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VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage for NSX Standard Edition [V6.2]

Lab (30 Days)

  • 8 Modules, 12 labs
  • Note: This course does not meet the one course requirement for VCP6-NV certification.


This self-paced course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX™ Standard Edition. This course covers VMware NSX Standard Edition as a part of the software-defined data center (SDDC) platform. You will learn how to use the logical switching functionality in NSX to virtualize your switching environment. The course also details logical routing to enable you to dynamically route between different virtual environments. 

Access to an SDDC environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course. 

This course does not meet the one course requirement for VCP6-NV certification.


  • Explain the role of network virtualization in a software-defined data center
  • Explain the features, functions, and configuration of VMware NSX Manager™ and the VMware NSX Controller™ cluster
  • Describe logical switches and VXLAN
  • Explain how to create a layer 2 network on top of layer 3 networks
  • Describe the components of VMware NSX distributed logical router and VMware NSX Edge™ services gateway
  • Create a layer 2 adjacency between the physical network and the virtual network
  • Discuss the overview and configuration of NSX Edge network address translation (NAT)
  • Explain the VMware NSX firewall and security services

Intended Audience:

Experienced system or network administrators


  • Understanding of enterprise switching and routing
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP services
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification


1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)

  • Describe the evolution of the SDDC
  • Describe VMware vSphere®
  • Describe VMware NSX™

3. Management and Control Plane Components

  • Understand the management, control, and data planes
  • Describe VMware NSX Manager™
  • Describe the VMware NSX Controller™ cluster

4. Logical Switch Networks

  • Describe Ethernet fundamentals
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™ 
  • Describe switch link aggregation
  • Describe VLAN
  • Describe VXLAN: Logical Switch Networks
  • Describe the VMware NSX Controller replication

5. VMware NSX Logical Routing

  • Discuss routing protocols
  • Describe the VMware NSX logical router
  • Describe the NSX Edge services gateway
  • VMware NSX L2 Bridging
  • Understand L2 bridging and use cases
  • Describe Layer 2 software bridging
  • Describe Layer 2 hardware bridging

7. Edge  Gateway Services

  • Describe Network Address Translation

8. VMware NSX Firewall and Security Services

  • Describe the VMware NSX Edge™ firewall

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