3 days.


Before taking this course, you should complete the VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0] course. You should also have the following understanding or knowledge:

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including switching and routing technologies (L2-L3) and L2-L7 firewall
  • Knowledge and working experience of VMware vSphere® environments
  • The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (2021) certification is recommended.

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe the Federation architecture and use cases
  • Deploy and configure Global Managers and sites
  • Import network components from the Local Manager to a Global Manager
  • Describe different topologies and deployment methods
  • Describe layer 2 connectivity
  • Describe East-West routing
  • Describe North-South routing
  • Configure security regions, groups, and rules
  • Describe various Disaster Recovery scenarios

Who Can Benefit?

Network administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing the NSX-T Data Center Federation.

    Outline for VMware NSX-T Data Center: Multisite Deployments with Federation Training


    Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    Introduction to Federation

    • Describe the Federation and its use cases
    • Explain the Federation architecture
    • Describe the Federation components
    • Deploy and register active/standby Global Managers and sites
    • Import network components from a Local Manager to the Global Manager

    Federation Deployment and Topologies

    • Explain different supported and non-supported topologies for the Federation
    • Describe different deployment methods for the Federation
    • Create and configure Remote Tunnel Endpoints (RTEs)

    Configuring Federation Switching and Routing

    • Understand the prerequisites to configure stretched segments, Tier-1, and Tier-0 gateways
    • Configure stretched Tier-1 gateways
    • Configure stretched segments
    • Configure stretched Tier-0 uplinks
    • Configure stretched Tier-0 gateways

    Federation Packet Walks

    • Describe layer 2 connectivity and MAC learning
    • Describe East-West packet walkthrough
    • Describe South-North packet walkthrough

    Federation Security

    • Describe Federation security
    • Explain different configuration workflows for Federation security
    • Define Federation security components
    • Configure security groups, policies, and rules from the Global Manager
    • Discuss examples of groups in different spans
    • Discuss global rule realization examples

    High Availability and Disaster Recovery

    • Describe high availability leading practices in the Federation
    • Describe failure and disaster recovery scenarios for the Federation