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VMware NSX Network Virtualization: NSX Network Security

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Virtual network security is as important as physical network security - perhaps even more so, given the nature and scale of the connectivity. In this course, you will learn about managing and configuring Service Composer, Logical Firewall Services, and Distributed Firewall Services, all key to ensuring high levels of network security in a VMware NSX environment. This course is one of a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for VMware certification exam VCA-NV: VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization.

Target Audience
virtual network administrators, data center operatives who already possess core networking skills


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VMware NSX Network Virtualization: NSX Network Security

  • start the course
  • describe service composer, identify security group assets and services in a security policy
  • add and edit security groups in Service Composer
  • create a security policy in Service Composer
  • apply a security policy to a security group
  • add, edit, delete, assign, and view security tags
  • create and edit an Edge Firewall rule
  • compare Layer 2 and Layer 3 distributed firewall rules, entity-based and Identity-based rules, and describe rule processing order and rule segregation
  • create and edit a Distributed Firewall rule and configure the source, destination, service, and action rule components
  • configure the order of Distributed Firewall rules, add, merge, delete, and import and export Distributed Firewall rules
  • identify reasons why virtual machines should be excluded from Distributed Firewall protection and recognize the steps to exclude the VMs
  • create a SpoofGuard policy and approve IP addresses
  • edit and clear IP addresses in a SpoofGuard policy
  • create a new Distributed Firewall rule, enable a rule, change the order of a rule, and add a new rule section
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