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. In this course, you will be presented with various types of technical problems. You will learn how to identify the problems and solve them through a systematic process. You will also be introduced to several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools.

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Course Introduction
Introduction and course logistics
Course objectives
Resources and references
Learning paths and certifications

Troubleshooting Methodology
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


NSX Troubleshooting and Operational Tools
Discuss NSX operational requirements
Use the native NSX tools (such as the central CLI, NSX dashboard, Application Rule Manager, and more) to solve various types of problems
Use vRealize Network Insight to identify and analyze problems
Use vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX in troubleshooting and operations

Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure
Explain the NSX infrastructure and component communications
Troubleshoot NSX Manager and the management plane
Troubleshoot NSX Controller and the control plane
Troubleshoot problems in host preparation


Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Switches
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 various logical switching problems


Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Routers
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 various logical routing problems


Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Edge Services
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


Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Security Services
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


*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Establish and apply a structured approach and methodology for troubleshooting
  • Explain the native NSX tools, VMware vRealize® Suite tools, and partner tools that are useful for monitoring, troubleshooting, and operations
  • Explain the NSX infrastructure components and the communications between them
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to the NSX management, control, and data planes
  • Identify, analyze and troubleshoot problems related to NSX logical switching, logical routing, and VMware NSX® Edge™ services
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot network security problems related to the NSX distributed firewall and the NSX Edge firewall
  • An understanding of Layers 2 through 3 networking protocols, as well as switching and routing methodology
  • An understanding of Layers 4 through 7 network services
  • An understanding of the concepts presented in the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage course (3628) or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course, (3258) or equivalent networking and vSphere experience
  • VCP6-NV certification is recommended but not required

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