VMware NSX Network Virtualization: Configuring vSphere Networking

virtual network administrators data center operatives who already possess core networking skills


Expected Duration
140 minutes

VMware vSphere has significant virtual networking capability built on vSphere Standard Switches and vSphere Distributed Switches. This course covers configuration and management of both vSphere switch types, including policy management. This course is one of a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for VMware certification exam VCA-NV: VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization.


vSphere Standard Switches

  • start the course
  • identify vSphere Standard Switch capabilities
  • add, configure and remove vmnics on a vSphere Standard Switch
  • configure vmkernel ports for network services
  • add, edit and remove port groups on a vSphere Standard Switch
  • describe use cases for a vSphere Standard Switch

vSphere Distributed Switches

  • identify vSphere Distributed Switch capabilities
  • create a vSphere Distributed Switch
  • add and remove ESXi hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch
  • edit general vSphere Distributed Switch settings
  • add, configure and remove dvPortgroups
  • configure dvPort settings
  • add and remove uplink adapters to dvUplinkgroups
  • create, configure and remove virtual adapters
  • migrate virtual adapters to and from a vSphere Standard Switch
  • migrate virtual machines to and from a vSphere Distributed Switch
  • monitor the state of a dvPort on a vSphere Distributed Switch
  • describe use cases for a vSphere Distributed Switch

vSS and vDS Policies

  • identify common vSphere Standard Switch and vSphere Distributed Switch policies
  • configure dvPortgroup blocking policies
  • configure load balancing and failover policies
  • configure VLAN settings
  • configure traffic shaping policies
  • enable TCP Segmentation Offload (TOE) support for a virtual machine
  • enable Jumbo Frame support on appropriate components
  • describe appropriate VLAN configuration for a vSphere implementation

Practice: vSphere Switches

  • configure vSphere switches and virtual adapters





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