Category : Certification

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 30, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 2.2 - Configure and Manage Layer 2 Bridging Add Layer 2 Bridging Connect Layer 2 Bridging to the appropriate distributed virtual port group Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX 6.x environment. The following prerequisites are for Layer 2 Bridging. An NSX logical router must be deployed in your environment.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 30, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 5.2 - Monitor a VMware NSX Implementation Configure logging for NSX components according to a deployment plan Monitor health of networking services Monitor health and status of infrastructure components: vSphere NSX Manager Control Cluster Enable data collection for single/multiple virtual machines Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX 6.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 30, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 3.1 - Configure and Manage Logical Load Balancing Configure the appropriate Load Balancer model for a given application topology. Configure SSL off-loading. Configure a service monitor to define health check parameters for a specific type of network traffic. Optimize a server pool to manage and share backend servers. Configure an application profile and rules. Configure virtual servers. Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 30, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 2.3 - Configure and Manage Routing Deploy the appropriate NSX Edge (ESG/DLR) device according to a deployment plan. Configure centralized and distributed routing. Configure default gateway parameters. Configure static routes. Select and configure appropriate dynamic routing protocol according to a deployment plan: OSPF BGP IS-IS Configure route redistribution to support a multi-protocol environment. Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 30, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 5.3 - Configure and Manage Role Based Access Control Implement identity service support for Active Directory, NIS, and LDAP with Single Sign-On (SSO). Manage User rights: Assign roles to user accounts Change a user role Delete/disable/enable a user account Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX 6.x environment.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 30, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 8.1 - Administer and Execute calls using the VMware NSX vSphere API Construct and execute an API call using correct syntax and formatting Programmatically configure system parameters including: NSX controller syslog Modify DLR declared dead time Analyze, modify, and successfully retrieve configuration data using an existing API call. Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 30, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 2.1 - Create and Manage Logical Switches Create/Delete Logical Switches Assign and configure IP addresses Connect a Logical Switch to an NSX Edge Deploy services on a Logical Switch Connect/Disconnect virtual machines to/from a Logical Switch Test Logical Switch connectivity Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX-V 6.x environment. The following are additional prerequisites for creating a NSX Logical Switch:

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 30, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 1.3 - Configure and Manage Transport Zones Create Transport Zones according to a deployment plan Configure the control plane mode for a Transport Zone Add clusters to Transport Zones Remove clusters from Transport Zones Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. The VMware NSX Manager has been deployed. At least one VMware NSX Controller has been deployed (if required).

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 30, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 1.2 - Prepare Host Clusters for Network Virtualization Prepare vSphere Distributed Switching for NSX Prepare a cluster for NSX Add/Remove Hosts from cluster Configure the appropriate teaming policy for a given implementation Configure VXLAN Transport parameters according to a deployment plan Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. The VMware NSX Manager has been deployed.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 29, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 1.1 - Deploy VMware NSX Infrastructure components Deploy the NSX Manager virtual appliance Integrate the NSX Manager with vCenter Server Configure Single Sign On Specify a Syslog Server Implement and Configure NSX Controllers Exclude virtual machines from firewall protection according to a deployment plan Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. Objective Breakdown Deploy the NSX Manager virtual appliance See HOWTO: Deploy and Configure the VMware NSX Manager Virtual Appliance - Part 1

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 21, 2017

Today marks another “milestone” in my personal certification journey. Following the successful completion of the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam (post), I can now call myself a VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 - Cloud Management and Automation. Note: I’m still waiting for VMware Cert Manager and Acclaim to catch up!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on July 21, 2017

Today marks the end of another certification journey. After taking the exam Wednesday afternoon, I received notification this morning that I passed the 3V0-633 VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 - Cloud Management and Automation - Deploy Exam. Note: I am still waiting for Cert Manager to be updated but that should happen in the next 24hrs! It has been a long and trying road getting this exam in the bag, and I have blogged about my experiences:

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