NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.2] (EDU-NSXFT62)

This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX®. This course addresses NSX as a part of the software-defined data center implementation use cases and features of NSX, and functionality operating at layer 2 through layer 7 of the OSI model.
Data center network architectures are examined to demonstrate how NSX intersects with and virtualizes functions of a Cisco-based infrastructure in spine-leaf and traditional core-aggregate-access architectures. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support your understanding of NSX features, functionality, and ongoing management and control.

Product Alignment
  • NSX 6.2
  • VMware vSphere® 6 
     
Intended Audience
  • Experienced system administrators who specialize in networking
     
Prerequisites
  • System administration experience with Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification
  • A solid background in a Cisco-based infrastructure or physical networking infrastructure
     
Objectives
  • By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • 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
  • Describe advanced networking products and features that are relevant to NSX
  • Configure and deploy the NSX distributed router to optimize east-west data center traffic flows
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX® Edge? services gateway appliances
  • Explore advanced routing designs that optimize north-south traffic flows
  • 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
  • Design an NSX solution that considers rack design and advanced networking capabilities 
     
This course prepares you for the following certification: VCP6-NV


 
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Course Modules
 
Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives 
     
Evolution of the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Introduction to vSphere
  • Introduction to network virtualization
  • vSphere networking 
     
Management and Control Components
  • VMware NSX® Manager?
  • VMware NSX® Controller? clusters 
     
Integrating vSphere and Physical Networking
  • Virtual and physical network integration
  • NSX preparation 
     
NSX Logical Networking and VXLAN
  • VXLAN overview and NSX switching
  • NSX replication modes and frame walk 
     
NSX Logical Routing
  • IP routing fundamentals
  • Overview of routing protocols
  • Distributed logical router
  • Edge gateway routing 
     
NSX Layer 2 Bridging
  • NSX software bridging
  • Distributed logical router and bridging
  • Bridging packet flow
  • Bridging use case and examples
  • Hardware bridging 
     
Additional Edge Gateway Services
  • Network address translation
  • Network load balancing
  • Virtual private networking
  • Edge services gateway high availability 
     
NSX Firewall and Security Services
  • NSX security overview
  • NSX Edge firewall
  • NSX distributed firewall
  • NSX identity-based firewall
  • Service Composer
  • Data security and activity monitoring
  • NSX data security 
     
NSX Operations and Monitoring Tools
  • Backup and availability
  • Role-based access control
  • Monitoring tools
  • Flow monitoring 
     
Multi-vCenter NSX
  • Introduction to multi-vCenter NSX
  • Multi-vCenter NSX deployment models 
     
VMware NSX and Design
  • NSX designs: infrastructure
  • NSX designs: advanced network protocols