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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

VMware NSX-T Data Center: Troubleshooting and Operations

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $6347 inc GST
  • Version 3.0
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Why study this course

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX-TTM Data Center environment.

In this course, you are introduced to workflows of various networking and security constructs along with several operational and troubleshooting tools that help you manage and troubleshoot your NSX-T Data Center.

In addition, you are presented with various types of technical problems, which you will identify, analyse, and solve through a systematic process.

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• NSX-T Data Center 3.0

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What you’ll learn

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

  • Establish and apply a structured troubleshooting approach and methodology

  • Explain the NSX-T Data Center infrastructure components and the communications between them

  • Identify, analyse, and troubleshoot problems related to the NSX-T Data Center management, control, and data planes

  • Identify, analyse, and troubleshoot problems related to the NSX-T Data Center installation and upgrade

  • Identify, analyse, and troubleshoot problems related to the NSX-T Data Center logical switching, logical routing, and load balancer services

  • Identify, analyse, and troubleshoot network security problems related to the NSX-T Data Center Distributed firewall and Gateway firewall.

  • Identify the components and packet flows involved in the NSX-T Data Center Datapath and troubleshoot various problems that could occur in the Datapath

  • List the native tools available in NSX-T Data Center to identify and troubleshoot the problems related to NSX-T Data Center environment.


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Who is the course for?

  • Experienced system administrators or network administrators

  • Network and Security professionals who work with enterprise and data center networks


Course subjects

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

2. NSX-T Data Center Operations and Tools

  • Explain and validate the native troubleshooting tools (dashboards, traceflow, port mirroring) for the NSX-T Data Center environment

  • Configure syslog, IPFIX, and log collections for the NSX-T Data Center environment

  • Integrate NSX-T Data Center with vRealize Log insight and vRealize Network Insight

  • Validate and review the APIs methods available to configure the NSX-T Data Center environment

3. Troubleshooting the NSX Management Cluster

  • Describe the NSX Management cluster architecture, components, and communication channels

  • Identify the workflows involved in configuring the NSX Management cluster

  • Validate and troubleshoot the NSX Management cluster formation

4. Troubleshooting Infrastructure Preparation

  • Describe the data plane architecture, components, and communication channels

  • Explain and troubleshoot VMware ESXiTM transport node preparation issues

  • Explain and troubleshoot KVM transport node preparation issues

  • Explain and troubleshoot VMware NSX® Edge™ transport node preparation issues

5. Troubleshooting Logical Switching

  • Understand the architecture of logical switching

  • List the modules and processes involved in configuring logical switching

  • Explain the importance of N-VDS and VDS in transport nodes

  • Review the architecture and workflows involved in configuring OVS

  • Identify and troubleshoot common logical switching issues

6. Troubleshooting Logical Routing

  • Review the architecture of logical routing and NSX Edge nodes

  • Explain the workflows involved in the configuration of Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateways

  • Explain the HA modes and logical router placements

  • Identify and troubleshoot common logical routing issues

7. Troubleshooting Security

  • Review the architecture of the distributed firewall

  • Explain the workflows involved in configuring the distributed firewall

  • Review the architecture of the Gateway firewall

  • Explain the workflows involved in configuring the Gateway firewall

  • Identify and troubleshoot common distributed firewall and Gateway firewall issues

  • Describe the architecture and workflows of North-South and East-West Service Insertion

  • Troubleshoot North-South and East-West service insertion

  • Describe the architecture and workflows of endpoint protection

  • Troubleshoot endpoint protection

8. Troubleshooting Load Balancing and VPN Services

  • Review load balancer architecture and components

  • Identify and troubleshoot common load balancing issues

  • Review of IPsec and L2 VPN architecture and components

  • Identify and troubleshoot common IPsec and L2 VPN issues

9. NSX-T Data Center Upgrade

  • Review and perform the backup and restore of the NSX-T Data Center environment

  • Identify the proper sequence of steps to upgrade NSX-T Data Center

  • Describe the necessary pre-upgrade and post-upgrade checks

  • Understand the upgrade coordinator architecture

  • Review and troubleshoot the upgrade process for NSX-T Data Center environment

10. Datapath Walkthrough

  • Verify and validate the path of the packet on the NSX-T datapath (East-West and North-South)

  • Identify and perform packet captures at various points in the datapath

  • Use nsxcli to retrieve several configurations involved in the NSX-T datapath


Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have completed the VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0] course.

You should also have the following understanding or knowledge:

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols

  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including:

    • Switching and routing technologies (L2-L3)

    • Network and application delivery services (L4-L7)

  • Knowledge and working experience of VMware vSphere® environments and KVM-based environments

The VMware Certified Professional - Network Virtualisation (2020) certification is recommended.


Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.



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