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VMware NSX: Security

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Learn how to configure security controls on your software-defined virtual networks with VMware NSX.

Making sure an organization's software-defined network (SDN) is secure is the main concern for any organization looking to move to the cloud. This course illustrates how NSX, VMware's SDN solution, provides not just a virtual network environment but also a microsegmentation of security in a business context, down to the level of each application for each tenant. This security aspect of NSX can be an eye-opener for many people. Here Bill Ferguson covers edge firewalls and distributed firewalls, role-based security administration, and security control with Service Composer, a tool that allows you to inspect all the data your network sends and receives.

Make sure to watch Bill's Up and Running with VMware NSX for tips on setting up your network.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
1. Create an SDDC
  • The goal – A Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)
  • Initial requirements and installation
  • Leverage what we already have
  • Virtual network concepts
  • An enterprise topology
2. Microsegmentation of Security
  • The advantages of microsegmentation of security
  • How logical switch environments provide microsegmentation
  • Connecting logical switches while maintaining security
3. Edge Firewalls and the Distributed Firewall
  • The evolution of firewalls
  • Configure and test the Distributed firewall
  • Configure and test an Edge firewall
4. Role Based Access Control
  • Role-based access control
  • Configure and test role-based access control
5. Service Composer
  • The need for Service Composer
  • Configure Service Composer security groups
  • Configure and test Service Composer security policies
  • Next steps

Taught by

Bill Ferguson

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