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  • Are you a traditional networking engineer and want to get fluent in data center technologies?
  • Want to get familiar with server virtualization and its impact on networking?
  • Wonder about the impact of network virtualization and overlay virtual networks?
  • Interested in virtualizing your network appliances?

The network virtualization webinars will help you get fluent in server- and network virtualization technologies, and once you're ready for tougher challenges check out the Building Next-Generation Data Centers instructor-led online course.

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Introduction to Virtualized Networking: Introductory webinar describing the networking requirements of server virtualization and IaaS cloud services, workload mobility, large-scale virtual networking solutions and multi-tenant isolation. This webinar is the recommended entry-level starting point for networking engineers interested in virtualization and cloud services.

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vSphere 6 Networking Deep Dive: Everything you ever wanted to know about vSphere networking, from the basic vSwitch functionality to vMotion, security solutions and advanced management topics. This webinar is based on vSphere release 6 and assumes familiarity with the server virtualization concepts, which you can gain through the Data Center 3.0 for Networking Engineers and Introduction to Virtual Networking webinars.

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VXLAN Technical Deep Dive: VXLAN is a novel MAC-over-IP technology used to implement large-scale layer-2 multi-tenant virtual networking solutions within the VMware's vSphere ecosystem. This webinar will give you the architectural and technical details you need to design and deploy VXLAN-based virtual networks. It assumes familiarity with virtual networking concepts and VMware networking solutions.

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Virtual Firewalls: This webinar will walk you through the virtual firewalls taxonomy, describe the major architectural options, and illustrate typical use cases. The webinar assumes familiarity with virtual networking concepts and VMware networking solutions.

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Networking in Private and Public Clouds: This 5-hour webinar describes the networking requirements of various cloud services (from infrastructure virtualization to software-as-a-service solutions) and designs you can use to build data center networks that support them.

The webinar focuses on IaaS networking scalability and helps you select the most appropriate architecture for your environment based on the number of physical servers and tenants you envision in your environment.

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Overlay Virtual Networking: This vendor-agnostic webinar briefly revisits the networking needs of server virtualization and IaaS cloud computing and describes the benefits and drawbacks of overlay virtual networks as compared to traditional VLAN-based solutions.

The second half of the webinar dives deep into packet walks -- from simple layer-2 overlay networks to distributed layer-3 forwarding.

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VMware NSX Architecture Overview: This overview webinar was created at the launch of VMware NSX in 2013, and describes the principles of overlay virtual networking, architecture of VMware NSX-V and NSX-MH (both now obsolete), and NSX principles of operation.

We're continuing to offer this free webinar because it might still give you relevant insight into VMware NSX fundamentals. If you're looking for NSX-T or NSX-V details, check out the VMware NSX Technical Deep Dive webinar.

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VMware NSX Technical Deep Dive: This webinar describes VMware NSX principles, architecture and components, including overlay virtual networking, physical-to-virtual gateways, network services and security.

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