Duration

3 days.

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe the NSX Advanced Load Balancer components and main functions
  • Describe NSX Advanced Load Balancer Global Server Load Balancing architecture
  • Explain NSX Advanced Load Balancer key features and benefits
  • Understand and apply a Global Server Load Balancing design framework
  • Deploy and configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer Global Server Load Balancing infrastructure
  • Explain and Configure Global Server Load Balancing Application components such as Global Server Load Balancing Service, Global Server Load Balancing Pools and Health Monitors with related components
  • Gather relevant information and perform basic troubleshooting of Global Server Load Balancing applications leveraging built-in NSX Advanced Load Balancer tooling
  • Describe and Configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer application and infrastructure monitoring

Who Can Benefit?

  • Experienced system administrators or network administrators
  • Network professionals who have experience working with VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer and are responsible for designing or deploying Application Delivery Controllers solutions

Outline for VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer: Global Server Load Balancing Design and Deploy Training

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to NSX Advanced Load Balancer

  • Introduce NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  • Discuss NSX Advanced Load Balancer use cases and benefits
  • Explain NSX Advanced Load Balancer architecture and components
  • Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and functions

Virtual Services Configuration Concepts

  • Explain Virtual Service components
  • Explain Virtual Service types
  • Explain and configure basic virtual services components such as Application Profiles, Network Profiles, Pools and Health Monitors

DNS Foundations

  • Review, discuss and explain DNS fundamentals
  • Describe NSX Advanced Load Balancer DNS and IPAM providers

Global Server Load Balancing

  • Introduce Global Server Load Balancing concepts and benefits
  • Explain and configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer infrastructure
  • Explain and configure DNS Virtual Service components
  • Explain and configure GSLB Service Engine Group
  • Describe and configure GSLB Sites
  • Explain and configure basic GSLB Services, to include pools and health monitors
  • Describe GSLB Service Load Balancing algorithms
  • Explain and configure Data and Control Plane-based Health Monitors
  • Describe GSLB Health Monitor Proxy

Global Server Load Balancing Advanced Topics

  • Explain and configure advanced GSLB service properties such as different type of pool members, Host Header and TLS SNI extensions handling within GSLB Health Monitors
  • Describe EDNS Client Subnet
  • Describe Geo-aware Global Server Load Balancing
  • Design and configure Geo-aware Global Server Load Balancing
  • Describe and leverage DNS Policies to customize client experience
  • Explain and configure Topology-aware Global Server Load Balancing
  • Explain and configure GSLB 3rd party sites
  • Describe GSLB Health Monitor sharding
  • Describe GSLB Service Engine sizing implications

Troubleshooting NSX Advanced Load Balancer GSLB Solution

  • Introduce Infrastructure and Application troubleshooting Concepts
  • Describe Control Plane and Data Plane-based troubleshooting
  • Describe GSLB Infrastructure troubleshooting
  • Describe GSLB Services troubleshooting
  • Explain Health Monitors troubleshooting
  • Describe Geo-aware and Topology-based GSLB Services troubleshooting
  • Explain Application Analytics and Logs
  • Describe Client Logs analysis
  • Leverage CLI for advanced data plane troubleshooting

Monitoring NSX Advanced Load Balancer Solution

  • Describe NSX Advanced Load Balancer Events
  • Describe and configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer Alerts
  • Describe NSX Advanced Load Balancer monitoring capabilities leveraging SNMP, Syslog and Email

Product Alignment

  • NSX Advanced Load Balancer 18.2