VCP-NV

The VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) Exam tests candidates on their skills and

abilities installing, configuring and administering a VMware NSX environment. Successful candidates
demonstrate mastery of these skills and abilities.

 

My Study sources used to learn for this exam was:

  1. VMware NSX 6.0 Documentation Center
  2. NSX-V 6.0 Administrator Guide
  3. VMware NSX-V 6.0 Design Guide
    Pay attention, this design guide link is to NSX-V 6.0 version. There is new version of this Design guide 2.0 witch including new feature of NSX-V 6.1 version.
  4. VCP-NV Exam Blueprint
  5. NSX ICM official training
  6. Working with NSX in the filed helped me with some of the question.

Some of the question in the exam was very NSX basic and test your fundamental understanding of NSX components, other question cause me to screws my head.

I think I can compeer this exam to Cisco CCNA level exam.

Most of the question in the exam was VMware NSX for vSphere version NSX-V) and few question was general and can be classified as NSX-MH question.

The Exam Objectives:

Section 1 – Define VMware NSX Technology and Architecture

  • Describe the Benefits of a VMware NSX Implementation
  • Describe VMware NSX Architecture
  • Differentiate VMware Network and Security Technologies
  • Contrast Physical and Virtual Network Technologies
  • Explain VMware NSX Integration with Third-Party Products and Services
  • Explain VMware NSX Integration with vCloud Automation Center (vCAC)

Section 2 – Plan and Configure vSphere Networking

  • Define Benefits of Running VMware NSX on Physical Network Fabrics
  • Describe Physical Infrastructure Requirements for a VMware NSX Implementation

Section 3 – Configure and Manage vSphere Networking

  • Configure and Manage vSphere Standard Switches (vSS)
  • Configure and Manage vSphere Distributed Switches (vDS)
  • Configure and Manage vSS and vDS Policies

Section 4 – Install and Upgrade VMware NSX

  • Configure Environment for Network Virtualization
  • Deploy VMware NSX Components
  • Upgrade Existing vCNS/NSX Implementation
  • Expand Transport Zone to Include New Cluster(s)

Section 5 – Configure VMware NSX Virtual Networks

  • Create and Administer Logical Switches
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Configure and Manage Layer 2 Bridging
  • Configure and Manage Logical Routers

Section 6 – Configure and Manage NSX Network Services

  • Configure and Manage Logical Load Balancing
  • Configure and Manage Logical Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
  • Configure and Manage DHCP/DNS/NAT
  • Configure and Manage Edge Services High Availability

Section 7 – Configure and Administer Network Security

  • Configure and Administer Logical Firewall Services
  • Configure Distributed Firewall Services
  • Configure and Manage Service Composer

Section 8 – Perform Operations Tasks in a VMware NSX Environment

  • Configure Roles, Permissions, and Scopes
  • Describe NSX Automation
  • Monitor a VMware NSX Implementation
  • Administer Logging
  • Backup and Recover Configurations

Section 9 – Troubleshoot a VMware Network Virtualization Implementation

  • Identify Tools Available for Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot Common NSX Installation/Configuration Issues
  • Troubleshoot Common NSX Component Issues
  • Troubleshoot Common Connectivity Issues
  • Troubleshoot Common vSphere Networking Issues