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VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage (NSXICM)

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the software-defined data center concepts
  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Discuss VMware vSphere® virtualization
  • Describe network virtualization

Module 3: Networking Fundamentals

  • Describe Ethernet switching fundamentals
  • Describe the vSphere virtual networking
  • Describe the vSphere distributed switches
  • Identify the data center network topologies that are optimized for network virtualization

Module 4: Management and Control Planes

  • Describe the role of VMware NSX Manager™ and VMware NSX Controller™
  • Identify NSX Controller clustering best practices
  • Deploy the NSX Manager instance and the NSX Controller cluster

Module 5: Logical Switch Networks

  • Describe VXLAN protocol
  • Identify VTEP functions
  • Describe how NSX logical switches process Broadcast,
  • Unknown unicast, and Multicast traffic
  • Describe ARP suppression
  • Compare unicast, multicast, and hybrid controller replication modes

Module 6: Distributed Logical Router

  • Identify supported dynamic routing protocols
  • Describe the role of the NSX logical router and NSX Edge gateway
  • Diagram East-West and North-South traffic flows
  • Describe the distributed logical router
  • Describe the distributed logical router control virtual machine

Module 7: NSX Edge Routing and High Availability

  • Describe the features of the NSX Edge services gateway
  • Configure static and dynamic routing on NSX Edge
  • Describe NSX Edge network address translation operation
  • Describe NSX Edge one-arm and inline load balancing
  • Compare NSX Edge high availability modes
  • Scale and place NSX Edge appliances

Module 8: Virtual Private Networks

  • Identify NSX VPN use cases
  • Configure site-to-site IPsec VPNs
  • Configure SSL VPNs for remote access
  • Configure Layer 2 VPN

Module 9: Layer 2 Bridging

  • Describe Layer 2 bridging between VXLAN and VLAN
  • Describe the traffic flow between VXLAN and VLAN

Module 10: NSX Security

  • Describe microsegmentation
  • Compare NSX Edge and NSX Distributed Firewalls to traditional firewalls
  • Configure NSX firewall policies
  • Extend the functionality of NSX with Service Composer
  • Configure security groups and security policies with Service Composer

Module 11: Operations

  • Implement NSX role-based access control
  • Analyze NSX flow monitoring data
  • Create or modify firewall rules from NSX flow monitoring data

Module 12: Automation

  • Describe VMware vRealize™ Orchestrator™
  • Describe the vRealize Automation capabilities
  • Describe how vRealize Automation and NSX interact
 

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