Duration

30 days.

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of the VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage course or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware NSX-T™ Data Center 3.2 or later. The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (2022) certification is recommended. The following knowledge is also beneficial:

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including switching and routing technologies (L2 through L3) and L2 through L7 firewall
  • Knowledge and working experience with VMware vSphere® environments
  • Knowledge and working experience with Kubernetes or VMware vSphere® with VMware Tanzu® environments

Skills Gained

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

  • Prepare your environment to upgrade to NSX 4.0.x
  • Migrate the N-VDS host switch to VDS from the UI, CLI, and API
  • Explain the architectural and operational enhancements of NSX and VMware NSX® Edge™ nodes
  • Install NSX using DPU-based acceleration hardware
  • Configure external management of NSX using IPv6 and BFDv6 on static routes and BGP sessions
  • Describe new user roles, role-bindings, and security policies in the NSX multitenancy model
  • Configure the distributed firewall to block malicious IPs and oversubscription behavior for IDS/IPS
  • Describe Malware Prevention and VMware NSX® Intelligence™ enhancements
  • Describe NSX Federation enhancements in brownfield onboarding, security, and L2 bridging

Who Can Benefit?

Network and security administrators, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for managing NSX environments

    Outline for VMware NSX: What's New [V4.0] - On Demand Training

    Outline

    Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    Infrastructure Preparation

    • Explain the VMware NSX name change
    • Enumerate the deprecated features in NSX 4.0.0.1
    • Describe the NSX upgrade enhancements
    • Describe the requirements to migrate the N-VDS host switch to VDS
    • Migrate the N-VDS host switch to VDS from the UI, CLI, or API

    NSX Architecture and Operations

    • Describe the performance benefits in introducing Envoy as a reverse proxy for NSX Manager
    • Explain the NSX multitenancy data model
    • Identify operational and CLI enhancements in NSX

    NSX Edge Enhancements

    • Describe the NSX Edge container-based architecture
    • Configure stateful active-active services on NSX Edge nodes
    • Perform Live Traffic Analysis on an NSX Edge node
    • Describe L3 Time-Series Metrics improvements and CLI enhancements for NSX Edge.

    DPU-Based Acceleration for VMware NSX

    • Describe the use cases and benefits of DPU-based acceleration
    • Explain the architectural components of a DPU
    • Describe the hardware and networking configurations supported with DPUs
    • Define the NSX features supported by DPUs
    • Install NSX using DPUs
    • Perform basic troubleshooting on DPUs

    IPv6 Enhancements

    • Explain IPv6 addressing
    • Describe the Neighbor Discovery Protocol in IPv6
    • Explain external management of NSX with IPv6
    • Configure BFDv6 on static routes and BGP sessions

    Security Enhancements

    • Describe new user roles, role-bindings, and security policies in the NSX multitenancy model
    • Configure the distributed firewall to block malicious IPs
    • Configure the oversubscription behavior for IDS/IPS
    • Describe the Malware Prevention enhancements
    • Describe the usability, visualization, and recommendation enhancements in NSX Intelligence

    Federation Enhancements

    • Describe the architecture of an NSX Federation environment and stretched networking and security capabilities
    • Identify use cases for LM brownfield onboarding
    • Describe NSX Federation Traceflow
    • Compare cross-location latency limitations in federated environments
    • Explain the benefits of L2 Bridging in NSX Federation
    • Describe distributed firewall improvements for NSX Federation

    Product Alignment

    • NSX 4.0.0.1 and NSX 4.0.1