VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0] Course Overview:

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 3.0 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and more.

Product Alignment

  • NSX-T Data Center 3.0

After completing VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0] Training, students will be able to

  • Describe VMware Virtual Cloud Network and the NSX-T Data Center architecture
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center components and main functions
  • Explain the NSX-T Data Center key features and benefits
  • Deploy and configure NSX-T Data Center infrastructure
  • Configure layer 2 logical switching and bridging
  • Explain the tiered routing architecture and configure gateways
  • Configure advanced services such as VPN and load balancing
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center security model with micro-segmentation
  • Configure Distributed Firewall and Gateway Firewall to protect east-west and north-south traffic
  • Explain advanced security enforcement with URL analysis, IDS, and partner service insertion
  • Integrate VMware Identity Manager™ or LDAP with NSX-T Data Center and configure role-based access control
  • Describe NSX-T Data Center Federation use-cases and architecture for switching, routing, and security

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VMware NSX-T Data Center Certification Key Features:

  • Our training modules have 50% -60% hands-on lab sessions to encourage Thinking-Based Learning (TBL).
  • Interactive-rich virtual and face-to-face classroom teaching to inculcate Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
  • VMware certified instructor-led training and mentoring sessions to develop Competency-Based Learning (CBL).
  • Well-structured use-cases to simulate challenges encountered in a Real-World environment.
  • Integrated teaching assistance and support through experts designed Learning Management System (LMS) and ExamReady platform.
  • Being a VMware Authorized Training Reseller, we offer authored curriculum that are at par with industry standards.

Who should attend this VMware NSX-T Data Center Course?

  • Experienced system administrators or network administrators.

VMware NSX-T Data Center Training Prerequisites:

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and network security and working experience with firewalls.
  • Working experience of enterprise switching and routing.

  • Solid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:

  • VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
  • VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

    VMware NSX-T Data Center Course Outline: Download Course Outline

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    • Introduce VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network vision
    • Discuss NSX-T Data Center solutions, use cases, and benefits
    • Explain NSX-T Data Center architecture and components
    • Describe VMware NSX® product portfolio and features
    • Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and function

    • Describe NSX Management Cluster
    • Deploy VMware NSX® Manager™ nodes on VMware ESXi and KVM hypervisors
    • Navigate through the NSX Manager UI
    • Explain data-plane components such as N-VDS, transport nodes, transport zones, profiles, and more
    • Perform transport node preparation and establish the data center infrastructure
    • Verify transport node status and connectivity

    • 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

    • 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 VMware 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
    • Enable ECMP on Tier-0 Gateway
    • Describe NSX Edge HA, failure detection, and failback modes

    • 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

    • Introduce the NSX-T Data Center security approach and model
    • Describe the micro-segmentation benefits and use cases
    • Describe the Distributed Firewall architecture, components, and function
    • Configure Distributed Firewall sections and rules
    • Describe the Gateway Firewall architecture, components, and function
    • Configure Gateway Firewall sections and rules
    • Describe URL analysis and distributed intrusion system importance and use-cases.
    • Describe the service insertion functionality for east-west and north-south security
    • Discuss the integration and benefits of partner security solutions with NSX-T Data Center

    • Describe NSX-T Data Center services
    • Explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) and NAT 64
    • Explain and configure DNS and DHCP services
    • Describe the load-balancing function, topologies, components, and use cases
    • Configure L4-L7 load balancing
    • Discuss the IPSec VPN and L2 VPN function and use cases
    • Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using NSX Manager UI

    • Explain the importance and functionality of VMware NSX® Intelligence™
    • Navigate through the NSX Topology UI and identify the various key elements in the UI
    • Discuss the importance and use-cases of alarms and events

    • 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
    • Explain the built-in roles in VMware Identity Manager and role assignment to users

    • 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 and routing functions


      • By earning this certification, you are trained to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment.
      • This course enables you on key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the NSX-T Data Center 3.0 release.
      • On successful completion of this training aspirants receive a Course Completion Certificate from us.
      • By successfully clearing the VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0] exam, aspirants earn VMware Certification.

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