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Written by Christopher Lewis on August 1, 2017

Dynamic Routing provides the necessary forwarding information between Layer 2 broadcast domains. There are 3 types of Dynamic Routing supported by VMware NSX OSPF, BGP and IS-IS. In this post, as part of the VCAP6-NV Deployment Study Guide, we will be covering the configuration of BGP. Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX 6.x environment. Configure a Router ID for each NSX Edge To configure BGP, each NSX Edge must have a Router ID configured.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 1, 2017

Dynamic Routing provides the necessary forwarding information between Layer 2 broadcast domains. There are 3 types of Dynamic Routing supported by VMware NSX-V: OSPF, BGP and IS-IS. In this post, as part of the VCAP6-NV Deployment Study Guide, we will be covering the configuration of OSPF. Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX 6.x environment. Configure a Router ID for each NSX Edge To configure OSPF, each NSX Edge must have a Router ID configured.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 1, 2017

This is one of many posts that will form part of the VCAP6-NV Deploy Exam Guide. When configuring Dynamic Routing within VMware NSX it is important to configure each NSX Edge, either Edge Service Gateway (ESG) or Distributed Logical Router (DLR), with a Router ID. Configuring the Router ID Note: These steps assume you are not even logged into vCenter Server. Skip the first few steps if you are!

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 1, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 5.1 - Backup and Restore Network Configurations Schedule/Backup/Restore NSX Manager data Export/Restore vSphere Distributed Switch configuration Export/Import Service Composer profiles Save/Export/Import/Load Distributed Firewall configurations Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: A working VMware vSphere 6.x environment. A working VMware NSX 6.x environment. Objective Breakdown Schedule/Backup NSX Manager data Using a browser, navigate to the VMware NSX Manager Virtual Appliance (https://nsx-manager.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 31, 2017

In this series of 3 articles, we’ll be looking at how to configure VMware NSX and VMware vRealize Log Insight together so we get the best possible logging. In Part Three, we’ll be looking at how to configure the VMware NSX Edge to SYSLOG to VMware vRealize Log Insight. Configuring a VMware NSX Edge to SYSLOG to Log Insight Note: These steps assume you are not even logged into vCenter Server.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 31, 2017

This is one of many posts that will form part of the VCAP6-NV Deploy Exam Guide. What is an Edge Service Gateway (ESG)? An Edge Services Gateway is a virtual appliance that is responsible for both North/South traffic and various Edge services, including Load Balancing, NAT and DHCP. In this example, we will create a new ESG with two interfaces, one to connect to the transit network (Internal) and one to connect to a vDS Portgroup (Uplink).

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 31, 2017

This is one of many posts that will form part of the VCAP6-NV Deploy Exam Guide. What is a Distributed Logical Router (DLR) ? A Distributed Logical Router (or Logical Distributed Router) is typically used to route East/West traffic between Logical Switches. In this example, we will create a new DLR with two Internal interfaces to connect the App_Tier and Data_Tier Logical Switches. FInally we’ll add an Uplink interface to connect the DLR to a “transit” logical switch.

VMware NSX-V VCAP6-NV VCIX6-NV HOWTO

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