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VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage V6.2 Course Information

Course Length: 5 Days

This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX®. This course presents VMware NSX as a part of the software-defined data center. You will learn how to use logical switching in VMware NSX to virtualize your switching environment. The course also details logical routing to enable you to dynamically route between different virtual environments. And you will learn how to use gateway services, firewall configurations, and security services to help secure and optimize your VMware NSX environment.

Access to a software-defined data center environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course.


Course Objectives

  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX components for management and control
  • Describe basic VMware NSX layer 2 networking
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX distributed router appliances to establish east-west connectivity
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway appliances to establish north-south connectivity
  • Configure VMware NSX L2 bridging
  • Configure and use all main features of the NSX Edge services gateway
  • Configure NSX Edge firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Configure VMware NSX distributed firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Configure Service Composer policies
  • Configure an identity-aware firewall
  • Describe VMware NSX data security
  • Use the cross-vCenter VMware NSX feature

Pre-requisites

  • Understanding of enterprise switching and routing
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP services
  • Experience with firewalls and firewall rule sets
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification

Intended Audience

Experienced system or network administrators

Sample VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage V6.2 Course Outline

  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

  2. Software-Defined Data Center
    • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
    • Describe VMware vSphere®
    • Describe VMware NSX

  3. Management and Control Plane Components
    • Understand the management, control, and data planes
    • Describe VMware NSX® Manager™
    • Describe the VMware NSX® Controller™ cluster

  4. Logical Switch Networks
    • Describe Ethernet fundamentals
    • Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
    • Describe switch link aggregation
    • Describe VLAN
    • Describe VXLAN logical switch networks
    • Describe VMware NSX Controller replication

  5. VMware NSX Logical Routing
    • Discuss routing protocols
    • Describe the VMware NSX logical router
    • Describe the NSX Edge services gateway

  6. VMware NSX L2 Bridging
    • Understand L2 bridging and use cases
    • Describe L2 software bridging
    • Describe L2 hardware bridging

  7. NSX Edge  Gateway Services
    • Describe network address translation
    • Describe load balancing
    • Describe high availability
    • Describe virtual private networking
    • Configure L2 VPN
    • Configure IPsec VPN
    • Configure SSL VPN-Plus

  8. VMware NSX Firewall and Security Services
    • Describe the NSX Edge firewall
    • Describe the VMware NSX distributed firewall
    • Describe VMware NSX data security
    • Describe the Service Composer
    • Describe the identity-aware firewall

  9. Cross-vCenter VMware NSX
    • Understand the cross-vCenter VMware NSX feature
    • Identify the benefits of the cross-vCenter VMware NSX feature
    • Configure the cross-vCenter VMware NSX feature
    • Discuss the deployment models for cross-vCenter VMware NSX

VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage V6.2 Certification Information

VMware Certified Professional 6 - Datacenter Virtualization

As the demand for IT professionals with datacenter virtualization skills increases, it is essential to distinguish yourself in the market with a certification that validates your technical capabilities. Becoming a VMware Certified Professional does just that.

This industry-recognized certification requires completion of a VMware-authorized training course and hands-on experience with VMware technologies. Achieving the VCP certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments, as well as the skills obtained by a minimum of six months experience with VMware infrastructure technologies.

VMware Certified Professional - Datacenter Virtualization (on vSphere 6)

Become a VCP6-DV

There are different paths to VCP6-DV certification based on your background. Choose your path and complete the three core validation components:

  • Attend a qualifying VMware authorized course.
  • Gain hands-on experience with VMware vSphere 6.
  • Pass the VCP6-DV Exam.

Certification Price

The cost of the VMware Certified Professional 6 - Datacenter Virtualization certification is $175.00. Testing is available at authorized VMTraining testing centers throughout the world. Click here to purchase a certification exam voucher.