VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [v3.2]

This five-day, fast-paced course provides comprehensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment. This course covers key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the NSX-T Data Center 3.2 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and security services, firewalls and advanced threat prevention, and more.

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Intended Audience

  • Experienced security administrators or network administrators


  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including switching and routing technologies (L2-L3) and L2-L7 firewall
  • Knowledge and working experience with VMware vSphere® environments
  • Knowledge and working experience with Kubernetes or vSphere with VMware Tanzu™ environments

Solid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:

  • VMware Virtual Cloud Network: Core Technical Skills
  • VMware Data Center Virtualization: Core Technical Skills
  • Kubernetes Fundamentals


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

  • Describe the architecture and main components of NSX-T Data Center
  • Explain the features and benefits of NSX-T Data Center
  • Deploy the NSX Management cluster and VMware NSX® Edge™ nodes
  • Prepare VMware ESXi™ and KVM hosts to participate in NSX-T Data Center networking
  • Create and configure segments for layer 2 forwarding
  • Create and configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateways for logical routing
  • Use distributed and gateway firewall policies to filter east-west and north-south traffic in NSX-T Data Center
  • Configure Advanced Threat Prevention features
  • Configure network services on NSX Edge nodes
  • Use VMware Identity Manager and LDAP to manage users and access
  • Explain the use cases, importance, and architecture of Federation


1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX-T Data Center
• Introduce the VMware Virtual Cloud Network vision
• Discuss NSX-T Data Center solutions, use cases, and benefits
• Explain NSX-T Data Center architecture and components
• Describe the VMware NSXTM product portfolio and features
• Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and function

3 Preparing the NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure
• Describe NSX Management Cluster
• Deploy VMware NSXTM ManagerTM nodes on VMware ESXi and KVM hypervisors
• Navigate through the NSX Manager UI
• Explain data-plane components such as N-VDS/VDS, transport nodes, transport zones, profiles, and more
• Perform transport node preparation and establish the data center infrastructure
• Verify transport node status and connectivity

4 NSX-T Data Center Logical Switching
• Introduce key components and terminology in logical switching
• Describe the function and types of L2 segments
• Explain tunneling and the GENEVE encapsulation
• Configure logical segments and attach hosts using NSX Manager UI
• Describe the function and types of segment profiles
• Create segment profiles and apply them to segments and ports
• Explain the function of MAC, ARP, and TEP tables used in packet forwarding
• Demonstrate L2 unicast packet flow
• Explain ARP suppression and BUM traffic handling

5 NSX-T Data Center Logical Routing
• Describe the logical routing function and use cases
• Introduce the two-tier routing architecture, topologies, and components
• Explain the Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateway functions
• Describe the logical router components: Service Router and Distributed Router
• Discuss the architecture and function of NSX Edge nodes
• Discuss deployment options of NSX Edge nodes
• Configure NSX Edge nodes and create NSX Edge clusters
• Configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateways
• Examine the single-tier and multitier packet flow
• Configure static routing and dynamic routing, including BGP and OSPF
• Enable ECMP on Tier-0 Gateway
• Describe NSX Edge HA, failure detection, and failback modes
• Configure VRF Lite

6 NSX-T Data Center Bridging
• Describe the function of logical bridging
• Discuss the logical bridging use cases
• Compare routing and bridging solutions
• Explain the components of logical bridging
• Create bridge clusters and bridge profiles

7 NSX-T Data Center Firewalls
• Describe NSX segmentation
• Identify the steps to enforce Zero-Trust with NSX segmentation
• Describe the Distributed Firewall architecture, components, and function
• Configure Distributed Firewall sections and rules
• Configure the Distributed Firewall on VDS
• Describe the Gateway Firewall architecture, components, and function
• Configure Gateway Firewall sections and rules

8 NSX-T Data Center Advanced Threat Prevention
• Explain NSX IDS/IPS and its use cases
• Configure NSX IDS/IPS
• Deploy the NSX Application Platform
• Identify the components and architecture of NSX Malware Prevention
• Configure NSX Malware Prevention for east-west and north-south traffic
• Describe the use cases and architecture of NSX Intelligence
• Identify the components and architecture of VMware NSX® Network Detection and Response™
• Use NSX Network Detection and Response to analyze network traffic events.

9 NSX-T Data Center Services
• Describe NSX-T Data Center services
• Explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT)
• Explain and configure DNS and DHCP services
• Describe VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™ architecture, components, topologies, and use cases.
• Configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer
• Discuss the IPSec VPN and L2 VPN function and use cases
• Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using the NSX Manager UI

10 NSX-T Data Center User and Role Management
• Describe the function and benefits of VMware Identity Manager™ in NSX-T Data Center
• Integrate VMware Identity Manager with NSX-T Data Center
• Integrate LDAP with NSX-T Data Center
• Identify the various types of users, authentication policies, and permissions
• Use role-based access control to restrict user access

11 NSX-T Data Center Federation
• Introduce the NSX-T Data Center Federation key concepts, terminology, and use-cases.
• Explain the onboarding process of NSX-T Data Center Federation
• Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation switching and routing functions.
• Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation security concepts.

Informazioni aggiuntive


5 giorni


Flex, in Aula, On Site, Remoto