VMware NSX Network Virtualization: NSX Network Services

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


Expected Duration
141 minutes

Network services in VMware NSX virtual network environments are broadly similar to regular network services, but with some key differences. This course covers network load balancing; VPNs; DNS, DHCP and NAT; and high availability services. 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.


Logical Load Balancing

  • start the course
  • configure global load balancing
  • create a service monitor
  • add, edit and delete a server pool
  • add, edit and delete an application profile
  • add, edit and delete virtual servers
  • determine appropriate VMware NSX Edge instance size based on load balancing requirements

Virtual Private Networks

  • configure IPSec VPNs including VPN services, parameters and logging
  • configure Layer 2 VPNs incusing enabling, adding clients and servers and viewing statistics
  • configure network access and web access SSL VPN-Plus including configuration, pools networks, packages, users and scripts
  • determine appropriate VPN service type for a given VMware NSX implementation

Network Services

  • add and edit a DHCP IP pool
  • enable a DHCP IP pool
  • add and edit DHCP static binding
  • configure DNS services
  • add Source NAT (SNAT) rules
  • add Destination NAT (DNAT) rules

Edge Services High Availability

  • describe VMware NSX Edge High Availability
  • describe VMware NSX Edge High Availability best practices
  • describe service availability during a VMware Edge High Availability failover
  • differentiate between NSX Edge High Availability and vSphere High Availability
  • configure NSX Edge High Availability heartbeat settings

Practice: High Availability

  • configure load balancing and high availability in VMware NSX





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