VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track


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VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Network Virtualization

Course Details

The fast-paced VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX. This course addresses NSX as a part of the software-defined Data Center, implementation use cases and features of NSX, and functionality operating at layer 2 through layer 7 of the OSI model.
You will also examine Data Center network architectures to demonstrate how NSX intersects with and virtualizes functions of a Cisco-based infrastructure in spine-leaf and traditional core-aggregate-access architectures. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support your understanding of NSX features, functionality, and ongoing management and control.
Product Alignment
  • NSX 6.2
  • VMware vSphere® 6


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

  • Describe the software-defined Data Center
  • Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined Data Center
  • Describe the features and benefits of NSX network virtualization
  • Identify prerequisites for NSX
  • Configure and deploy NSX management, control, and data plane components
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
  • Describe advanced networking products and features that are relevant to NSX
  • Configure and deploy the NSX distributed router to optimize east-west Data Center traffic flows
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway appliances
  • Explore advanced routing designs that optimize north-south traffic flows
  • Configure and use NSX virtual private networks
  • Configure and use logical load balancing
  • Configure NSX Edge firewall and distributed firewall policy rules
  • Configure Service Composer security groups and policies
  • Use role-based access to control user account privileges
  • Use activity monitoring to validate and create security policies
  • Design an NSX solution that considers rack design and advanced networking capabilities


  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. Evolution of the Software-Defined Data Center
    • Evolution of the software-defined Data Center
    • Introduction to vSphere
    • Introduction to network virtualization
    • vSphere networking
  3. Management and Control Components
    • VMware NSX® Manager™
    • VMware NSX® Controller™ clusters
  4. Integrating vSphere and Physical Networking
    • Virtual and physical network integration
    • NSX preparation
  5. NSX Logical Networking and VXLAN
    • VXLAN overview and NSX switching
    • NSX replication modes and frame walk
  6. NSX Logical Routing
    • IP routing fundamentals
    • Overview of routing protocols
    • Distributed logical router
    • Edge gateway routing
  7. NSX Layer 2 Bridging
    • NSX software bridging
    • Distributed logical router and bridging
    • Bridging packet flow
    • Bridging use case and examples
    • Hardware bridging
  8. Additional Edge Gateway Services
    • Network address translation
    • Network load balancing
    • Virtual private networking
    • Edge services gateway high availability
  9. NSX Firewall and Security Services
    • NSX security overview
    • NSX Edge firewall
    • NSX distributed firewall
    • NSX identity-based firewall
    • Service Composer
    • Data security and activity monitoring
    • NSX data security
  10. NSX Operations and Monitoring Tools
    • Backup and availability
    • Role-based access control
    • Monitoring tools
    • Flow monitoring
  11. Multi-vCenter NSX
    • Introduction to multi-vCenter NSX
    • Multi-vCenter NSX deployment models
  12. VMware NSX and Design
    • NSX designs: infrastructure
    • NSX designs: advanced network protocols

Target Audience

  • Experienced system administrators who specialize in networking.


  • System administration experience with Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification.
  • A solid background in a Cisco-based infrastructure or physical networking infrastructure.
This course prepares you for the following certification: