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VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.4]

  • Tuition USD $4,625 GSA  $3,960.96
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3223 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-NSXTO64
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

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® 6.4 environment. In this course, you are introduced to several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools. You will be presented with various types of technical problems, which you will identify, analyze, and solve through a systematic process. 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® 6.4 environment. In this course, you are introduced to several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools. You will be presented with various types of technical problems, which you will identify, analyze, and solve through a systematic process.
 
Course Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Establish and apply a structured troubleshooting approach and methodology
  • Explain the native NSX tools, VMware vRealize® Suite tools, and partner tools that are useful for monitoring, troubleshooting, and operations
  • Explain the NSX infrastructure components and the communications between them
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to the NSX management, control, and data planes
  • Identify, analyze and troubleshoot problems related to NSX logical switching, logical routing, and VMware NSX® Edge™ services
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot network security problems related to the NSX distributed firewall and the NSX Edge firewall
 
Target Audience
Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere® 6.x
 
Prerequisites
  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including:
    • Switching and routing technologies (L2-3)
    • Network and application delivery services (L4-7)
  • Knowledge and working experience of vSphere
  • Knowledge and working experience of NSX installation, configuration, management, and operations
 
Before taking this course, you should attend either the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course.
The VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) certification is recommended.
 
Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV Deploy)
 
Product Alignment
  • NSX 6.4
  • VMware vRealize® Network Insight™
  • VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
Course Modules
 
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 NSX Troubleshooting and Operational Tools
  • Discuss NSX operational requirements
  • Use the native NSX tools (such as the central CLI, the NSX dashboard, and Application Rule Manager) to solve various types of problems
  • Use vRealize Network Insight to identify and analyze problems
  • Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Content Pack for NSX in troubleshooting and operations
 
4 Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure
  • Explain the NSX infrastructure and component communications
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Manager™ and the management plane
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Controller™ and the control plane
  • Troubleshoot problems in host preparation
 
5 Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Switches
  • Explain VXLAN and logical switching components
  • Verify the VXLAN and logical switch configuration and status
  • Identify and troubleshoot common layer 2 configuration errors
  • Use the GUI, the CLI, packet capture, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical switching problems
 
6 Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Routers
  • Describe the NSX logical routing architecture
  • Explain routing components, functions, and communications
  • Verify logical router configuration settings
  • Use packet capture on routers and perform packet walk
  • Use the GUI, the CLI, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical routing problems
 
7 Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Edge Services
  • Verify edge services (such as DHCP and DNS) configuration settings and operational status
  • Troubleshoot various types of VPN services (SSL VPN-Plus, L2 VPN, and IPsec VPN)
  • Verify the configuration and status of logical load balancers
  • Troubleshoot common load-balancing and high availability scenarios
 
8 Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Security Services
  • Discuss the NSX distributed firewall architecture, components, communication channels, and features
  • Use the CLI and other tools to troubleshoot the configuration and operations of the NSX distributed firewall and the NSX Edge firewall
  • Explain and troubleshoot the Service Composer components and architecture
  • Troubleshoot common problems related to Identity Firewall
  • Examine Guest Introspection architecture, components, services, and operations
  • Verify Guest Introspection deployment configuration and functions, and troubleshoot common problems

Who Can Benefit

Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere® 6.x

Course Details

Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Resources and references
  • Learning paths and certifications

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

NSX Troubleshooting and Operational Tools

  • Discuss NSX operational requirements
  • Use the native NSX tools (such as the central CLI, the NSX dashboard, and Application Rule Manager) to solve various types of problems
  • Use vRealize Network Insight to identify and analyze problems
  • Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Content Pack for NSX in troubleshooting and operations

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure

  • Explain the NSX infrastructure and component communications
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Manager™ and the management plane
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Controller™ and the control plane
  • Troubleshoot problems in host preparation

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Switches

  • Explain VXLAN and logical switching components
  • Verify the VXLAN and logical switch configuration and status
  • Identify and troubleshoot common layer 2 configuration errors
  • Use the GUI, the CLI, packet capture, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical switching problems

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Routers

  • Describe the NSX logical routing architecture
  • Explain routing components, functions, and communications
  • Verify logical router configuration settings
  • Use packet capture on routers and perform packet walk
  • Use the GUI, the CLI, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical routing problems

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Edge Services

  • Verify edge services (such as DHCP and DNS) configuration settings and operational status
  • Troubleshoot various types of VPN services (SSL VPN-Plus, L2 VPN, and IPsec VPN)
  • Verify the configuration and status of logical load balancers
  • Troubleshoot common load-balancing and high availability scenarios

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Security Services

  • Discuss the NSX distributed firewall architecture, components, communication channels, and features
  • Use the CLI and other tools to troubleshoot the configuration and operations of the NSX distributed firewall and the NSX Edge firewall
  • Explain and troubleshoot the Service Composer components and architecture
  • Troubleshoot common problems related to Identity Firewall
  • Examine Guest Introspection architecture, components, services, and operations
  • Verify Guest Introspection deployment configuration and functions, and troubleshoot common problems

When does class start/end?

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.

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Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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