Building Software-Defined Data Center with VMware NSX

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Location Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel
Hohenbuehlstrasse 10
8152 Opfikon-Glattbrugg

There are a lot of free park places available.
Train: railway station Zurich Airport – take the Hotel Shuttle

Date of Event 10. September 2019
Time 9:00 – 5:30 pm
Language English
Participation Fee Fr. 950.— (including lunch and Apéro)

This vendor-independent workshop provides you

Can you afford to deploy new applications in days or weeks when your competitors can do it in minutes? Are your developers satisfied with the time it takes to move a new application from development through QA and CA to production? Are you able to deploy new releases daily? Are you happy that your development teams prefer public cloud services over internal IT? If you’ve answered NO to at least one of the questions, it’s high time to put Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) near the top of your priority list.

Now imagine you’d combine virtualized network services with programmable network elements – you’d get highly flexible infrastructure allowing you to deploy, configure and migrate application stacks in minutes, not days or weeks.

Excited? This day-long workshop will help you understand how to build a software-defined data center with VMware NSX-V or NSX-T, the leading products in this category.

The workshop was updated in 2019 to include new features introduced in NSX-V release 6.4, as well as architectural and implementation details of NSX-T release 2.4 and NSX-on-AWS.

Topics covered

Introduction to SDDCand VMware NSX
The first part of the workshop explains the need for software-defined data centers in modern IT environment, fundamental SDDC concepts, and architectural approaches used by vendors like VMware or Cisco.

We also touch on the operational aspects of migration to NSX, change management, updates and upgrades, scaling, and maintaining and monitoring the NSX environment.

VMware NSX Architecture Deep Dive
The majority of the workshop focuses on VMware NSX architecture and covers these topics:

  • VMware NSX architecture and components, covering both NSX for vSphere (NSX-V) and NSX-T
  • Role of VMware NSX in a SDDC
  • Principles of overlay virtual networks
  • Controller-based overlay virtual network switching
  • NSX layer-2 and layer-3 gateways, distributed routers and service routers
  • Implementing routing for virtual environments with NSX
  • Microsegmentation and distributed virtual firewalls
  • Cross-vCenter deployments
  • Automating NSX

This part of the workshop concludes with a brief overview of VMware NSX Cloud on AWS.

Who should attend
Network architects, designers and implementation engineers working in environments that are planning, designing or deploying public or private cloud infrastructure based on software-defined data center concepts or products.

About Ivan Pepelnjak
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354 Emeritus, is an independent network architect, book author, blogger and regular speaker at industry events like Interop, RIPE and regional NOG meetings.

He has been designing and implementing large-scale service provider and enterprise networks since 1990, and is currently using his expertise to help multinational enterprises and large cloud- and service providers design next-generation data center and cloud infrastructure using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) approaches and technologies. Ivan is author of several Cisco Press books, and a series of highly successful webinars.

To learn more about him, visit or read his blog at

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