VMware NSX-T: Install, Configure, Manage (NSXTICM)

Course Description Schedule

Course Overview

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 2.0 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.

Product Alignment

  • NSX-T 2.0

Who should attend

Experienced system or network administrators


  • Understanding of enterprise switching and routing
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP services
  • Experience with firewalls and firewall rule sets
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course
  • Understanding of the concepts presented in the VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX course

Course 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

Course Content

NSX-T Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Review course objectives
Architecture and Components
  • Describe the architecture of NSX-T
  • Identify the key components of NSX-T architecture
  • Explain the role of each component
  • Describe how the component subsystems interact
Installation and Upgrade
  • Install NSX-T
  • Configure NSX-T components
  • Identify upgrade paths
  • Describe the UI
Logical Switching
  • Explain logical switching terminology
  • Describe NSX host switching
  • Explain transport zones and logical switch wiring
  • Explain the concepts of MAC learning, Geneve overlay technology, IP discovery, and management (MP, CCP, DP)
  • Describe the workflows of logical switching (MP, CCP, DP)
  • Describe how BUM traffic is handled
  • Explain logical switching packet walks
  • Fetch important log files from the appropriate log locations
Logical Routing
  • Describe logical routing in NSX-T inclusive of its taxonomy, types, and components
  • Explain how wiring of logical routers works
  • Describe deployment architectures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of edge nodes and edge clusters
  • Describe logical routing topologies
  • Differentiate between NSX-T and NSX-V
  • Locate important log files
Advanced Logical Routing
  • Describe and deploy single- or two-tier routing models with tenant and provider services
  • Identify layer 3 packet flow in an NSX-T environment under various scenarios
  • Explain high availability for logical router components (active-active and active-passive)
  • List NAT types and NAT packet flows
NSX Security and Distributed Firewall
  • Describe the features and capabilities of the distributed firewall
  • Explain firewall architecture
  • Explain firewall rules and groupings
  • Describe the flow of rule provisioning and troubleshoot it
  • Switch security profiles
Operations, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
  • Check port connectivity between VMs
  • Check the flow of packets and mirror them
  • Capture packets and check their statistics
  • Configure the Syslog server and collect NSX-T logs
  • Back up and restore NSX-T service
Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 5 days

Dates and Booking
Online Training
Modality: U

Duration 5 days

Dates and Booking
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03/12/2018 - 07/12/2018 Paris guaranteed date!
03/12/2018 - 07/12/2018 Online Training Time zone: Europe/Amsterdam Course language: English guaranteed date!
17/12/2018 - 21/12/2018 Online Training Time zone: Europe/Amsterdam Course language: English
United Kingdom
26/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 Online Training Time zone: Europe/London Course language: English guaranteed date!
21/01/2019 - 25/01/2019 Online Training Time zone: Europe/London Course language: English
21/01/2019 - 25/01/2019 Staines upon Thames
18/02/2019 - 22/02/2019 Online Training Time zone: Europe/London Course language: English
29/04/2019 - 03/05/2019 Online Training Time zone: Europe/London Course language: English
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