VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations (NSXTO)

Detailed Course Outline

1. Course Introduction

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

2. 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

3. NSX Troubleshooting and Operational Tools

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

4. Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure

  • Explain the NSX infrastructure and component communications
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Manager™ and the management plane
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Controller™ and the control plane
  • Troubleshoot problems in host preparation

5. 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 logical switching problems

6. 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 logical routing problems

7. 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

8. 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