VMware NSX-T Data Center Troubleshooting and Operations v2.4
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COURSE LENGTH: 5 Days

COURSE COST: $4525.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 5:00 p.m.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

VMware NSX-T Data Center: Troubleshooting and Operations is a five-day, hands-on training course which provides the students with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX-T Data Center environment. In this course, students are introduced to workflows of various networking and security constructs along with several operational and troubleshooting tools that help managing and troubleshooting your NSX-T Data Center. In addition, they are presented with various types of technical problems, which you will identify, analyze, and solve through a systematic process.

AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Experienced system administrators or network administrators
Network and Security professionals who work with enterprise and data center networks
Before taking this course, you should have completed the VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.4] 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 Virtualization (2019) certification is recommended.

  

*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or Exam. Course is subject to minimum enrollment. Course may run virtually as a Virtual Instructor-Led (VILT) VTEC Partner class if the minimum enrollment is not met.

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Course Objectives
Establish and apply a structured troubleshooting approach and methodology
Explain the NSX-T Data Center infrastructure components and the communications between them
Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to the NSX-T Data Center management, control, and data planes
Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to the NSX-T Data Center installation and upgrade
Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to the NSX-T Data Center logical switching, logical routing, and load balancer services
Identify, analyze, 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.

Module 1: Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Overview of modules and course objectives

Module 2: Troubleshooting Methodology
Recap of NSX-T Data Center architecture and components
Develop a structured troubleshooting approach
Differentiate between symptoms and root causes
Identify and isolate problems residing in various areas
Apply an appropriate methodology and procedure to troubleshooting

Module 3: NSX Management Cluster
Describe NSX Management Cluster
Identify the workflows involved in NSX Management Cluster formation
Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot the workflows and problems involved in NSX Manger and Control Cluster group formations
Review the log events for NSX Management Cluster
Validate and troubleshoot the NSX Management Cluster formation
Identify the agents running on the NSX-T Data Center and validate the connection status

Module 4: Installation and Upgrade
Validate Manager Nodes Deployment Workflow and Troubleshooting
Review Compute Manager (VMware vCenter®) Registration workflow and Troubleshooting
Explain Host Preparation workflows for VMware ESXi and KVM (VIB/Package installation)
Explain Transport Node Preparation workflows for ESXi and KVM
Understand Upgrade Coordinator Architecture
List upgrade Checklist and Workflows
Review the upgrade process for NSX-T Data Center Environment
Review the troubleshooting methodology involved

Module 5: Logical Switching
Understand the deep-dive architecture for Logical Switching
List the modules and processes involved
Explain the importance of N-VDS in Transport Nodes
Review and troubleshoot the working of GENEVE encapsulation
Review the advanced architecture and workflows involved with OVS
Explain the advanced workflows and troubleshooting methodologies involved in Logical Switching

Module 6: Logical Routing and Services
Review the deep-dive architecture for Logical Routing and Edge nodes
Explain the advanced workflows involved with Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateways.
Explain the HA modes and logical router placements.
Review and validate various logging methods and logging locations for Logical Routing
Identify common issues and troubleshooting methodologies involved for Logical Routing
Identify, validate, and review common issues and troubleshooting techniques involved for NSX-T Load Balancers

Module 7: Security
Review the deep-dive architecture for Distributed Firewall
Explain the advanced workflows involved with Distributed Firewall
Review the deep-dive architecture for Gateway Firewall
Explain the advanced workflows involved with Gateway Firewall
Identify common issues and troubleshooting methodologies involved for Distributed and Gateway Firewalls

Module 8: Operations and Tools
Review and perform the backup and restore of the NSX-T Data Center environment
Explain and validate the native troubleshooting tools (dashboards, traceflow, port connection tool, port mirroring) involved for troubleshooting the NSX-T Data Center environment
Configure the syslog, IPFIX, and log collections for NSX-T Data Center Environment
Explain and validate the certificate management options
Validate and review several APIs available for most common configurations involved in NSX-T Data Center

Module 9: Datapath Troubleshooting
Describe the components involved in the NSX-T Data Center Datapath
Verify and validate the path of the packet on the NSX-T Datapath
Identify and perform packet captures at various points in Datapath
Use nsxcli to retrieve several configurations involved in NSX-T Datapath

Module 10: Break-Fix Scenarios
Identify and isolate NSX-T Data Center related problems available in the SDDC based hands-on lab environment
Use CLI commands to verify the component configuration and status of several Datapath components in NSX-T Data Center
Apply an appropriate methodology and procedure to troubleshooting and fix the problems in the lab environment