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VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track (V6.2) (VMNSXIEFT)

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

Course Duration: 5 Days

This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX®. This course addresses NSX as a part of the software-defined data center, implementation use cases and features of NSX, and functionality operating at layer 2 through layer 7 of the OSI model.
Data center network architectures are examined to demonstrate how NSX intersects with and virtualizes functions of a Cisco-based infrastructure in spine-leaf and traditional core-aggregate-access architectures. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support your understanding of NSX features, functionality, and ongoing management and control.

Product Alignment
•  NSX 6.2
•  VMware vSphere® 6

Who Should Attend

Experienced system administrators who specialize in networking.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • 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

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe features and benefits of NSX network virtualization
  • Identify prerequisites for NSX
  • Configure and deploy NSX management, control, and data plane components
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
  • Describe advanced networking products and features that are relevant to NSX
  • Configure and deploy the NSX distributed router to optimize east-west data center traffic flows
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway appliances
  • Explore advanced routing designs that optimize north-south traffic flows
  • Configure and use NSX virtual private networks
  • Configure and use logical load balancing
  • Configure NSX Edge firewall and distributed firewall policy rules
  • Configure Service Composer security groups and policies
  • Use role-based access to control user account privileges
  • Use activity monitoring to validate and create security policies
  • Design an NSX solution that considers rack design and advanced networking capabilities



This course prepares you for the following certification:

  • VCP6-NV

Course Content

  1. Course Introduction

    -  Introductions and course logistics

    -  Course objectives

  2. Evolution of the Software-Defined Data Center

    -  Evolution of the software-defined data center

    -  Introduction to vSphere

    -  Introduction to network virtualization

    -  vSphere networking

  3. Management and Control Components

    -  VMware NSX® Manager™

    -  VMware NSX® Controller™ clusters

  4. Integrating vSphere and Physical Networking

    -  Virtual and physical network integration

    -  NSX preparation

  5. NSX Logical Networking and VXLAN

    -  VXLAN overview and NSX switching

    -  NSX replication modes and frame walk

  6. NSX Logical Routing

    -  IP routing fundamentals

    -  Overview of routing protocols

    -  Distributed logical router

    -  Edge gateway routing

  7. NSX Layer 2 Bridging

    -  Distributed logical router and bridging

    -  Bridging packet flow

    -  Bridging use case and examples

    -  Hardware bridging

      -  NSX software bridging
  8. Additional Edge Gateway Services

    -  Network address translation

    -  Network load balancing

    -  Virtual private networking

    -  Edge services gateway high availability

  9. NSX Firewall and Security Services

    -  NSX security overview

    -  NSX Edge firewall

    -  NSX distributed firewall

    -  NSX identity-based firewall

    -  Service Composer

    -  Data security and activity monitoring

    -  NSX data security

  10. NSX Operations and Monitoring Tools

    -  Backup and availability

    -  Role-based access control

    -  Monitoring tools

    -  Flow monitoring

  11. Multi-vCenter NSX

    -  Introduction to multi-vCenter NSX

    -  Multi-vCenter NSX deployment models

  12. VMware NSX and Design

    -  NSX designs: infrastructure

    -  NSX designs: advanced network protocols




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