VMware NSX: Design [V4.x]

This five-day course provides comprehensive training on considerations and practices to design a VMware NSX® environment as part of a software-defined data center strategy. This course prepares the student with the skills to lead the design of an NSX environment, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The student gains a deeper understanding of the NSX architecture and how it can be used to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.

Product Alignment 

  • VMware NSX 4.1.0

Digital documentation:

We use e-books for all of our VMware courses. 
It is important that you use an email for the registration that you can reach during the course. 

  • You will receive 4 rolling licenses - 2 for a PC/MAC, and 2 for mobile devices.
  • You will receive the e-book in advance of the course; this will allow you to read the materials before the course starts.


  • Network and security architects and consultants who design the enterprise and data center networks and NSX environments


  • Before taking this course, you must complete the following course: VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V4.0] 
  • You should also have understanding or knowledge of these technologies:
    • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols 
    • Knowledge and working experience of computer networking and security, including:
      • Switching and routing technologies (L2 and L3)
      • Network and application delivery services (L4 through L7)
      • Firewalling (L4 through L7)
      • vSphere environments
  • The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization certification is recommended

Course objectives:

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

  • Describe and apply a design framework
  • Apply a design process for gathering requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
  • Design a VMware vSphere® virtual data center to support NSX requirements
  • Create a VMware NSX® Manager™ cluster design
  • Create a VMware NSX® Edge™ cluster design to support traffic and service requirements in NSX 
  • Design logical switching and routing
  • Recognize NSX security best practices
  • Design logical network services
  • Design a physical network to support network virtualization in a software-defined data center
  • Create a design to support the NSX infrastructure across multiple sites
  • Describe the factors that drive performance in NSX

Read the official course description here.

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