1 - Course Introduction
Introductions and course logisticsOverview of modules and course objectives
2 - Troubleshooting Methodology
Recap of NSX-T Data Center architecture and componentsDevelop a structured troubleshooting approachDifferentiate between symptoms and root causesIdentify and isolate problems residing in various areasApply an appropriate methodology and procedure to troubleshooting
3 - NSX Management Cluster
Describe NSX Management ClusterIdentify the workflows involved in NSX Management Cluster formationIdentify, analyze, and troubleshoot the workflows and problems involved in NSX Manger and Control Cluster group formationsReview the log events for NSX Management ClusterValidate and troubleshoot the NSX Management Cluster formationIdentify the agents running on the NSX-T Data Center and validate the connection status
4 - Installation and Upgrade
Validate Manager Nodes Deployment Workflow and TroubleshootingReview Compute Manager (VMware vCenter®) Registration workflow and TroubleshootingExplain Host Preparation workflows for VMware ESXi and KVM (VIB/Package installation)Explain Transport Node Preparation workflows for ESXi and KVMUnderstand Upgrade Coordinator ArchitectureList upgrade Checklist and WorkflowsReview the upgrade process for NSX-T Data Center EnvironmentReview the troubleshooting methodology involved
5 - Logical Switching
Understand the deep-dive architecture for Logical SwitchingList the modules and processes involvedExplain the importance of N-VDS in Transport NodesReview and troubleshoot the working of GENEVE encapsulationReview the advanced architecture and workflows involved with OVSExplain the advanced workflows and troubleshooting methodologies involved in Logical Switching
6 - Logical Routing and Services
Review the deep-dive architecture for Logical Routing and Edge nodesExplain 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 RoutingIdentify common issues and troubleshooting methodologies involved for Logical RoutingIdentify, validate, and review common issues and troubleshooting techniques involved for NSX-T Load Balancers
7 - Security
Review the deep-dive architecture for Distributed FirewallExplain the advanced workflows involved with Distributed FirewallReview the deep-dive architecture for Gateway FirewallExplain the advanced workflows involved with Gateway FirewallIdentify common issues and troubleshooting methodologies involved for Distributed and Gateway Firewalls
8 - Operations and Tools
Review and perform the backup and restore of the NSX-T Data Center environmentExplain and validate the native troubleshooting tools (dashboards, traceflow, port connection tool, port mirroring) involved for troubleshooting the NSX-T Data Center environmentConfigure the syslog, IPFIX, and log collections for NSX-T Data Center EnvironmentExplain and validate the certificate management optionsValidate and review several APIs available for most common configurations involved in NSX-T Data Center
9 - Datapath Troubleshooting
Describe the components involved in the NSX-T Data Center DatapathVerify and validate the path of the packet on the NSX-T DatapathIdentify and perform packet captures at various points in DatapathUse nsxcli to retrieve several configurations involved in NSX-T Datapath
10 - Break-Fix Scenarios
Identify and isolate NSX-T Data Center related problems available in the SDDC based hands-on lab environmentUse CLI commands to verify the component configuration and status of several Datapath components in NSX-T Data CenterApply an appropriate methodology and procedure to troubleshooting and fix the problems in the lab environment
Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.
Who is it For?
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.