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Cert Prep: VMware Certified Professional 6-Network Virtualization (2v0-641)

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This course is also an exam preparation course as is covers technologies and topics in the in the VMware 2v0-641 exam, to help you obtain VCP6-NV certification.

As organizations shift from traditional network architecture to software-defined networks, system administrators must stay familiar with various platforms. This course explains what VMware NSX is and how it can be used to establish a software-based datacenter. Learn how creating a logical network makes microsegmentation of security possible, to control data and networked application security separately. Because this type of control and security is transforming networking as we know it and is the future of networking, this course demonstrates how to configure, administer, and troubleshoot networks, network services, and virtual environments.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
1. VCP6-NV Certification Requirements
  • New candidate requirements
  • Existing candidate requirements
  • Exam topics and test blueprint: Overview
2. Define VMware NSX Technology and Architecture
  • Section 1: Overview
  • Describe the benefits of a VMware NSX Implementation
  • Describe VMware NSX Architecture
  • Differentiate VMware network and security technologies
  • Contrast physical and virtual network technologies
  • Explain VMware NSX integration with third-party products and services
  • Explain VMware NSX integration with vRealize Automation (vRA)
3. Describe VMware NSX Physical Infrastructure Requirements
  • Section 2: Overview
  • Define Benefits of running VMware NSX on physical network fabrics
  • Describe physical infrastructure requirements for a VMware NSX implementation
4. Configure and Manage vSphere Networking
  • Section 3: Overview
  • Configure and manage vSphere standard switches
  • vSS settings demo
  • Configure and manage vSphere distributed wwitches
  • Configure and Manage vSS and vDS policies
5. Install and Upgrade VMware NSX
  • Section 4: Overview
  • Configure environment for network virtualization
  • Deploy VMware NSX components
  • Upgrade existing vCNS/NSX implementation
  • Expand transport zone to include new clusters
6. Configure VMware NSX Virtual Networks
  • Section 5: Overview
  • Create and administer logical switches
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Configure and manage layer 2 bridging
  • Logical router concepts
  • Configure and manage logical routers
7. Configure and Manage NSX Network Services
  • Section 6: Overview
  • Logical load balancing concepts
  • Configuring logical load balancing
  • Virtual private network (VPN) concepts
  • Tools for configuring VPNs
  • Configure and manage DHCP/DNS
  • Configure and manage NAT
  • Configure and manage edge services high availability
8. Configure and Administer Network Security
  • Section 7: Overview
  • Configure and administer logical firewall services
  • Configure distributed firewall services
  • Configure and manage service composer
9. Perform Operations Tasks in a VMware NSX Environment
  • Section 8: Overview
  • Concepts of roles, permissions, and scopes
  • Configuring roles in NSX
  • Describe NSX automation
  • Monitor a VMware NSX implementation
  • Perform auditing and compliance
  • Administer logging
  • Backup and recover concepts
  • Backup tools and settings
10. Troubleshoot a VMware Network Virtualization Implementation
  • Section 9: Overview
  • Common NSX Issues
  • Tools for troubleshooting NSX
  • Using traceflow to verify NSX connectivity
  • Scheduling and testing tips
  • Next steps

Taught by

Bill Ferguson

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