EDU-NSXD4

VMware NSX: Design [V4.x] Training

This five-day course provides comprehensive training on considerations and practices to design a VMware NSX® environment as part of a software-defined data center strategy. This course prepares the student with the skills to lead the design of an NSX environment, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The student gains a deeper understanding of the NSX architecture and how it can be used to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.
Course Details

Duration

5 days

Prerequisites

  • Complete the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V4.0] course
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking and security, including:
  • Switching and routing technologies (L2 and L3)
  • Network and application delivery services (L4 through L7)
  • Firewalling (L4 through L7)
  • vSphere environments
  • The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization certification is recommended.

Target Audience

Network and security architects and consultants who design the enterprise and data center networks and NSX environments

Skills Gained

  • Describe and apply a design framework
  • Apply a design process for gathering requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
  • Design a VMware vSphere® virtual data center to support NSX requirements
  • Create a VMware NSX® Manager™ cluster design
  • Create a VMware NSX® Edge™ cluster design to support traffic and service requirements in NSX
  • Design logical switching and routing
  • Recognize NSX security best practices
  • Design logical network services
  • Design a physical network to support network virtualization in a software-defined data center
  • Create a design to support the NSX infrastructure across multiple sites
  • Describe the factors that drive performance in NSX
Course Outline
  • NSX Design Concepts
    • Identify design terms
    • Describe framework and project methodology
    • Describe the role of VMware Cloud Foundation™ in NSX design
    • Identify customers’ requirements, assumptions, constraints, and risks
    • Explain the conceptual design
    • Explain the logical design
    • Explain the physical design
  • NSX Architecture and Components
    • Recognize the main elements in the NSX architecture
    • Describe the NSX management cluster and the management plane
    • Identify the functions and components of management, control, and data planes
    • Describe the NSX Manager sizing options
    • Recognize the justification and implication of NSX Manager cluster design decisions
    • Identify the NSX management cluster design options
  • NSX Edge Design
    • Explain the leading practices for edge design
    • Describe the NSX Edge VM reference designs
    • Describe the bare-metal NSX Edge reference designs
    • Explain the leading practices for edge cluster design
    • Explain the effect of stateful services placement
    • Explain the growth patterns for edge clusters
    • Identify design considerations when using L2 bridging services
  • NSX Logical Switching Design
    • Describe concepts and terminology in logical switching
    • Identify segment and transport zone design considerations
    • Identify virtual switch design considerations
    • Identify uplink profile and transport node profile design considerations
    • Identify Geneve tunneling design considerations
    • Identify BUM replication mode design considerations
  • NSX Logical Routing Design
    • Explain the function and features of logical routing
    • Describe the NSX single-tier and multitier routing architectures
    • Identify guidelines when selecting a routing topology
    • Describe the BGP and OSPF routing protocol configuration options
    • Explain gateway high availability modes of operation and failure detection mechanisms
    • Identify how multitier architectures provide control over stateful service location
    • Identify EVPN requirements and design considerations
    • Identify VRF Lite requirements and considerations
    • Identify the typical NSX scalable architectures
  • NSX Security Design
    • Identify different security features available in NSX
    • Describe the advantages of an NSX Distributed Firewall
    • Describe the use of NSX Gateway Firewall as a perimeter firewall and as an intertenant firewall
    • Determine a security policy methodology
    • Recognize the NSX security best practices
  • NSX Network Services
    • Identify the stateful services available in different edge cluster high availability modes
    • Describe failover detection mechanisms
    • Compare NSX NAT solutions
    • Explain how to select DHCP and DNS services
    • Compare policy-based and route-based IPSec VPN
    • Describe an L2 VPN topology that can be used to interconnect data centers
    • Explain the design considerations for integrating VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™ with NSX
  • Physical Infrastructure Design
    • Identify the components of a switch fabric design
    • Assess Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch fabric design implications
    • Review guidelines when designing top-of-rack switches
    • Review options for connecting transport hosts to the switch fabric
    • Describe typical designs for VMware ESXi™ compute hypervisors with two pNICs
    • Describe typical designs for ESXi compute hypervisors with four or more pNICs
    • Differentiate dedicated and collapsed cluster approaches to SDDC design
  • NSX Multilocation Design
    • Explain scale considerations in an NSX multisite design
    • Describe the main components of the NSX Federation architecture
    • Describe the stretched networking capability in Federation
    • Describe stretched security use cases in Federation
    • Compare the Federation disaster recovery designs
  • NSX Optimization and DPU-Based Acceleration
    • Describe Geneve Offload
    • Describe the benefits of Receive Side Scaling and Geneve Rx Filters
    • Explain the benefits of SSL Offload
    • Describe the effect of Multi-TEP, MTU size, and NIC speed on throughput
    • Explain the available enhanced datapath modes and use cases
    • List the key performance factors for compute nodes and NSX Edge nodes
    • Describe DPU-Based Acceleration
    • Define the NSX features supported by DPUs
    • Describe the hardware and networking configurations supported with DPUs
  • Product Alignment
    • VMware NSX 4.1.0
Upcoming Course Dates
USD $4,625
Online Virtual Class
Scheduled
Date: May 20 - 24, 2024
Time: 12 PM - 8 PM ET
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USD $4,625
Online Virtual Class
Scheduled
Date: Aug 26 - 30, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET
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The course you are registering for is being delivered by our sister company - ExitCertified. All logistics related to course delivery will be managed by the ExitCertified team. If you have a dedicated Web Age representative, please feel to reach out to them with any questions/concerns you may have.

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USD $4,625
Online Virtual Class
Scheduled
Date: Dec 2 - 6, 2024
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM ET
Partner Registration

The course you are registering for is being delivered by our sister company - ExitCertified. All logistics related to course delivery will be managed by the ExitCertified team. If you have a dedicated Web Age representative, please feel to reach out to them with any questions/concerns you may have.

You'll now be redirected to https://www.exitcertified.com to complete the enrollment process.