VMware NSX-T Data Center: Multisite Deployments with Federation

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3 Days

18 CPD hours

This course is intended for

Network administrators, IT managers, VMware partners, and individuals responsible for implementing and managing the NSX-T Data Center Federation.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the Federation architecture and use cases
Deploy and configure Global Managers and sites
Import network components from the Local Manager to a Global Manager
Describe different topologies and deployment methods
Describe layer 2 connectivity
Describe East-West routing
Describe North-South routing
Configure security regions, groups, and rules
Describe various Disaster Recovery scenarios


This three-day, hands-on training course provides you with the knowledge and skills to achieve competency in deploying, configuring, and managing the VMware NSX-TTM Data Center Federation. This course first introduces you to the architecture of the NSX-T Data Center Federation and then covers all features and functionality offered in the Federation, including the deployment of logical switching, logical routing, and security policies across multiple sites. Finally, the course describes various disaster recovery scenarios for the Federation.

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Introduction to Federation
  • Describe the Federation and its use cases
  • Explain the Federation architecture
  • Describe the Federation components
  • Deploy and register active/standby Global Managers and sites
  • Import network components from a Local Manager to the Global Manager
Federation Deployment and Topologies
  • Explain different supported and non-supported topologies for the Federation
  • Describe different deployment methods for the Federation
  • Create and configure Remote Tunnel Endpoints (RTEs)
Configuring Federation Switching and Routing
  • Understand the prerequisites to configure stretched segments, Tier-1, and Tier-0 gateways
  • Configure stretched Tier-1 gateways
  • Configure stretched segments
  • Configure stretched Tier-0 uplinks
  • Configure stretched Tier-0 gateways
Federation Packet Walks
  • Describe layer 2 connectivity and MAC learning
  • Describe East-West packet walkthrough
  • Describe South-North packet walkthrough
Federation Security
  • Describe Federation security
  • Explain different configuration workflows for Federation security
  • Define Federation security components
  • Configure security groups, policies, and rules from the Global Manager
  • Discuss examples of groups in different spans
  • Discuss global rule realization examples
High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Describe high availability leading practices in the Federation
  • Describe failure and disaster recovery scenarios for the Federation
Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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