This comprehensive, fast-paced training course is designed for advanced Cisco network administrators who want a comprehensive understanding of how to use VMware NSX™ in their enterprise. This course focuses on how to use the power of the NSX network virtualization and security platform. This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center, implementation, use cases, features, and functionality operating at layer 2 through layer 7 of the OSI model. Data center network architectures are examined to demonstrate how NSX intersects with and virtualizes functions of a Cisco-based infrastructure in spine-leaf and traditional core-aggregate-access architectures. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support your understanding of NSX features, functionality, and on-going management and control.

This course requires a solid background in a Cisco-based infrastructure. If you do not have this background, you should take the NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] course.


  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe Cisco Nexus and UCS products and features relevant to NSX
  • Describe NSX layer 2 networking
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks in a UCS environment
  • Configure and deploy NSX distributed routers to establish East-West connectivity
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX Edge™ services gateway appliances to establish North-South connectivity
  • Configure and use all the main features of the NSX Edge services gateway
  • Configure NSX Edge firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Configure NSX Distributed firewall rules to restrict network traffic
  • Use role-based access to control user account privileges

Intended Audience:

Experienced system administrators who specialize in networking

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

VMware NSX Components for Management and Control

  • Introduction to VMware vSphere® virtualization
  • Evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Introduction to NSX
  • VMware NSX Manager™
  • VMware NSX Controller™ cluster

Logical Switch Network

  • Ethernet fundamentals
  • Overview of VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
  • Link aggregation
  • VLAN
  • VXLAN: logical switch networks

Nexus and UCS Architecture

  • Cisco Nexus switching architecture
  • Cisco UCS connectivity architecture
  • Cisco UCS profiles

VMware NSX Routing

  • NSX routing
  • NSX logical router
  • Layer 2 bridging
  • NSX Edge services gateway

VMware NSX Edge Services Gateway Features

  • Network address translation
  • Load balancing
  • High availability
  • NSX Edge and VPN

VMware NSX Security

  • NSX Edge firewall
  • NSX Distributed firewall
  • Role-based access control
  • Service Composer
  • Security Monitoring

Extensibility and Design

  • NSX and Cisco design options

Duration : 5 Days

  • Experienced network administrators or system administrators with a strong background in networking
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification



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