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VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] Course Information

Course Length: 5 Days

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 student’s understanding of VMware NSX features, functionality, and on-going management and control. 

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Course Objectives

   •  Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
•  Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data center
•  Describe data center prerequisites for NSX deployment
•  Configure and deploy NSX components for management and control
•  Describe basic NSX layer 2 networking
•  Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
•  Configure and deploy NSX distributed router appliances to establish East-West connectivity
•  Configure and deploy VMware NSX Edge™ services gateway appliances to establish North-South
•  Configure and use all main features of the NSX Edge services gateway
•  Configure NSX Edge firewall rules to restrict network traffic
•  Configure NSX distributed firewall rules to restrict network traffic
•  Use role-based access to control user account privileges
•  Use activity monitoring to determine whether a security policy is effective
•  Configure service composer policies


•  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

Intended Audience

Experienced system administrators that specialize in networking

Sample VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] Course Outline

  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

  2. VMware NSX Components for Management and Control
    • Introduction to VMware vSphere® Virtualization
    • Evolution of the software-defined data center
    • Introduction to NSX
    • VMware NSX Manager™
    • NSX Controller cluster

  3. Logical Switch Networks
    • Ethernet fundamentals
    • VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™ overview
    • Switch link aggregation
    • VLAN
    • VXLAN: Logical Switch Networks
    • VMware NSX Controller™ replication

  4. Routing with VMware NSX Edge Appliances
    • Routing protocols primer
    • NSX logical router
    • NSX Edge services gateway

  5. Features of the VMware NSX Edge Services Gateway
    • Network address translation
    • Load balancing
    • High availability
    • Virtual private networking
      • Layer 2 VPN
      • IPsec VPN
      • SSL VPN-Plus
    • VLAN-to-VXLAN bridging

  6. VMware NSX Security
    • NSX Edge firewall
    • NSX distributed firewall
    • Role-based access control
    • NSX data endpoint
    • Flow Monitoring
    • Service Composer