VMware Basics - Virtual Networking and NSX-T Installation

The basics of VMware networking and NSX-T as preparation for a more advanced NSX-T course or Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG)
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34min of on-demand video

The basics of VMware Virtual Networking
Virtual Switches - Standard Switches
Virtual Distributed Switches - VDS Switches
A comparison of Standard and VDS Switches
How to install NSX-T Manager on vSphere
How to create a 3-node NSX-T Management Cluster
EXTRA VIDEO: How NSX-T can be used with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG)


  • A basic understanding of VMware and Virtualization
  • A basic understanding of computer networking
  • Developers working with vSphere and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)


This course covers the basics of VMware virtual networking, including a comparison of Standard switches and VDS distributed switches.

We also cover creating a VDS across multiple VMware vSphere ESXi hosts

We then install NSX-T manager, and then build-out a 3-appliance NSX-T Management Cluster

This course is intended as an introduction to Virtual Networking and NSX-T Installation, taken before a more detailed NSX-T training course.

(We install and configure and NSX-T Management Cluster, but don't actually deploy any additional NSX-T networking services)

Extra Content:

How NSX-T can be used with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) to secure container workloads with the same set of tools and policies

Who this course is for:

  • VMware administrators working with vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
  • Network engineers
  • VMware security professionals
  • Cyber Security professionals


Customer Engineer @ Google Cloud (Ex VMware)
Jason Meers
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
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I Just joined Google as a Customer Engineer (August 2021)

I was previously a Lead Architect and CTO Ambassador at VMware, covering all VMware technologies, Tanzu, Docker and Kubernetes, VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC-on-AWS), Google Cloud VMware Engine and Google Cloud Platform.

I've been a VMware Consultant, Advisor, Trainer or Employee for almost 20 Years, and currently work in the Enterprise Accounts team at VMware UK.

I also have an interest in A.I. & Machine Learning, ARM & RISC-V, DevOps/Agile/Infrastructure-as-code and LEAN manufacturing.

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