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VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V3.2]

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...

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$4,625 USD
Course Code EDU-NSXTD32
Duration 5 days
Available Formats Classroom
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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 the design of NSX-T Data Center offered in release 3.2, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The student gains a deeper understanding of the NSX-T Data Center architecture and how it can be used to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.

Skills Gained

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

Who Can Benefit

Network and security architects and consultants who design the enterprise and data center networks and VMware NSX® environments.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you must complete the VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.2] course and should have understanding or knowledge of these topics:

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking and security, including:
  • Switching and routing technologies (L2-L3)
  • Network and application delivery services (L4-L7)
  • Firewalling (L4-L7)
  • vSphere environments
  • The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization certification is recommended.

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.2

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives

NSX Design Concepts

  • Identify design terms
  • Describe framework and project methodology
  • Describe VMware Validated Design™
  • Identify customers’ requirements, assumptions, constraints, and risks
  • Explain the conceptual design
  • Explain the logical design
  • Explain the physical design

NSX Architecture and Components

  • Recognize the main elements in the NSX-T Data Center architecture
  • Describe the NSX management cluster and the management plane
  • Identify the functions and components of management, control, and data planes
  • Describe the NSX Manager sizing options
  • Recognize the justification and implication of NSX manager cluster design decisions
  • Identify the NSX management cluster design options

NSX Edge Design

  • Explain the leading practices for edge design
  • Describe the NSX Edge VM reference designs
  • Describe the bare-metal NSX Edge reference designs
  • Explain the leading practices for edge cluster design
  • Explain the effect of stateful services placement
  • Explain the growth patterns for edge clusters
  • Identify design considerations when using L2 bridging services

NSX Logical Switching Design

  • Describe concepts and terminology in logical switching
  • Identify segment and transport zone design considerations
  • Identify virtual switch design considerations
  • Identify uplink profile, VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control profile, and transport node profile design considerations
  • Identify Geneve tunneling design considerations
  • Identify BUM replication mode design considerations

NSX Logical Routing Design

  • Explain the function and features of logical routing
  • Describe NSX-T Data Center single-tier and multitier routing architectures
  • Identify guidelines when selecting a routing topology
  • Describe the BGP and OSPF routing protocol configuration options
  • Explain gateway high availability modes of operation and failure detection mechanisms
  • Identify how multitier architectures provide control over stateful service location
  • Identify VRF Lite requirements and considerations
  • Identify the typical NSX scalable architectures

NSX Security Design

  • Identify different security features available in NSX-T Data Center
  • Describe the advantages of an NSX Distributed Firewall
  • Describe the use of NSX Gateway Firewall as a perimeter firewall and as an intertenant firewall
  • Determine a security policy methodology
  • Recognize the NSX-T Data Center security best practices

NSX Network Services

  • Identify the stateful services available in different edge cluster high availability modes
  • Describe failover detection mechanisms
  • Explain the design considerations for integrating VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™  with NSX-T Data Center
  • Describe stateful and stateless NSX-T Data Center NAT
  • Identify benefits of NSX-T Data Center DHCP
  • Identify benefits of metadata proxy
  • Describe IPSec VPN and L2 VPN

Physical Infrastructure Design

  • Identify the components of a switch fabric design
  • Assess Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch fabric design implications
  • Review guidelines when designing top-of-rack switches
  • Review options for connecting transport hosts to the switch fabric
  • Describe typical designs for VMware ESXi™  compute hypervisors with two pNICs
  • Describe typical designs for ESXi compute hypervisors with four or more pNICs
  • Describe a typical design for a KVM compute hypervisor with two pNICs
  • Differentiate dedicated and collapsed cluster approaches to SDDC design

NSX Multilocation Design

  • Explain scale considerations in an NSX-T Data Center multisite design
  • Describe the main components of the NSX Federation architecture
  • Describe the stretched networking capability in Federation
  • Describe stretched security use cases in Federation
  • Compare Federation disaster recovery designs

NSX Optimization

  • Describe Geneve Offload
  • Describe the benefits of Receive Side Scaling and Geneve Rx Filters
  • Explain the benefits of SSL Offload
  • Describe the effect of Multi-TEP, MTU size, and NIC speed on throughput
  • Explain the available N-VDS enhanced datapath modes and use cases
  • List the key performance factors for compute nodes and NSX Edge nodes
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