FREE 5-partVMware NSX webcast series!

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The VMware education department is starting a 5 Session NSX webcast for free. Below is information on session one starting on February 01, 2018. However, when you click on the RSVP button you’ll have the option to register for all 5 sessions! I’d recommend registering now and take advantage of this great opportunity.

TIP: After going to the RSVP webpage, pay attention to the session description.  Because sessions are in different regions (AMER, APJ, and EMEA).  I’d suggest choosing one closest to your region.

Here are the Sessions descriptions for AMER.  All locations seem to be have the same description, the only exception would be their timezone.

Session 1: Simplify Network Provisioning with Logical Routing and Switching using VMware NSX (AMER Session)

Date: Thursday, February 01, 2018

Time: 08:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

Summary

Did you know it’s possible to extend LANs beyond their previous boundaries and optimize routing in the data center? Or decouple virtual network operations from your physical environment to literally eliminate potential network disruptions for future deployments? Join us to learn how VMware NSX can make these a reality. We’ll also cover the networking components of NSX to help you understand how they provide solutions to three classic pain points in network operations:

  • Non-disruptive network changes
  • Optimized East-West routing
  • Reduction in deployment time through

Session 2: Automate Your Network Services Deployments with VMware NSX and vRealize Automation (AMER Session)

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 08:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

Summary

Can you automate your Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) without automating network services? Of course not! In this session, we’ll discuss building your vRealize Automation blueprints with automated network services deployments from VMware NSX.

Session 3: Design Multi-Layered Security in the Software-Defined Datacenter using VMware vSphere 6.5 and VMware NSX 6.3 (AMER Session)

Date: Thursday, March 08, 2018

Time: 08:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

Summary

Did you know that more than 1.5 billion data records were compromised in the first half of 2017? Experts are expecting these numbers to grow. Are you prepared?  Join us to learn how a design based on VMware vSphere and VMware NSX can help you protect the integrity of your information as well as your organization. Among the areas covered will be the VMware ESXi host within vSphere that includes the host firewall and virtual machine encryption, along with the VMware vCenter layer that provides certificate management. We’ll also dive into a number of features within NSX, including the distributed Logical Router and Distributed Firewall that protect traffic within the data center and the Edge Services Gateway that secures north/south traffic through the edge firewall and virtual private network.

Session 4: Advanced VMware NSX: Demystifying the VTEP, MAC, and ARP Tables (AMER Session)

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 08:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour

Summary

The VMware NSX controllers are the central control point for all logical switches within a network and maintain information for all virtual machines, hosts, logical switches, and VXLANs. If you ever wanted to efficiently troubleshoot end-to-end communications in an NSX environment, it is imperative to understand the role of the NSX controllers, what information they maintain, and how the tables are populated. Well look no further. Give us an hour and you will see the various agents that the NSX controllers use for proper functionality. Use the NSX Central CLI to display the contents of the VTEP, MAC, and ARP tables. We will examine scenarios that would cause the contents of these tables to change and confirm the updates. Finally, we will examine, in detail, Controller Disconnected Operation and how this feature can minimize downtime.

Session 5: That Firewall Did What? Advanced Troubleshooting for the VMware NSX Distributed Firewall (AMER Session)

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: 08:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour

Summary:

The VMware NSX Distributed Firewall (DFW) is the hottest topic within the NSX community. It is the WOW of micro-segmentation. But many questions arise. Who made the rule? Who changed the rule? Is the rule working? Where are these packets being stopped? Why aren’t these packets getting through? What is happening with my implementation of the DFW? These questions can be answered using the native NSX tools. We will give you an overview on how to track, manage, and troubleshoot packets traveling through the DFW using a combination of User Interface (UI) tools, the VMware Command Line Interface (vCLI) to view logs manually, and integrating with VMware vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) and VMware vRealize Network Insight (vRNI).

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