This five-day, hands-on training course provides the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment. In this course, you are introduced to workflows of various networking and security constructs along with several operational and troubleshooting tools that help you manage and troubleshoot your NSX-T Data Center environment.
In addition, you are presented with various types of technical problems, which you will identify, analyze, and solve through a systematic process.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Use the native tools available in NSX-T Data Center to identify and troubleshoot the problems related to the NSX-T Data Center environment
Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ and VMware vRealize® Network Insight™ to identify and troubleshoot the problems related to the NSX-T Data Center environment
Explain the NSX-T Data Center infrastructure components and the communications between them
Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to the management, control, and data planes in NSX-T Data Center
Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to infrastructure preparation in NSX-T Data Center
Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to logical switching and logical routing in NSX-T Data Center
Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot network security problems related to the NSX-T Data Center Distributed and Gateway firewalls
Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to VPN and the VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™
Identify the components and packet flows involved in the NSX-T Data Center datapath and troubleshoot related problems
Who Can Benefit
Experienced system administrators and network administrators
Network and security professionals who work with enterprise and data center networks
Before taking this course, you must complete the following course: VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.2]. You should also have understanding or knowledge of these technologies:
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)
VMware vSphere® environments
The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization certification is recommended.
VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.2
Introduction and course logistics
NSX-T Data Center Operations and Tools
Explain and validate the native troubleshooting tools (dashboards, Traceflow, live traffic analysis, port mirroring) for the NSX-T Data Center environment
Configure syslog, IPFIX, and log collections for the NSX-T Data Center environment
Integrate NSX-T Data Center with vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Network Insight
Validate and review the API methods available to configure the NSX-T Data Center environment
Troubleshooting the NSX Management Cluster
Describe the NSX Management cluster architecture, components, and communication channels
Identify the workflows involved in configuring the NSX Management cluster
Validate and troubleshoot the NSX Management cluster formation
Troubleshooting Infrastructure Preparation
Describe the data plane architecture, components, and communication channels
Explain and troubleshoot VMware ESXi™ transport node preparation issues
Explain and troubleshoot KVM transport node preparation issues
Explain and troubleshoot VMware NSX® Edge™ transport node preparation issue
Troubleshooting Logical Switching
Describe the architecture of logical switching
List the modules and processes involved in configuring logical switching
Explain the importance of N-VDS and VDS in transport nodes
Describe the procedure to migrate from N-VDS to VDS
Review the architecture and workflows involved in attaching workloads to segments
Identify and troubleshoot common logical switching issues
Troubleshooting Logical Routing
Review the architecture of logical routing and NSX Edge nodes
Explain the workflows involved in the configuration of Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateways
Explain the high availability modes and validate logical router placements
Identify and troubleshoot common logical routing issues using both BGP and OSPF
Review the architecture of the Distributed Firewall
Explain the workflows involved in configuring the Distributed Firewall
Review the architecture of the Gateway Firewall
Explain the workflows involved in configuring the Gateway Firewall
Identify and troubleshoot common distributed firewall and Gateway Firewall issues
Review the NSX Advanced Load Balancer architecture and components
Identify and troubleshoot common NSX Advanced Load Balancer issues
Review of IPsec and L2 VPN architecture and components
Identify and troubleshoot common IPsec and L2 VPN issues
Verify and validate the path of the packet on the NSX datapath (East-West and South-North)
Identify and perform packet captures at various points in the datapath
Use NSX CLI and native hypervisor commands to retrieve configurations involved in the NSX datapath
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
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Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
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