Automated Traffic Visibility for the Software Defined Data Center Training (GVFSDDC)

Automated Traffic Visibility for the Software Defined Data Center Training (GVFSDDC)

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Course Overview:

Automated Traffic Visibility for the Software Defined Data Center Training (GVFSDDC) – Hands-on

In this 5-day hands-on Automated Traffic Visibility for the Software Defined Data Center Training (GVFSDDC) course you will learn the essential information and develop the key skills to enable you to design a Gigamon® Visibility Fabric™ deployment for VMware and OpenStack virtual environments.

This Automated Traffic Visibility for the Software Defined Data Center Training course will include core Gigamon Visibility Fabric core topics including an overview of the Visibility Fabric architecture, the products that are used to create a Visibility Fabric, an overview of features and use cases, deploying GigaVUE-FM (Fabric Manager), packet distribution and flow mapping. This will empower the student to explore the virtualization options supported within GigaVUE-VM.

VMware vSphere core topics are presented including: vSphere architecture, ESXi and NSX hosts, virtual machines, virtual networking and virtual storage in preparation for understanding the basic challenges and architectures presented for Cloud solutions (Private, Public and Hybrid). OpenStack topics include an architecture overview as well as a description of each of the services that comprise the OpenStack solution.

The application of the Gigamon Visibility Fabric™within virtualized and cloud environments to dramatically improve security and visibility is reinforced through the completion of the Visibility Fabric Design labs. Multiple hands-on labs support and reinforce the learning objectives and allow you to practice the lessons learned in class.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Automated Traffic Visibility for the Software Defined Data Center Training (GVFSDDC) course is defined here:

● Solution Architects
● Pre-Sales Engineers
● Security Professionals
● IT and Network Administrators
● Virtual Infrastructure and Cloud Administrators

Class Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Automated Traffic Visibility for the Software Defined Data Center Training (GVFSDDC) course are:

● Introductory Knowledge of Layer 2 Switching and Layer 3 Routing Protocols
● Introductory Knowledge of Security Protocols
● Familiarity with network monitoring tools

What You Will Learn

Upon completing this Automated Traffic Visibility for the Software Defined Data Center Training (GVFSDDC) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

● Describe the Visibility Fabric™ architecture
● Describe the Gigamon products used to create a Visibility Fabric™
● Define Visibility Fabric features and applicable usage
● Deploy Gigamon Fabric Manager, GigaVUE-FM
● Describe packet distribution in the Visibility Fabric™
● Configure Flow Mapping® using GigaVUE-FM, Fabric Manager™
● Describe GigaVUE-VM for virtual environments
● Describe the software-defined data center and its evolution
● Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
● Describe vCenter Server architecture
● Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
● Deploy an ESXi host
● Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
● Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
● Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
● Configure standard switch policies
● Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere®
● VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN, Fibre Channel and VMware Virtual SAN
● Describe how VMware NSX is the next step in the evolution of the SDDC
● Describe the data center prerequisites for VMware NSX deployment
● Configure and deploy VMware NSX components for management and control
● Describe and configure basic VMware NSX Layer 2 networking
● Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
● Describe the OpenStack services deployment
● Describe the OpenStack architecture
● Describe the key features of the Gigamon Visibility Fabric™ that deliver enhanced, innovative security and visibility solutions
● Describe GigaVUE-VM architecture and functionality within public, private and hybrid cloud architectures
● Configure GigaVUE-VM using GigaVUE-FM for VMware environments
● Configure GigaVUE-VM using GigaVUE-FM for OpenStack environments

Automated Traffic Visibility for the Software Defined Data Center Training (GVFSDDC) – Course Syllabus

Module 1: Gigamon Solution Overview
Adoption trends
Key value propositions
Visibility Fabric Architecture
Product family overview

Module 2: Packet Distribution
Aggregate, replicate, filter
Flow Mapping
Pass-all, port pair, tool-mirror
GigaStream, shared collector, egress filter

Module 3: Introduction to Managing a Visibility Fabric™
GigaVUE-FM (Fabric Manager)
Centralized Management and Physical Traffic Visibility
Virtual Traffic Visibility
Fabric-wide Reporting
Software-Defined Visibility

Module 4: GigaVUE-VM Overview
Capabilities and Use Cases
Hypervisor Support
Cisco ACI

Module 5: Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
Physical data center topology
Software-defined data center
vSphere virtual infrastructure
vSphere ESXi Hypervisor
Describe VMware NSX™
vCenter Server
Virtual machines files and components
Virtual machines benefits
Private, public and hybrid clouds

Module 6: Creating Virtual Machines
Virtual machines, virtual machine hardware and virtual machine files
Virtual machine files
Virtual machine hardware and its features
Virtual machine CPU, memory, disk and network resource usage
Virtual machine disk format
Virtual machine templates

Module 7: vCenter Server
vCenter Server architecture
vCenter Server Appliance
vSphere Client
vSphere Web Client
vCenter Server backup
vSphere HA architectures and features
vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Module 8: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
vSphere Standard switches
Virtual switch security and load-balancing policies
vSphere distributed switches and standard switches
Virtual switch connection types
TCP/IP stack architecture
VLANs with standard switches

Module 9: Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Storage protocols and storage device types
ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
VMFS and NFS datastores

Module 10: Management and Control Plane Components
Understand the management, control, and data planes
Describe VMware NSX Manager™
Describe the VMware NSX Controller™ cluster

Module 11: Logical Switch Networks
Describe Ethernet fundamentals
Describe switch link aggregation
Describe VLAN
Describe VXLAN: Logical Switch Networks
Describe the VMware NSX Controller replication

Module 12: VMware NSX Logical Routing
Discuss routing protocols
Describe the VMware NSX logical router
Describe the NSX Edge services gateway

Module 13: VMware NSX L2 Bridging
Understand L2 bridging and use cases
Describe Layer 2 software bridging
Describe Layer 2 hardware bridging

Module 14: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Services Preview
Identity Service (Keystone)
Image Service (Glance)
Compute Service (Nova)
Block Service (Cinder)
Network Service (Neutron)
Dashboard (Horizon)
Telemetry Service (Ceilometer)
Orchestration Service (Heat)

Module 15: Review the Red Hat OpenStack Architecture
Virtual Networking
Storage Virtualization
Network High-availability Design
OpenStack Services Placement
Sizing Guidelines
Defining the Reference Workload

Module 16: Architecting for the Cloud
Cloud Security Architectures VMware, OpenStack, and AWS
Private, Public and Hybrid Basic Cloud Architectures (VMware, OpenStack, AWS)
Virtual Network Basics
Integration with the Enterprise
Deploying VMware
Basic Virtual Networking
VMware Cloud Security Architectures for Private Cloud

Module 17: GigaVUE-VM Installation and Mapping
Connecting to vCenter
Deploying GigaVue-VM
Installation Best Practices
Virtual Rules Configuration

Automated Traffic Visibility for the Software Defined Data Center Training (GVFSDDC) – LAB EXERCISES
Lab 1: Online Help
Lab 2: Port Behavior Setup
Lab 3: Passall Configuration
Lab 4: Adding a VLAN Tag to Ingress Traffic
Lab 5: Simple Flow Map Configuration
Lab 6: More Complex Flow Map Configuration with Rule Prioritization
Lab 7: Shared Collector Configuration
Lab 8: User-Defined Attribute (UDA) Filter
Lab 9: Tool Mirror
Lab 10: Replication and Egress Filtering
Lab 11: Installing vSphere Client
Lab 12: Configuring ESXi Hosts
Lab 13: Working with Virtual Machines
Lab 14: Working with vCenter Server
Lab 15: Using vSphere Web Client
Lab 16: Using Standard vSwitches
Lab 17: Using vSphere Distributed Switches
Lab 18: Accessing iSCSI Storage
Lab 19: Accessing NFS Storage
Lab 20: Managing VMFS Datastores
Lab 21: Architecture for Public Cloud
Lab 22: Architecture for Private Cloud
Lab 23: Install and Configure GigaVUE-VM for a VMware environment
Lab 24: Install and Configure GigaVUE-VM for an OpenStack environment

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