30 days.


  • 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 with VMware vSphere® environments
  • Knowledge and working experience with Kubernetes or vSphere with VMware Tanzu™ environments
  • Solid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses: VMware Virtual Cloud Network: Core Technical Skills, VMware Data Center Virtualization: Core Technical Skills, Kubernetes Fundamentals

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe the architecture and main components of NSX-T Data Center
  • Explain the features and benefits of NSX-T Data Center
  • Deploy the NSX Management cluster and VMware NSX® Edge™ nodes
  • Prepare VMware ESXi™ and KVM hosts to participate in NSX-T Data Center networking
  • Create and configure segments for layer 2 forwarding
  • Create and configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateways for logical routing
  • Use distributed and gateway firewall policies to filter east-west and north-south traffic in NSX-T Data Center
  • Configure Advanced Threat Prevention features
  • Configure network services on NSX Edge nodes
  • Use VMware Identity Manager and LDAP to manage users and access
  • Explain the use cases, importance, and architecture of Federation

Who Can Benefit?

Experienced security administrators or network administrators

    Outline for VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.2]-On Demand Training


    Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX-T Data Center

    • Introduce the VMware Virtual Cloud Network vision
    • Discuss NSX-T Data Center solutions, use cases, and benefits
    • Explain NSX-T Data Center architecture and components
    • Describe the VMware NSXTM product portfolio and features
    • Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and function

    Preparing the NSX-T Data Center Infrastructure

    • Describe NSX Management Cluster
    • Deploy VMware NSXTM ManagerTM nodes on VMware ESXi and KVM hypervisors
    • Navigate through the NSX Manager UI
    • Explain data-plane components such as N-VDS/VDS, transport nodes, transport zones, profiles, and more
    • Perform transport node preparation and establish the data center infrastructure
    • Verify transport node status and connectivity

    NSX-T Data Center Logical Switching

    • Introduce key components and terminology in logical switching
    • Describe the function and types of L2 segments
    • Explain tunneling and the GENEVE encapsulation
    • Configure logical segments and attach hosts using NSX Manager UI
    • Describe the function and types of segment profiles
    • Create segment profiles and apply them to segments and ports
    • Explain the function of MAC, ARP, and TEP tables used in packet forwarding
    • Demonstrate L2 unicast packet flow
    • Explain ARP suppression and BUM traffic handling

    NSX-T Data Center Logical Routing

    • Describe the logical routing function and use cases
    • Introduce the two-tier routing architecture, topologies, and components
    • Explain the Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateway functions
    • Describe the logical router components: Service Router and Distributed Router
    • Discuss the architecture and function of NSX Edge nodes
    • Discuss deployment options of NSX Edge nodes
    • Configure NSX Edge nodes and create NSX Edge clusters
    • Configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateways
    • Examine the single-tier and multitier packet flow
    • Configure static routing and dynamic routing, including BGP and OSPF
    • Enable ECMP on Tier-0 Gateway
    • Describe NSX Edge HA, failure detection, and failback modes
    • Configure VRF Lite

    NSX-T Data Center Bridging

    • Describe the function of logical bridging
    • Discuss the logical bridging use cases
    • Compare routing and bridging solutions
    • Explain the components of logical bridging
    • Create bridge clusters and bridge profiles

    NSX-T Data Center Firewalls

    • Describe NSX segmentation
    • Identify the steps to enforce Zero-Trust with NSX segmentation
    • Describe the Distributed Firewall architecture, components, and function
    • Configure Distributed Firewall sections and rules
    • Configure the Distributed Firewall on VDS
    • Describe the Gateway Firewall architecture, components, and function
    • Configure Gateway Firewall sections and rules

    NSX-T Data Center Advanced Threat Prevention

    • Explain NSX IDS/IPS and its use cases
    • Configure NSX IDS/IPS
    • Deploy the NSX Application Platform
    • Identify the components and architecture of NSX Malware Prevention
    • Configure NSX Malware Prevention for east-west and north-south traffic
    • Describe the use cases and architecture of NSX Intelligence
    • Identify the components and architecture of VMware NSX® Network Detection and Response™
    • Use NSX Network Detection and Response to analyze network traffic events.

    NSX-T Data Center Services

    • Describe NSX-T Data Center services
    • Explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Explain and configure DNS and DHCP services
    • Describe VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™ architecture, components, topologies, and use cases.
    • Configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer
    • Discuss the IPSec VPN and L2 VPN function and use cases
    • Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using the NSX Manager UI

    NSX-T Data Center User and Role Management

    • Describe the function and benefits of VMware Identity Manager™ in NSX-T Data Center
    • Integrate VMware Identity Manager with NSX-T Data Center
    • Integrate LDAP with NSX-T Data Center
    • Identify the various types of users, authentication policies, and permissions
    • Use role-based access control to restrict user access

    NSX-T Data Center Federation

    • Introduce the NSX-T Data Center Federation key concepts, terminology, and use-cases.
    • Explain the onboarding process of NSX-T Data Center Federation
    • Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation switching and routing functions.
    • Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation security concepts.

    Product Alignment

    • VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.2