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Objective 2.1: Compare and Contrast the Benefits of Running VMware NSX on Physical Network Fabrics

You need to be able to recognize how your physical network works, and determine if NSX can be of benefit to the organization. Understanding of the following: Leaf Spine Problems solved by such Scalability STP VLAN spread L2/L3 Spine – …

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Objective 1.5: Understand VMware NSX Integration with vRealize Automation (vRA)

Attaching Network Profiles  NSX Manager and controllers built Transport Zones Clusters prepared vRA and NSX Intro to AppCentric Networking Understanding how NSX will work with automation products   What can be created in Automation Logical Router Logical network Virtual networks …

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Objective 1.4: Understand VMware NSX Integration with Third-Party Products and Services

Integration with third-party Partner Tools and Systems using NSX REST API REST API is exposed by NSX Manager NSX API Guide 6.2 See Chapter 1 NSX API Guide 6.3 Consumed by Cloud management platforms Service management portals Internal workflow As …

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Objective 1.3: Differentiate Physical and Virtual Network Technologies

Differentiate Logical and Physical Topologies Chapter 3 of Design Guide  Physical Network topology Hosts Spine and leaf Oversubscription of uplinks from top of rack to spine Link redundancy Logical How signals on physical media are passing along the network   …

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(NSX v6.2) Objective 1.1: Compare and Contrast the Benefits of a VMware NSX Implementation

Challenges with Physical Network Implementations (See NSX Design Guide 6.2) Lack of vlans, for instance in the enterprises environment, ie limitation of 4096 Edge hair-pinning of traffic with firewalls NSX scalability You need long distance vmotion but faces the need …

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