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VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V3.2]

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Duration

5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

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

Overview

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
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-T Data Center requirements
Create a VMware NSX® Manager™ cluster design
Create a VMware NSX® Edge™ cluster design to support traffic and service requirements in NSX-T Data Center
Design logical switching and routing
Recognize NSX-T Data Center 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-T Data Center infrastructure across multiple sites
Describe the factors that drive performance in NSX-T Data Center

Description

This five-day course provides comprehensive training on considerations and practices to design a VMware NSX-T Data Center environment as part of a software-defined data center strategy. This course prepares the student with the skills to lead the design of NSX-T Data Center offered in release 3.2, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The student gains a deeper understanding of the NSX-T Data Center architecture and how it can be used to create solutions to address the customer's business needs.

Course Introduction
  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Design Concepts
  • Identify design terms
  • Describe framework and project methodology
  • Describe VMware Validated 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-T Data Center 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, VMware vSphere© Network I/O Control 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 NSX-T Data Center 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 VRF Lite requirements and considerations
  • Identify the typical NSX scalable architectures
NSX Security Design
  • Identify different security features available in NSX-T Data Center
  • 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-T Data Center security best practices
NSX Network Services
  • Identify the stateful services available in different edge cluster high availability modes
  • Describe failover detection mechanisms
  • Explain the design considerations for integrating VMware NSX© Advanced Load Balancer with NSX-T Data Center
  • Describe stateful and stateless NSX-T Data Center NAT
  • Identify benefits of NSX-T Data Center DHCP
  • Identify benefits of metadata proxy
  • Describe IPSec VPN and L2 VPN
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
  • Describe a typical design for a KVM compute hypervisor with two pNICs
  • Differentiate dedicated and collapsed cluster approaches to SDDC design
NSX Multilocation Design
  • Explain scale considerations in an NSX-T Data Center 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 Federation disaster recovery designs
NSX Optimization
  • 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 N-VDS enhanced datapath modes and use cases
  • List the key performance factors for compute nodes and NSX Edge nodes
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Delivery by TDSynex, Exit Certified and New Horizons an VMware Authorised Training Centre (VATC)

Nexus Humans VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V3.2] training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

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Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

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