VMware NSX For Internetworking Experts Fast Track (6.2)

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official VMware Curriculum

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Course Introduction (2 topics)

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Evolution of the Software-Defined Data Center (4 topics)

  • Evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Introduction to vSphere
  • Introduction to network virtualization
  • vSphere networking

Management and Control Components (2 topics)

  • VMware NSX® Manager™
  • VMware NSX® Controller™ clusters

Integrating vSphere and Physical Networking (2 topics)

  • Virtual and physical network integration
  • NSX preparation

NSX Logical Networking and VXLAN (2 topics)

  • VXLAN overview and NSX switching
  • NSX replication modes and frame walk

NSX Logical Routing (4 topics)

  • IP routing fundamentals
  • Overview of routing protocols
  • Distributed logical router
  • Edge gateway routing

NSX Layer 2 Bridging (5 topics)

  • NSX software bridging
  • Distributed logical router and bridging
  • Bridging packet flow
  • Bridging use case and examples
  • Hardware bridging

Additional Edge Gateway Services (4 topics)

  • Network address translation
  • Network load balancing
  • Virtual private networking
  • Edge services gateway high availability

NSX Firewall and Security Services (7 topics)

  • 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 (4 topics)

  • Backup and availability
  • Role-based access control
  • Monitoring tools
  • Flow monitoring

Multi-vCenter NSX (2 topics)

  • Introduction to multi-vCenter NSX
  • Multi-vCenter NSX deployment models

VMware NSX and Design (2 topics)

  • NSX designs: infrastructure
  • NSX designs: advanced network protocols


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.

Relevant Certifications

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