VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track (NSXFT)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Who should attend

Experienced system administrators that specialize in networking.


  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification.
  • A solid background in a Cisco-based infrastructure or NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.1].

Course Objectives

This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX™. This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center platform, implementation use cases along with features of NSX, 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 Ciscobased infrastructure in spine-leaf and traditional core-aggregateaccess architectures. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support the student’s understanding of NSX features, functionality, and on-going management and control.

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

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe features and benefits of NSX network virtualization
  • Identify prerequisites for NSX
  • Configure and deploy NSX management, control, and data plane components
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
  • Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks in a UCS environment
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus and UCS products and features that are relevant to NSX
  • Configure and deploy NSX distributed router to optimize East-West data center traffic flows
  • Configure and deploy VMware NSX Edge™ services gateway appliances
  • Configure and use NSX virtual private networks
  • Configure and use logical load balancing
  • Configure NSX Edge Firewall and Distributed Firewall policy rules
  • Configure Service Composer security groups and policies
  • Use role-based access to control user account privileges
  • Use activity monitoring to validate and create security policies
  • Describe how VMware vRealize™ Automation and NSX enable automated provisioning of IT services and networks
  • Design a NSX solution with Cisco Nexus and Cisco UCS

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • Software-Defined Data Center
  • vSphere Networking Fundamentals
  • Management and Control Planes
  • Logical Switch Networks
  • Nexus and UCS Architecture
  • Distributed Logical Router
  • NSX Edge Routing and High Availability
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Layer 2 Bridging
  • NSX Security
  • Operations
  • Automation
  • Extensibility and Design
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 4,990.- €
  • VMware Training Credits: 63 VTC
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

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20/11/2017 - 24/11/2017 Düsseldorf
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