This course prepares attendees to troubleshoot and operate a VMware NSX® deployment. You will learn how to isolate problems and identify resolutions through a systematic process. And you will gain an understanding of how VMware NSX integrates with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, VMware vRealize® Log Insight™, and other management tools.


Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course

VCP-NV certification is recommended.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Create and apply a troubleshooting methodology
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX component issues
  • Troubleshoot physical networking issues
  • Troubleshoot logical networking issues
  • Troubleshoot security configuration issues
  • Troubleshoot VMware NSX® Edge™ services
  • Use vRealize Log Insight for centralized logging
  • Create a monitoring and operational plan for VMware NSX

Who Should Attend

Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere®. You should have attended the VMware NSX: Install, Configure and Manage course or have equivalent experience.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Develop a structured approach to troubleshooting
  • Understand troubleshooting in a network overlay

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting the VMware NSX Infrastructure

  • Describe VMware NSX infrastructure components
  • Troubleshoot NSX Manager deployment and registration with VMware vCenter Server®
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity with NSX Manager and vCenter Server
  • Troubleshoot deployment and connectivity of the controller cluster
  • Troubleshoot user work agents

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Logical Switching

  • Describe the logical switching architecture
  • Troubleshoot logical switching

Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Logical Routing

  • Describe the VMware NSX® for vSphere® logical routing architecture
  • Describe the administration of logical routing
  • Describe and troubleshoot DHCP replay for the distributed logical router
  • Troubleshoot logical routing
  • Monitor log files to discover logical routing failures

Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Advanced NSX Edge Services

  • Troubleshoot NSX Edge high availability models
  • Troubleshoot NSX Edge routing
  • Troubleshoot DHCP services for the NSX Edge services gateway
  • Troubleshoot VPN services
  • Troubleshoot load balancing

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Security Services

  • Describe the components of the distributed firewall
  • Troubleshoot a distributed firewall
  • Troubleshoot the Service Composer
  • Monitor a distributed firewall
  • Troubleshoot an NSX Edge services gateway

Lesson 8: Operationalizing VMware NSX

  • Use vRealize Operations with VMware NSX
  • Use vRealize Log Insight with VMware NSX
  • Describe the key components for operationalizing VMware NSX