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VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track (NSXFT)

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Detailed Course Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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

3 vSphere Networking Fundamentals

  • Describe vSphere virtual networking
  • Describe vSphere distributed switches

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

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

6 Nexus and UCS Architecture

  • Describe a Cisco Nexus switching architecture
  • Identify a Cisco UCS connectivity architecture
  • Describe Cisco UCS profiles

7 Distributed Logical Router

  • 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

8 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

9 Virtual Private Networks

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

10 Layer 2 Bridging

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

11 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

12 Operations

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

13 Automation

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

14 Extensibility and Design

  • Describe VMware NSX API™
  • Identify the NSX and Cisco design options
 

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