VMware NSX Network Virtualization: Installing and Upgrading

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


Expected Duration
140 minutes

VMware NSX installation can be an involved process, especially when considering upgrades from previous versions or upgrades from vCNS. This course covers preinstallation and installation of VMware NSX, upgrades to NSX 6.x, and expanding transport zones to accommodate new clusters. 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.


Configuring the Environment

  • start the course
  • define elements of MTU and dynamic routing for edge when configuring the physical infrastructure
  • define steps to take when preparing a new vSphere infrastructure including Quality of Service (QoS) and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
  • define guidelines and recommendations for configuring an existing vSphere infrastructure
  • describe how IP address assignments work in VMware NSX
  • identify minimum permissions required to deploy NSX in a vSphere environment

Deploying Components

  • install VMware NSX Manager
  • register VMware NSX Manager with vCenter Server
  • install VMware NSX License
  • prepare VMware ESXi hosts
  • deploy VMware NSX Controllers
  • assign Segment ID pool and Multicast addresses
  • configure VXLAN Transport
  • install VMware NSX Edge
  • install vShield Endpoint
  • install Data Security
  • create an IP pool

Upgrading NSX and vCNS

  • verify that upgrade prerequisites have been met
  • upgrade vCNS 5.5 to VMware NSX 6.x
  • upgrade vCNS Virtual Wires to NSX Logical Switches
  • upgrade VMware NSX Components including NSX Firewall, NSX Edge, vShield Endpoint from 5.5 to 6.x and NSX Data Security
  • upgrade VMware NSX Manager from 6.0 to 6.x
  • update vSphere Clusters after VMware NSX upgrade

Expanding Transport Zone

  • describe the function of a Transport Zone
  • add a Transport Zone
  • expand and contract a Transport Zone
  • edit a Transport Zone
  • change the Control Plane mode for a Transport Zone

Practice: NSX Deployment

  • identify the steps to install and upgrade VMware NSX components





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