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VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-641)

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style="margin:0px;" > Trust the Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are the only VMware authorized self-study books and are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

  • Master VMware certification exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • This is the eBook edition of The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the practice exams that come with the print edition.

    The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allows you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

    The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6—Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV #2V0-641) exam. Leading NSX and data center expert Elver Sena Sosa shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time.

    The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCP6-NV (#2V0-641) exam, including:

  • Understanding VMware NSX technology and architecture

  • Understanding VMware NSX physical infrastructure requirements

  • Configuring and managing vSphere networking

  • Installing and upgrading VMware NSX

  • Configuring VMware NSX virtual networks

  • Configuring and managing NSX network services

  • Configuring and administering network security

  • Deploying a cross-vCenter NSX environment

  • Performing operations tasks in a VMware NSX environment

  • Troubleshooting a VMware network virtualization implementation

  • The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.


    Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Contents
    6. Dedication
    7. About the Author
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Who Should Read This Book
      3. Book Features
      4. How to Use This Book
      5. Certification Exam and This Preparation Guide
      6. Book Content Updates
        1. Companion Website
        2. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions
        3. Install the Software
        4. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
        5. Activating Other Exams
        6. Assessing Exam Readiness
        7. Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests
    12. Chapter 1. Introduction to VMware NSX
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Physical Network Challenges
        2. Ethernet Challenges
        3. IP Network Challenges
        4. Security Challenges
        5. VMware NSX
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    13. Chapter 2. Network and VMware vSphere Requirements for NSX
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Physical Network Infrastructure
        2. POD Design
        3. Collapsed Access Layer
        4. Spine and Leaf Design
        5. NSX and Physical Network Infrastructure
        6. NSX and vSphere
        7. vSphere Distributed Switch
        8. Configure LACP
        9. Configure QoS Marking
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    14. Chapter 3. NSX Architecture and NSX Manager
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Network Planes
        2. NSX Architecture
        3. NSX Manager
        4. NSX Manager Base Configuration
        5. Cross vCenter NSX
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    15. Chapter 4. VXLAN, NSX Controllers, and NSX Preparation
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. VXLAN Introduction
        2. VXLAN
        3. NSX Controllers
        4. IP Pools
        5. Host Preparation
        6. Host Configuration
        7. VNI Pools, Multicast Pools, and Transport Zones
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    16. Chapter 5. NSX Switches
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Logical Switches
        2. Creating a Logical Switch
        3. Verifying Logical Switches
        4. Adding Virtual Machines to Logical Switches
        5. Logical Switch Tables
        6. VTEP Table
        7. MAC Table
        8. ARP Table
        9. Logical Switch Table Verification
        10. Unknown Unicast or ARP Request
        11. Replication Mode
        12. Multicast Replication Mode
        13. Unicast Replication Mode and Proxy VTEP
        14. Hybrid Replication Mode
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    17. Chapter 6. Logical Switch Packet Walks
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Logical Switches Packet Walks
        2. Logical Switch Packet Walk Example 1
        3. Logical Switch Packet Walk Example 2
        4. Logical Switch Packet Walk Example 3
        5. Logical Switch Packet Walk Example 4
        6. Logical Switch Packet Walk Example 5
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    18. Chapter 7. Logical Router
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. NSX Logical Router
        2. Logical Router Control VM
        3. Creating and Deploying the Logical Router
        4. Logical Router Verification
        5. Connectivity Testing
        6. Locale ID
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    19. Chapter 8. Logical Router Packet Walks
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Logical Router Packet Walks
        2. Logical Router Packet Walk Example 1
        3. Logical Router Packet Walk Example 2
        4. Logical Router Packet Walk Example 3
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    20. Chapter 9. NSX Edge Services Gateway
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. NSX Edge
        2. NSX Edge Size
        3. Edge HA
        4. Creating and Deploying an NSX Edge
        5. Undeployed NSX Edge
        6. Monitoring and Verifying the NSX Edge
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    21. Chapter 10. Layer 2 Extensions
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Layer 2 VPN
        2. Configuring Layer 2 VPN
        3. Verifying Layer 2 VPN
        4. Layer 2 VPN Packet Walk
        5. Layer 2 Bridging
        6. Configuring Layer 2 Bridging
        7. Verifying Layer 2 Bridging
        8. Layer 2 Bridging Packet Walk
        9. Hardware VTEPs
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    22. Chapter 11. Layer 3 Connectivity Between Virtual and Physical Networks
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Logical Router VLAN LIF
        2. Designated Instance
        3. NSX Edge Gateway
        4. Equal Cost Multipathing
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    23. Chapter 12. Routing Protocols
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Routing
        2. Static Routes
        3. OSPF
        4. BGP
        5. IS-IS
        6. Route Redistribution
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    24. Chapter 13. NSX Edge VPN Services
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. IPsec VPNs
        2. Configuring IPsec VPNs
        3. Verifying IPsec VPNs
        4. SSL VPN-Plus
        5. Configure SSL VPN-Plus
        6. Verifying SSL VPN-Plus
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    25. Chapter 14. NSX Edge Network Services and Security
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Network Address Translation
        2. NSX Edge Load Balancer
        3. Configuring the Edge Load Balancer
        4. NSX Edge Protocol and Port Groupings
        5. Configure NSX Edge DHCP and DNS
        6. NSX Edge Logical Firewall
        7. Configuring an Edge Firewall
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    26. Chapter 15. Distributed Logical Firewall
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Traditional Firewall Design Compromises
        2. Distributed Logical Firewall
        3. Logical Firewall Rules
        4. NSX Manager and Domains
        5. Verifying DFW Functionality
        6. SpoofGuard
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    27. Chapter 16. Security Services
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Security Services for NSX
        2. Service Composer
        3. Logical Firewall Service Redirection
        4. Security Tags
        5. IP Sets and MAC Sets
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    28. Chapter 17. Additional NSX Features
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. VMware Data Security
        2. Activity Monitoring
        3. Flow Monitoring
        4. Traceflow
        5. Role Based Access Control
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    29. Chapter 18. NSX Automation
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. REST
        2. NSX API Calls for Logical Switch
        3. NSX API Calls for Logical Router
        4. NSX API Calls for NSX Edge
        5. vRealize Automation
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    30. Chapter 19. Upgrade to NSX for vSphere 6.2
      1. Do I Know This Already?
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Upgrade vCloud Network and Security to NSX for vSphere
        2. Upgrade NSX for vSphere to NSX for vSphere 6.2
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    31. Chapter 20. Final Preparation
      1. Getting Ready
      2. Taking the Exam
      3. Tools for Final Preparation
        1. Review Tools on the Companion Website
        2. Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions
        3. Using the Exam Engine
    32. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
      17. Chapter 17
      18. Chapter 18
      19. Chapter 19
    33. Appendix B. VCP6-NV Exam 2V0-641 Updates
      1. Always Get the Latest at the Book’s Product Page
      2. Technical Content
    34. Glossary
    35. Index
    36. Appendix C. Memory Tables
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 9
      6. Chapter 10
      7. Chapter 11
      8. Chapter 12
      9. Chapter 13
      10. Chapter 14
      11. Chapter 15
      12. Chapter 16
      13. Chapter 17
      14. Chapter 18
    37. Appendix D. Memory Tables Answer Key
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 9
      6. Chapter 10
      7. Chapter 11
      8. Chapter 12
      9. Chapter 13
      10. Chapter 14
      11. Chapter 15
      12. Chapter 16
      13. Chapter 17
      14. Chapter 18
    38. Appendix E. Study Planner
    39. Where are the companion content files?
    40. Inside Front Cover
    41. Inside Back Cover
    42. Code Snippets