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VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2] (VMNSXTO)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

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® 6.2 environment. In this course, you will be presented with various types of technical problems. You will learn how to identify the problems and solve them through a systematic process. You will also learn about several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools.

Product Alignment
•  VMware NSX 6.2
•  VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ 3.0
•  VMware vRealize® Network Insight™ 3.0

Who Should Attend

  Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere®

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Understanding of layer 2-3 networking protocols, and switching and routing methodology
  • Understanding of layer 4-7 network services
  • Experience working with vSphere
  • Understanding of the concepts presented in VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] course or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.1] course

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
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX infrastructure and component issues
  • Troubleshoot physical and logical networking issues involving switching and routing
  • Troubleshoot advanced edge services
  • Troubleshoot network security issues
  • Use relevant tools to monitor, operate, and troubleshoot VMware NSX deployments

Course Content

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

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure

  • Describe the NSX infrastructure and component communications
  • Discuss common VMware NSX® Controller™ deployment problems
  • Install NSX components for host preparation
  • Troubleshoot host preparation problems
  • Troubleshoot management and control plane synchronization problems
  • Introduce the NSX central CLI

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Switches

  • Describe the VXLAN architecture
  • Create logical switches
  • Troubleshoot the logical switch control plane and the data plane
  • Use the central CLI to troubleshoot logical switch problems

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Routers

  • Describe the NSX logical routing architecture
  • Understand logical routing prerequisites
  • Understand the VMware NSX® Manager™ plug-in for VMware NSX® Edge™
  • Gather logical routing information for operations and troubleshooting
  • Explain the logical routing subsystem
  • Use the CLI to troubleshoot problems related to the controller and the control VM
  • Troubleshoot routing subsystem component failures
  • Use tools such as logs and packet capture to identify and solve routing problems

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Security Services

  • Discuss the NSX distributed firewall components and communication channels
  • Validate and troubleshoot distributed firewall configurations
  • Understand the SpoofGuard and identity firewall functions
  • Discuss distributed firewall thresholds, availability, and operations
  • Discuss Service Composer components and troubleshoot Service Composer problems
  • Explain Guest Introspection architecture, components, and deployment details
  • Discuss third-party integration and automation
  • Understand the distributed firewall monitoring and logging architecture
  • Use the CLI to troubleshoot edge services gateway firewall operations

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Edge Services

  • Identify and troubleshoot NSX Edge high availability models
  • Understand ECMP and handle routing failures
  • Troubleshoot edge services such as DHCP and DNS
  • Troubleshoot various types of VPN services
  • Discuss and troubleshoot common load-balancing problems
  • Use the coredump tool in problem solving

vRealize Operational Tools for NSX Operations Management

  • Discuss NSX operational requirements and tools overview
  • Introduce vRealize Network Insight
  • Introduce vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for VMware NSX


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