VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (NSX v6.2)

Im am super excited to take this test. I went through the online course earlier this year, using a discount provided by the VMware User Group (Advantage) Program. I have stared deploying distributed firewalls for customers and this product works wonderfully! This section will be for me to build out the lab and study process for getting my next VCP for network virtualization. Hopefully this can be of use to others along the same path. As I go through, the objectives pre-test, will become links to go to the respective pages. Of course this is by no means a way to passing the test as it is very simply the notes I took from test preparation slides to match the blueprint, but hopefully can be of help to others fleshing out the blueprints for the v6.2 NSX test.


Section 1: Understand VMware NSX Technology and Architecture
Objective 1.1: Compare and Contrast the Benefits of a VMware NSX Implementation
Objective 1.2: Understand VMware NSX Architecture
Objective 1.3: Differentiate Physical and Virtual Network Technologies
Objective 1.4: Understand VMware NSX Integration with Third-Party Products and Services
Objective 1.5: Understand VMware NSX Integration with vRealize Automation (vRA)

Section 2: Understand VMware NSX Physical Infrastructure Requirements
Objective 2.1: Compare and Contrast the Benefits of Running VMware NSX on Physical Network Fabrics
Objective 2.2: Determine Physical Infrastructure Requirements for a VMware NSX Implementation

Section 3: Configure and Manage vSphere Networking
Objective 3.1:Configure and Manage vSphere Distributed Switches (vDS)
Objective 3.2:Configure and Manage vDS Policies

Section 4: Install and Upgrade VMware NSX
Objective 4.1: Configure Environment for Network Virtualization
Objective 4.2: Deploy VMware NSX Components
Objective 4.3: Upgrade Existing vCNS/NSX Implementation
Objective 4.4: Expand Transport Zone to Include New Cluster(s)

Section 5: Configure VMware NSX Virtual Networks
Objective 5.1: Create and Administer Logical Switches
Objective 5.2: Configure VXLAN
Objective 5.3: Configure and Manage Layer 2 Bridging
Objective 5.4: Configure and Manage Logical Routers

Section 6: Configure and Manage NSX Network Services
Objective 6.1: Configure and Manage Logical Load Balancing
Objective 6.2: Configure and Manage Logical Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
Objective 6.3: Configure and Manage DHCP/DNS/NAT
Objective 6.4: Configure and Manage Edge Services High Availability

Section 7: Configure and Administer Network Security
Objective 7.1: Configure and Administer Logical Firewall Services
Objective 7.2: Configure Distributed Firewall Services
Objective 7.3: – Configure and Manage Service Composer

Section 8: Deploy a Cross-vCenter NSX Environment
Objective 8.1: Differentiate single and Cross-vCenter NSX deployments
Objective 8.2: Determine Cross-vCenter Requirements and Configurations

Section 9: Perform Operations Tasks in a VMware NSX Environment
Objective 9.1: Configure Roles, Permissions, and Scope
Objective 9.2: Understand NSX Automation
Objective 9.3: Monitor a VMware NSX Implementation
Objective 9.4: Perform Auditing and Compliance
Objective 9.5: Administer Logging
Objective 9.6: Backup and Recover Configurations

Section 10: Troubleshoot a VMware Network Virtualization Implementation
Objective 10.1: Compare and Contrast Tools Available for Troubleshooting
Objective 10.2: Troubleshoot Common NSX Installation/Configuration Issues
Objective 10.3: Troubleshoot Common NSX Component Issues
Objective 10.4: Troubleshoot Common Connectivity Issues
Objective 10.5: Troubleshoot Common vSphere Networking Issues