Cloud Networking and Security Livefire

Livefire Solutions, Global Strategic Programs


Delivered by the VMware Livefire Solutions Team, the Cloud Networking and Security Livefire course is one part of a broader offering developed specifically to assist VMware partners in building a Professional Services practice based on NSX solutions. The course is intended to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver complex networking solutions based on the products listed inside the VMware Cloud Networking and Security portfolio. Following a use case centric approach, students are tasked with implementing solutions according to a detailed architecture based on customer business requirements. This Livefire course accelerates partner readiness by increasing confidence and competence through architectural overviews, design workshops, and hands-on exercises for:

  • Cloud Networking and Security ecosystem and features
  • Use case analysis and implementation
  • Troubleshooting and operations
  • Network and Data Center Architects
  • Network Virtualization Consultants
  • Instructor-led, classroom-based
  • 50% lecture, 50% Hands on Lab
Four (4) days of instructor-led classroom training


  • VCP-NV 2022 or later Certification
  • VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0] or [V4.0]

Highly Recommended:

  • Containers and Kubernetes fundamentals:
  • VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V4.X]
This course is being offered by invitation only to VMware SI/SO, MSC and Ignite partners, along with internal customer-facing employees. Roadmap topics may be discussed; therefore, a signed NDA is required.
  • A full-size laptop, microphone and webcam
  • Secondary device is recommended for reading and lab materials, which are only delivered electronically
  • Please ensure you have the US Keyboard mapping added to your devices
Course Overview

Cloud Networking and Security Livefire course aims to prepare VMware partners to successfully implement complex end-to-end projects involving solutions from the VMware Cloud Networking and Security (CNS) portfolio. Course material builds on the fundamental knowledge acquired from NSX hands-on experience and shifts the focus to use case analysis and integration practices. In addition to successfully integrating solutions, attendees will also explore the theory and reasoning behind the recommended configurations and settings for specific use cases. Individuals will exit this course with the confidence and competence necessary to successfully integrate solutions from the CNS ecosytem in a customer production environment.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Understand NSX use-cases, multi-tenancy capabilities and the intricacies of data center architecture, ranging from conceptual to logical and physical design.
  • Architect and implement NSX Advanced Load Balancer solution that integrates with multiple clouds, supports various workload types, and ensures continuous application delivery.
  • Identify security hazards, implement NSX Advanced Threat Prevention features for deep visibility into workloads, risk mitigation, and compliance.
  • Design and deploy NSX Federation to provide a consistent logical networking and security solution, along with resilient virtual infrastructure across multiple sites.
  • Comprehend and adopt Kubernetes modern apps platforms networking and security, delivered by Container Networking with Antrea and NSX Advanced Load Balancer.
  • Converse fluently with cloud and application architects about CNS solution design and implementation.
  • Discuss, design, and deliver successful Proofs-of-Concept, leading to more in-depth design discussions and production implementations.
Agenda Topics

The course will focus on the following areas:

  • NSX Platform Design and Architecture
  • NSX Networking Fundamentals
  • NSX Core Network Design Principles
  • NSX Advance Load Balancer
  • NSX Advanced Threat Prevention
  • Multi-Location with Federation and GSLB
  • Container Networking Solutions