VMware vSphere Advanced Networking

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Course Overview

VMware vSphere Advanced Networking Training takes a deep dive into vSphere administration and troubleshooting. Virtualization is becoming a norm in most data centers and the evolution of network administration is growing more and more with new technologies. VMware has stepped up and added many new technologies and features to vSphere networking to help meet these new challenges head on. In VMware vSphere Advanced Networking course you will learn advanced topics like vSwitch components, port mirroring, load based teaming, vSphere security considerations, and more. It's recommended that participants attend the course with prior knowledge of virtualization fundamentals and have experience working with vSphere.

Course Content

vSphere Networking   

  • Review and Primer
  • vSphere vSwitches
  • A Word About vSwitches
  • Components of a vSwitch Architecture
  • Lab - Overview of a vSwitch
  • Why All the Different vNICs?
  • Tips for Changing vNIC Types
  • Lab - Changing vNIC Type
  • About Physical NICs (pNICs): Features, Options, and Virtualization
  • Pure Performance with VMDirectPath
  • Lab - Configuring VMDirectPath
  • Your Virtual Switching Options
  • Cisco's Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch
  • Which vSwitch for You?

The Ins and Outs of VLANs   

  • What Exactly Are VLANs?
  • VLAN Recommendations
  • Who Does the Tagging?
  • VLAN Tagging: Physical Switch, Virtual Switch, and Guest OS
  • Gotchas When Using VLANs    
  • Lab - Configuring VLAN Tagging
  • Going Even Further with Private VLANs
  • Confused Yet? Primary and Secondary VLANs
  • Overview of PVLANs
  • Lab - Configuring Private VLANs
  • vSwitch Security Configuration
  • Where Do VM MAC Addresses Come From?
  • Lab - vSwitch Security and MAC Address

vSphere Network Security Considerations   

  • Security Considerations in Your vNetwork Design
  • Firewall Ports
  • Configuring the vNetwork for Different Trust Zones
  • Deployment Types for Different Trust Zones: Partially Collapsed and Fully Collapsed
  • Top 10 Common Mistakes and Recommendations
  • Security Considerations with the vSphere vSwitches and vSphere vDS
  • Protecting Your Management Communications
  • Isolating Management - Sharing NICs and Dedicated NICs
  • An Overview of the vShield Suite
  • Lab - vShield Tour
  • hird-Party Security Tools

Customer Reviews

Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.


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