VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.4]

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competence in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX® 6.4 environment.

Overview

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competence in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX® 6.4 environment. In this course, you are introduced to several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools. You will be presented with various types of technical problems, which you will identify, analyze, and solve through a systematic process.

Product Alignment

  • NSX 6.4
  • VMware vRealize® Network Insight™ 3.6
  • VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ 4.5

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking, including:
    • Switching and routing technologies (L2-3)
    • Network and application delivery services (L4-7)
  • Knowledge and working experience of vSphere
  • Knowledge and working experience of NSX installation, configuration, management, and operations

Before taking this course, you ought to take either the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course.

The VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) certification is recommended.

Who Should Attend?

  • Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere® 6.x

Course Outline

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Resources and references
  • Learning paths and certifications
  • 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
  • Discuss NSX operational requirements
  • Use the native NSX tools (such as the central CLI, the NSX dashboard, and Application Rule Manager) to solve various types of problems
  • Use vRealize Network Insight to identify and analyze problems
  • Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ Content Pack for NSX in troubleshooting and operations
  • Explain the NSX infrastructure and component communications
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Manager™ and the management plane
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Controller™ and the control plane
  • Troubleshoot problems in host preparation
  • Explain VXLAN and logical switching components
  • Verify the VXLAN and logical switch configuration and status
  • Identify and troubleshoot common layer 2 configuration errors
  • Use the GUI, the CLI, packet capture, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical switching problems
  • Describe the NSX logical routing architecture
  • Explain routing components, functions, and communications
  • Verify logical router configuration settings
  • Use packet capture on routers and perform packet walk
  • Use the GUI, the CLI, traceflow, and other tools to troubleshoot logical routing problems
  • Verify edge services (such as DHCP and DNS) configuration settings and operational status
  • Troubleshoot various types of VPN services (SSL VPN-Plus, L2 VPN, and IPsec VPN)
  • Verify the configuration and status of logical load balancers
  • Troubleshoot common load-balancing and high availability scenarios
  • Discuss the NSX distributed firewall architecture, components, communication channels, and features
  • Use the CLI and other tools to troubleshoot the configuration and operations of the NSX distributed firewall and the NSX Edge firewall
  • Explain and troubleshoot the Service Composer components and architecture
  • Troubleshoot common problems related to Identity Firewall
  • Examine Guest Introspection architecture, components, services, and operations
  • Verify Guest Introspection deployment configuration and functions, and troubleshoot common problems

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