VCAP6 - Network Virtualisation Deployment Study Guide


Published on 10 July 2017 by thecloudxpert. Words: 758. Reading Time: 4 mins.

I’m using the following list of links to study for my VCAP6-NV exam:

The official VMware Exam Blueprint is located here so be sure to check it out as part of your study!.

Note: Due to the fact my homelab environment is running vSphere 6.5, i’m using NSX 6.3.x rather than 6.2.x. Therefore, the majority of configuration examples will be identical but there maybe some subtle differences.


Section 1 - Prepare VMware NSX Infrastructure

Section 2 - Create and Manage VMware NSX Virtual Networks

Section 3 - Deploy and Manage VMware NSX Network Services

Section 4 - Secure a vSphere Data Center with VMware NSX

Section 5 - Perform Operational Management of a VMware NSX Implementation

Section 6 - Configure Cross vCenter Networking and Security

Section 7 - Perform Advanced VMware NSX Troubleshooting

  • Objective 7.1 - Troubleshoot Common VMware NSX Installation/Configuration Issues
  • Objective 7.2 - Troubleshoot VMware NSX Connectivity Issues
  • Objective 7.3 - Troubleshoot VMware NSX Edge Services Issues

Section 8 - Utilize API Commands to Manage a VMware NSX Deployment

VMware NSX Posts

The following posts have been created by me during my study for VCIX6-NV. Some of the articles will be referred to during the Exam Guide but they are also available below:

Hands on Labs (HOL)

Current Labs

Older Labs (if available)

  • HOL-1703-SDC-1 - VMware NSX: Introduction and Feature Tour
  • HOL-1703-USE-2 - VMware NSX: Distributed Firewall with Micro-Segmentation
  • HOL-1703-USE-3 - VMware NSX: Operations and Visibility
  • HOL-1703-SDC-4 - VMware NSX: Installation and Configuration
  • HOL-1720-SDC-1 - VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) with vSphere and NSX
  • HOL-1725-SDC-1 - VMware NSX Advanced Consumption
  • HOL-1725-USE-2 - VMware NSX Multi-Site DR with SRM
  • HOL-1723-SDC-1 - Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform with VMware NSX
  • HOL-1706-SDC-1 - Cloud Management Platform: Integrating the Parts
  • HOL-1721-USE-2 - vRealize Automation 7 Advanced
  • HOL-SDC-1603 - VMware NSX Introduction
  • HOL-SDC-1620 - OpenStack with VMware vSphere and NSX
  • HOL-SDC-1624 - VMware NSX and the vRealize Suite
  • HOL-SDC-1625 - VMware NSX Advanced
  • HOL-PRT-1672 - Deploying Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform with VMware NSX

VMworld Sessions

Watching the following VMworld sessions may help with your study prep:

  • SEC1959-S - The “Goldilocks Zone” for Security
  • NET3305-S - Virtualize your Network with VMware NSX
  • NET1586 - Advanced Network Services with NSX
  • NET1674 - Advanced Topics & Future Directions in Network Virtualization with NSX
  • SEC2567 - Unleashing Collaborative Security with VMware NSX - Advanced Defense for Advanced Threats

Other Great Community Resources / Contributors

Published on 10 July 2017 by thecloudxpert. Words: 758. Reading Time: 4 mins.

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