The course includes educational laboratories in which each student will be able to work in order to complete training exercises that will provide practical experience in using the instrument, for each of the topics covered during the course.
Who should participate
Experienced system administrators and network administrators
By the end of the course, you should be able to achieve the following objectives:
- Describe the architecture of the NSX Advanced Load Balancer
- Describe the main components and functions of the NSX Advanced Load Balancer
- Explain the key features and benefits of the NSX Advanced Load Balancer.
- Deploy and configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer infrastructure within private or public clouds using the Write and No Access cloud connectors.
- Deploy, deploy, and configure Service Engines.
- Deploy and configure local load balancer builders, such as virtual services, pools, health monitors, and related components.
- Understand and change application behavior through profiles, policies, and DataScript
- Configure advanced services such as global server load balancing.
- Describe how to use the NSX Advanced Load Balancer REST API interfaces and related automation features.
- Describe and configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer infrastructure and application monitoring.
- Gather relevant information and perform basic troubleshooting of applications using the built-in tools of the NSX Advanced Load Balancer.
1 Introduction to the course
- Introduction and logistics of the course
- Objectives of the course
2 Introduzione a NSX Advanced Load Balancer
- Introdurre NSX Advanced Load Balancer
- Discuss the use cases and benefits of the NSX Advanced Load Balancer
- Explain the architecture and components of the NSX Advanced Load Balancer
- Explain the management, control, data and consumption plans and their respective functions.
3 Concepts of configuring virtual services
- Explain the components of virtual services
- Explain the types of virtual services
- Explain and configure the basic components of services
- building blocks of virtual services, such as application profiles and network profiles.
4 Profiles and Policies
- Explain and deepen the creation of advanced virtual services
- Explain and drill down on profiles and application types such as L4, DNS, Syslog, and HTTP.
- Explain and configure the application’s HTTP profile advanced options
- Learn more about profiles and network types
- Explain and configure SSL profiles and certificates
- Explain and configure HTTP and DNS policies
5 Concepts of configuring pools
- Explanation and insight into pool configuration options
- Describe the available load balancing algorithms
- Explain the various types of Health Monitors
- Explain multiple persistence profiles
- Explain and configure pool groups
6 Change the behavior of applications
- Design and implement application solutions leveraging application profiles
- Design and implement application solutions leveraging network and HTTP policies and DataScripts
- Explain the fundamentals of DataScript
- Explain and leverage NSX Advanced Load Balancer analytics to understand application behavior.
- Describe and configure customer SSL certificate validation
- Describe and configure DDoS, Rate Limiting, and Throttling features of virtual services.
- Modify network profile properties, such as TCP connection properties.
- Design and implement application solutions leveraging persistence profiles.
7 NSX Advanced Load Balancer Infrastructure Architecture
- In-depth analysis of the functions and management, control, data and consumption plans
- Describe control plane clustering and high availability
- Describe controller process sharding
- Describe controller sizing
- Describe the architecture of the service engine CPUs and NICs
- Explain tenants
- Learn about and configure the Service Engine group properties
- Explain the high availability modes of service engine groups
- Describe and configure active/standby high availability mode
- Describe and configure Elastic HA High Availability mode (Active/Active, N+M)
- Explain service engine fault detection and self-healing
- Describe Service Engine as a router
- Learn more about virtual service scale out options, such as Layer 2 (native), Layer 3 (BGP), and DNS-based.
8 Introduction to Cloud Connectors
- Introduction to Cloud Connectors
- Explore how to integrate Cloud Connector
- Introduction to Cloud Connector types
9 Install, configure, and manage NSX Advanced Load Balancer in the cloud without login
- Explain the concepts of No Access Cloud
- Configure No Access Cloud integration
- Explain and configure Linux Server Cloud
- Describe the advanced configuration options available in Bare-Metal (Linux Server Cloud)
10 Install, configure and manage NSX Advanced Load Balancer in VMware environment: Cloud
- Introduce VMware integration options
- Explain and configure VMware No Access Cloud Connector
- Spiegare e configurare VMware Write Access Cloud Connector
- Descrivere VMware Write con NSX-V Access Cloud Connector
- Describe VMware NSX-T integration
11 Configuring the AWS Cloud
- Describe NSX Advanced Load Balancer integrations for public cloud
- Explain and demonstrate AWS public cloud integration
12 DNS Fundamentals
- Review, discuss and explain the fundamentals of DNS
- Describe the NSX Advanced Load Balancer DNS and IPAM providers
13 Global server load balancing
- Introduce the concepts and benefits of global server load balancing
- Explain and configure the NSX Advanced Load Balancer infrastructure
- Explain and configure DNS virtual service components
- Explain and configure the GSLB Service Engine group
- Describe and configure GSLB sites
- Explain and configure basic GSLB services, including pools and health monitors.
- Describe GSLB service load balancing algorithms
- Explain and configure health monitors based on data and control plans
- Describe the GSLB health monitoring proxy
14 NSX Advanced Load Balancer: Troubleshooting
- Introduction to infrastructure and application troubleshooting concepts
- Describe control plane and data plane based troubleshooting.
- Explain application tracing and logs
- Describe client log analysis
- Explain header troubleshooting and the packet capture mechanism.
- Leverage the CLI for detailed data plan troubleshooting
- Explain service engine logs
- Explain the troubleshooting of health monitors
- Explain BGP session troubleshooting
- Describe control plane, clustering, and Cloud Connector troubleshooting.
15 Events and Alerts
- Describe NSX Advanced Load Balancer events
- Describe and configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer alerts
- Describe the monitoring capabilities of the NSX Advanced Load Balancer, leveraging SNMP, Syslog, and email.
16 Introduzione all’API Rest di NSX Advanced Load Balancer
- Introduction to the NSX Advanced Load Balancer REST API interface
- Describe the REST API object schema
- Explain and interact with the REST API interface, leveraging the browser and command line utility.
- Explain Swagger-based API documentation
Duration – 5 days
Delivery – in Classroom, On Site, Remote
PC and SW requirements:
- Internet connection
- Web browser, Google Chrome