VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.3] (EDU-NSXTO63)

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competence in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX® 6.3 environment. In this course, you will be presented with various types of technical problems. You will learn how to identify the problems and solve them through a systematic process. You will also be introduced to several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools. 

Product Alignment
  • NSX 6.3
  • VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ 4.3
  • VMware vRealize® Network Insight™ 3.3
  • VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ 6.5

Intended Audience
Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere®

Prerequisites
  • Understanding of layers 2 through 3 networking protocols, and switching and routing methodology
  • Understanding of layers 4 through 7 network services
  • Understanding of the concepts presented in the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course, or equivalent networking and vSphere experience
VCP6-NV certification is recommended.

Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Establish and apply a structured approach and methodology for troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot NSX infrastructure and component problems
  • Troubleshoot physical and logical networking problems involving switching and routing
  • Troubleshoot advanced edge services
  • Troubleshoot network security problems
  • Use tools to monitor, operate, and troubleshoot NSX deployments

Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:
VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV Deploy)
 
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Outline
 
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introduction and course logistics
    • Course objectives
    • Resources and references
    • Learning paths and certifications
  2. Troubleshooting Methodology
    • Develop a structured troubleshooting approach
    • Differentiate between symptoms and root causes
    • Identify and isolate problems residing in various areas
    • Apply an appropriate methodology and procedure to troubleshooting
  3. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure
    • Describe the NSX infrastructure and component communications
    • Discuss common VMware NSX® Controller™ deployment problems
    • Install NSX components for host preparation
    • Troubleshoot host preparation problems
    • Troubleshoot management and control plane synchronization problems
    • Introduce the NSX central CLI
  4. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Switches
    • Describe the components involved in NSX logical switching
    • Describe the logical switching control plane operations
    • Explain the management plane operations and solve VMware NSX® Manager™ problems
    • Configure vSphere distributed switches for VXLAN
    • Troubleshoot NSX Controller problems related to logical switching
    • Troubleshoot virtual machine connectivity problems
  5. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Routers
    • Describe the communications between routing components
    • Distinguish between the distributed logical router (DLR) and the edges services gateway and their purposes
    • Describe DLR packet flow
    • Configure the transport zone
    • Describe VMware NSX® Edge™ nodes
  6. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Security Services
    • Describe the distributed firewall (DFW) components and explain how they communicate with each other
    • Explain how the DFW and NSX Edge firewall rules are managed by NSX Manager
    • Describe the Service Composer architecture
    • Explain the architecture of Guest Introspection with third-party devices
    • Explain how NSX service chaining dynamically responds to changing security conditions
    • Explain how the DFW, the filtering module, and traffic redirection modules work together
  7. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Edge Services
    • Use the GUI and CLI commands to verify the DHCP relay configuration
    • Configure SSL VPN-Plus server and clients
    • Use GUI and CLI commands to verify SSL VPN-Plus session details
    • Troubleshoot common SSL VPN-Plus problems
    • Configure L2 VPN service
    • Capture L2 VPN packets for troubleshooting and analysis
    • Use GUI and CLI commands to verify L2 VPN configuration settings, policies, mapping tables, and operational status
    • Configure IPsec VPN tunnels between sites
    • Use logging to troubleshoot IPsec VPN issues
    • Perform a packet walk in a hub-and-spoke IPsec VPN environment
    • Describe the logical load-balancing featuresAnalyze common high availability configuration problems and provide solutions
  8. vRealize Operational Tools for NSX Operations Management
    • Describe some common network operation challenges and misconceptions
    • Discuss the architecture and components of vRealize Network Insight
    • Explain how to use vRealize Network Insight to identify and troubleshoot network problems in a data center
    • Monitor the network health, using dashboards, widgets, and alerts
    • Retrieve network statistics, network flow information, packet information, and NSX system events
    • Investigate root causes of problems and troubleshoot based on log analysis
    • Identify how to use vRealize Operations Manager to visualize all NSX networking services deployed in each vSphere cluster
    • Create templates to generate reports for NSX for vSphere objects
    • Describe the creation of custom dashboards for NSX