VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage


VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage

This comprehensive training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX. This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center platform, implementation use cases along with features of NSX, and functionality operating at Layer 2 through Layer 7 of the OSI model. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support the student’s understanding of VMware NSX features, functionality, and ongoing management and control. 

Target Audience

Experienced system administrators that specialize in networking.


System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systemsUnderstanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization.Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:Describe the evolution of the software-defined data centerDescribe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data centerDescribe data center prerequisites for NSX deploymentConfigure and deploy NSX components for management and controlDescribe basic NSX layer 2 networkingConfigure, deploy, and use logical switch networksConfigure and deploy NSX distributed router appliances to establish East-West connectivityConfigure and deploy VMware NSX Edge services gateway appliances to establish North-South connectivityConfigure and use all main features of the NSX Edge services gatewayConfigure NSX Edge firewall rules to restrict network trafficConfigure NSX distributed firewall rules to restrict network trafficUse role-based access to control user account privilegesUse activity monitoring to determine whether a security policy is effectiveConfigure service composer policies  

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
IntroductionCourse objectives
Section 2: VMware NSX Components for Management and Control
Introduction to VMware vSphere©_ VirtualizationEvolution of the software-defined data centerIntroduction to NSXVMware NSX ManagerNSX Controller cluster
Section 3: Logical Switch Networks
Ethernet fundamentalsVMware vSphere©_ Distributed Switch overviewSwitch link aggregationVLANVXLAN: Logical Switch NetworksVMware NSX Controller replication
Section 4: Routing with VMware NSX Edge Appliances
Routing protocols primerNSX logical routerNSX Edge services gateway
Section 5: Features of the VMware NSX Edge Services Gateway
Network address translationLoad balancingHigh availabilityVirtual private networking- Layer 2 VPN- IPsec VPN- SSL VPN-PlusVLAN-to-VXLAN bridging
Section 6: VMware NSX Security
NSX Edge firewallNSX distributed firewallRole-based access controlNSX data endpointFlow MonitoringService Composer