VCIX-NV Study Guide

Time to get another exam out of the way, I am absolutely not the kind of guy who gets a buzz from exams (talking about guys like @vbeegee) so here goes… I’m going to work through the blueprint like I did for the VCAP-DCA exam taking notes as I go so apologies in advance for the formatting/lack of detail this is intended to just be my study notes!!

Any blogs or posts I found useful I’ll link to them as well.

Section 1 – Prepare VMware NSX Infrastructure

Objective 1.1 – Deploy VMware NSX Infrastructure components
Objective 1.2 – Prepare Host Clusters for Network Virtualization
Objective 1.3 – Configure and Manage Transport Zones

Section 2 – Create and Manage VMware NSX Virtual Networks

Objective 2.1 – Create and Manage Logical Switches
Objective 2.2 – Configure and Manage Layer 2 Bridging
Objective 2.3 – Configure and Manage Routing

Section 3 – Deploy and Manage NSX Network Services

Objective 3.1 – Configure and Manage Logical Load Balancing
Objective 3.2 – Configure and Manage Logical Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Objective 3.3 – Configure and Manage Additional VMware NSX Edge Services

Section 4 – Secure a vSphere Data Center with VMware NSX

Objective 4.1 – Configure and Manage Logical Firewall Services
Objective 4.2 – Configure and Manage Service Composer

Section 5 – Perform Operational Management of a VMware NSX Implementation

Objective 5.1 – Backup and Restore Network Configurations
Objective 5.2 – Monitor an NSX Implementation
Objective 5.3 – Configure and Manage Role Based Access Control

Section 6 – Configure Cross vCenter Networking and Security

Objective 6.1 – Configure Cross vCenter VMware NSX infrastructure components
Objective 6.2 – Configure and Manage Universal Logical Network Objects
Objective 6.3 – Configure and Manage Universal Logical Security Objects

Section 7 – Perform Advanced VMware NSX Troubleshooting

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

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

Objective 8.1 – Administer and Execute calls using the VMware NSX vSphere API