VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage [v2.2]



This five-day course provides comprehensive training on how to administer a VMware NSX-T� environment. This course covers key VMware NSX� features and functionality offered in the NSX-T 2.2 release operating across layer 2 through layer 7 of the OSI model.


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


Experienced system or network administrators


Understanding of enterprise switching and routing

Learning Objectives

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

Understand NSX-T key features and functionality

Understand NSX-T architecture and component subsystems

Identify the differences between NSX-T and the NSX-V and VMware NSX� Multi-Hypervisor� platforms� Deploy and configure overlay layer 2 networks

Understand logical routing implementation and architecture enhancements

Understand distributed firewall implementation and policy rules

Gather relevant information from the NSX platform during troubleshooting scenarios

  1. NSX-T Introduction

Introductions and course logistics

Review course objectives


  1. Overview, Architecture, and Components of NSX-T Data Center

Describe NSX-T Data Center� platform features and advantages

List the capabilities of NSX-T Data Center platform

Explain the value proposition of NSX-T Data Center

Describe NSX-T Data Center Architecture planes

Describe NSX-T Data Center and Kubernetes integration features

Describe NSX-T Data Center and Pivotal Cloud Foundry integration features

Describe NSX-T Data Center and OpenShift integration features

Describe NSX Cloud� use cases

Explain NSX Cloud features and capabilities

Describe the NSX Cloud components and their roles and responsibilities


  1. Deploying NSX-T Data Center

Define the NSX-T Data Center deployment preparation

Identify the system requirements to deploy NSX-T Data Center

Identify ports and protocols

Identify and describe the NSX-T Data Center installation checklist

Describe the OVF deployment of NSX-T Data Manager

Explain how to power on the NSX-T Manager using a Compute Manager (VMware vCenter Server�)� Describe the process to check the NSX-T Manager status

Explain the methods to reboot the NSX-T Manager


  1. User and Role Management

Describe role-based Access Control and VMware Identity Manager�

Explain the integration of NSX-T with VMware Identity Manager

Explain authentication policies � Identify the four types of permissions

Describe the workflows of logical switching (MP, CCP, DP)

Describe the VMware Identity Manager built-in roles

Explain VMware Identity Manager Domains and User Attributes


  1. Logical Switching Networking Services

Explain the need for NSX-T Data Center Logical Switching feature

Describe various logical switching terminology

List the various types of logical switches available

Explain N-VDS implementation in ESXi and KVM

Explain the encapsulation protocol GENEVE implementation

Explain the Switch Security feature of NSX-T Logical Switching


  1. Logical Bridging Networking Services

Explain the function and purpose of logical bridging

Describe the scenarios for logical bridging


  1. Logical Routing Networking Services

Explain the function of NSX-T Logical Routing

Describe NSX-T multitier routing architectures

Explain north-south and east-west routing

Differentiate between dynamic and static routing

Describe the architecture of NSX-T two-tier routing

Explain the benefits of NSX-T two-tier routing for single- and multi-tenancy

Describe the form factors of NSX-T Edge nodes

Explain the purpose of Equal Cost Multipath routing


  1. Operational Services

Describe NSX-T Data Center services

Describe Source and Destination NAT

Describe NSX-T DNS and DHCP services

List the HA Modes available in NSX-T

Describe the load-balancing service of NSX-T

Explain Metadata Proxies


  1. Security Services

Describe NSX-T microsegmentation

Explain microsegmentation use cases

Explain microsegmentation design objectives

Describe the architecture of NSX-T firewalls

Explain the purpose and creation of firewall sections