NSXICM4 — VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage v4.x


NSXICM4 - VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage v4.x

Course Overview

This five-day, fast-paced course provides comprehensive training to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX® environment. This course covers key features and functionality offered in the NSX and NSX 4.0.1 releases, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and security services, firewalls and advanced threat prevention, and more.

Product Alignment

NSX 4.0.1

Who should attend

Experienced security administrators or network administrators


This course is part of the following Certifications:

VMware Certified Professional ‒ Network Virtualization 2023


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

Course Objectives

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

Describe the architecture and main components of NSX
Explain the features and benefits of NSX
Deploy the NSX Management cluster and VMware NSX® Edge™ nodes
Prepare VMware ESXi™ hosts to participate in NSX 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
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

Course Content

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

VMware Virtual Cloud Network and VMware NSX

Introduce the VMware Virtual Cloud Network vision
Describe the NSX product portfolio
Discuss NSX features, use cases, and benefits
Explain NSX architecture and components
Explain the management, control, data, and consumption planes and their functions.

Preparing the NSX Infrastructure

Deploy VMware NSX® ManagerTM nodes on ESXi hypervisors
Navigate through the NSX UI
Explain data plane components such as N-VDS/VDS, transport nodes, transport zones, profiles, and more
Perform transport node preparation and configure the data plane infrastructure
Verify transport node status and connectivity
Explain DPU-based acceleration in NSX
Install NSX using DPUs

NSX 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 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 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 single-tier and multitier packet flows
Configure static routing and dynamic routing, including BGP and OSPF
Enable ECMP on a Tier-0 gateway
Describe NSX Edge HA, failure detection, and failback modes
Configure VRF Lite

NSX 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 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 Advanced Threat Prevention

Explain NSX IDS/IPS and its use cases
Configure NSX IDS/IPS
Deploy 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 VMware 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 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 UI

NSX User and Role Management

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

NSX Federation

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

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Длительность: 5 дней (40 часов)
Код курса: NSXICM4

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