monitoring data
Create or modify firewall rules from NSX flow monitoring data
Describe VMware vRealize Orchestrator
Describe the vRealize Automation capabilities
Describe how vRealize Automation and NSX interact