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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