Fundamentals of NSX-T with Lab

VMware NSX-T Training Courses

What you’ll learn

  • Define the architecture and main components of NSX-T Data Center.
  • 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.

Course Content

  • NSX-T Basics & Architecture –> 8 lectures • 1hr.
  • NSX-T Manager, Transport Nodes and Inventory Components –> 4 lectures • 50min.
  • NSX-T Segments –> 7 lectures • 58min.
  • NSX-T Routing –> 9 lectures • 1hr 14min.
  • NSX-T Network Address Translation & DHCP –> 4 lectures • 29min.
  • NSX-T Distributed Firewall & Gateway Firewall –> 11 lectures • 1hr 50min.



VMware NSX-T Training Courses

VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals or NSX training allows professionals to comprehensively understand the fundamentals of introducing a virtual network while implementing the VMware NSX product to find and create effective solutions to deal with business challenges.

Getting VMware NSX certified allows professionals to best understand NSX fundamentals and terminologies, how to best build switches and routers to complement virtual networks, and how to address the nitty-gritty that help the technology work well, including monitoring and using NSX networks and API.


VMware NSX-T Data Center: Course Agenda


Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 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

Module 3: Preparing the NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure

  • 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 6: 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


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