VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V2.4] (EDU-NSXTD24)

This five-day course provides comprehensive training on considerations and practices to design a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment as part of a software-defined data center strategy. This course prepares the student with the skills to lead NSX-T Data Center design offered in the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The student gains a deeper understanding of NSX-T Data Center architecture and how this can be leveraged to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.


Objectives

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

  • Understand and apply a design framework
  • Apply a design process for gathering requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
  • Analyze existing physical networking and security components, processes, and operations
  • Design a VMware vSphere virtual data center to support NSX-T Data Center requirements
  • Design a physical network to support network virtualization in a software-defined data center
  • Design logical network services
  • Design logical security services
  • Design a data center rack solution to support scalability and high availability
  • Analyze the operational readiness of an organization and perform a skills gap analysis
  • Analyze alternative design choices for risk mitigation
  • Understand the design and support for NSX-T Data Center infrastructure in a cloud implementation


Intended Audience

Experienced system administrators or network administrators


Prerequisites

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services
  • Working experience with enterprise switching and routing
  • Good understanding of network security and working experience with firewalls
  • It is recommended that you attend the following course:
    • VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage[V2.x]


Product Alignment

NSX-T Data Center 2.4

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Course Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and logistics
  • Review course objectives


2 NSX-T Architecture and Components

  • NSX-T Data Center introduction and architecture
  • NSX-T Management Cluster
  • NSX-T use cases


3 Basic Design Concepts

  • Process and principles of design
  • Understand the design process and frameworks
  • Understand VVD and its importance


4 NSX-T Data Center Design Considerations

  • Physical infrastructure design
  • Virtual infrastructure design


5 Logical Switching Design

  • NSX-T logical switching
  • Traffic flooding


6 NSX-T Edge Design

  • Edge VM design 
  • Edge BareMetal design 
  • Edge cluster design


7 Logical Routing Design

  • Logical router components
  • Multi-tier routing
  • Static and dynamic routing
  • ECMP
  • High availability and router placement


8 NSX-T Network Services

  • NAT, DNS, and DHCP
  • Load balancer
  • VPN


9 NSX-T Security Design

  • NSX-T security use cases
  • NSX-T distributed firewall
  • NSX-T gateway firewall
  • Security policy methodology


10 Hosts Cluster and Domain Design

  • Compute host cluster design (ESXi/KVM)
  • Edge host cluster design
  • Multi-Compute workload domain design consideration 
  • Collapsed management and Edge resources design
  • Dedicated management and Edge resources design
  • Enterprise ESXi-based design 
  • Enterprise KVM-based design


11 NSX-T Multisite and Cloud Introduction Design

Multisite capabilities

Deployment for Multisite Lite

Multisite Lite failover procedure

Multisite Lite DR requirements

HCX

Integration with Cloud Provider


12 NSX-T and Containers

NSX-T Design with PKS and PAS introduction

NSX-T Design with VCF and containers


13 Design Lab and Project

Use case design lab and presentation