VMware NSX-T Data Center: Troubleshooting and Operations [v2.4]


Duration: 5 Days

During this five-day boot camp, students will gain advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to operate and troubleshoot a VMware NSX-T Data Center environment. The introduction will be given to workflows of various networking and security constructs. Along with several operational and troubleshooting tools that help manage and troubleshoot an NSX-T Data Center.

Upon completion of this Boot camp, students will be able to:

  • 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 service
  • 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 the NSX-T Data Center environment

This boot camp is intended for

  • Experienced System Administrators
  • Experienced Network Administrator


It is recommended that students have prior knowledge of or training in:

  • VMWare NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage v2.4
  • 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

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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Module 1: NSX-T Data Center Architecture

  • Review of Virtual Cloud Network Framework
  • Recap of NSX-T Data Center Architecture and components


Module 2: Approach to Troubleshooting

  • Develop a structured approach to troubleshooting
  • Differentiate between symptoms and root causes
  • Identify and isolate problems residing in various areas
  • Apply an appropriate methodology and procedure to troubleshooting


Module 3: Troubleshooting the NSX Management Cluster

  • Describe the NSX Management cluster architecture, components, and communication channels
  • Identify the workflows involved in configuring the NSX Management cluster
  • Validate and troubleshoot the NSX Management Cluster formation


Module 4: Troubleshooting Infrastructure Preparation

  • Explain and troubleshoot ESXi Transport Node Preparation issues
  • Explain and troubleshoot KVM Transport Node preparation issues
  • Explain and troubleshoot NSX Edge Transport Node Preparation issues


Module 5: Troubleshooting Logical Switching

  • Understand the architecture of Logical Switching
  • List the modules and processes involved in configuring Logical Switching
  • Explain the importance of N-VDS in Transport Nodes
  • Explain the GENEVE protocol and GENEVE header format
  • Review the architecture and workflows involved in configuring OVS
  • Identify and troubleshoot common Logical Switching issues
  • Module 6: Troubleshooting Logical Routing
  • Review the architecture of Logical Routing and NSX Edge nodes
  • Explain the workflows involved in the configuration of Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateways
  • Explain the HA modes and logical router placements
  • Identify and troubleshoot common Logical Routing issues.


Module 7: Troubleshooting Load Balancing

  • Review of Load Balancer architecture and components
  • Identify and troubleshoot common Load Balancing issues


Module 8: Troubleshooting Security

  • Review the architecture of Distributed Firewall
  • Explain the workflows involved in configuring Distributed Firewall
  • Review the architecture of Gateway Firewall
  • Explain the workflows involved in configuring Gateway Firewall
  • Identify and troubleshoot common Distributed Firewall and Gateway Firewall issues


Module 9: NSX-T Data Center 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 in troubleshooting the NSX-T Data Center environment
  • Configure Syslog, IPFIX, and log collections for the NSX-T Data Center environment
  • Validate and review the APIs methods available to configure the NSX-T Data Center environment


Module 10: NSX-T Data Center Upgrade

  • Identify the proper sequence of steps to upgrade the NSX-T Data Center
  • Describe the necessary pre-upgrade and port-upgrade checks
  • Understand the Upgrade Coordinator architecture
  • Review and troubleshoot the upgrade process for NSX=T Data Center Environment


Module 11: Datapath Walk-Through

  • 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