VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 - Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV Deploy) Exam

Exam Number: 3V0-643 Duration: 205 minutes
Associated Certification: VCAP6-NV Deployment Number of Questions: 23
Exam Product: NSX Version: 6.2 Passing Score: 300
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Recommended Training: VMware NSX Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2] Validated Against: NSX 6.2
Exam Price: $450 USD, More on Pricing Exam Languages: English
First Available Appointment: 29 August 2016 Format: Lab-based
Exam Information Last Updated: 29 August 2016

This exam tests your skills and abilities in implementing a VMware NSX 6.2 solution, including deployment, administration, optimization, and troubleshooting.

Exam Topics How to Prepare Additional Resources
+ Section 1 - Prepare VMware NSX Infrastructure
+ Objective 1.1 - Deploy VMware NSX Infrastructure components
Skills and Abilities
  • Deploy the NSX Manager virtual appliance
  • Integrate the NSX Manager with vCenter Server
    • Configure Single Sign On
    • Specify a Syslog Server
  • Implement and Configure NSX Controllers
  • Exclude virtual machines from firewall protection according to a deployment plan
+ Objective 1.2 - Prepare Host Clusters for Network Virtualization
Skills and Abilities
  • Prepare vSphere Distributed Switching for NSX
  • Prepare a cluster for NSX
    • Add/Remove Hosts from cluster
  • Configure the appropriate teaming policy for a given implementation
  • Configure VXLAN Transport parameters according to a deployment plan
+ Objective 1.3 - Configure and Manage Transport Zones
Skills and Abilities
  • Create Transport Zones according to a deployment plan
  • Configure the control plane mode for a Transport Zone
  • Add clusters to Transport Zones
  • Remove clusters from Transport Zones
+ Section 2 - Create and Manage VMware NSX Virtual Networks
+ Objective 2.1 - Create and Manage Logical Switches
Skills and Abilities
  • Create/Delete Logical Switches
  • Assign and configure IP addresses
  • Connect a Logical Switch to an NSX Edge
  • Deploy services on a Logical Switch
  • Connect/Disconnect virtual machines to/from a Logical Switch
  • Test Logical Switch connectivity
+ Objective 2.2 - Configure and Manage Layer 2 Bridging
Skills and Abilities
  • Add Layer 2 Bridging
  • Connect Layer 2 Bridging to the appropriate distributed virtual port group
+ Objective 2.3 - Configure and Manage Routing
Skills and Abilities
  • Deploy the appropriate NSX Edge (ESG/LDR) 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
+ Section 3 - Deploy and Manage VMware NSX Network Services
+ Objective 3.1 - Configure and Manage Logical Load Balancing
Skills and Abilities
  • 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 3.2 - Configure and Manage Logical Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Skills and Abilities
  • Configure IPSec VPN service to enable site to site communication
  • Configure SSL VPN service to allow remote users to access private networks
  • Configure L2 VPN service to stretch multiple logical networks across geographical sites
+ Objective 3.3 - Configure and Manage Additional VMware NSX Edge Services
Skills and Abilities
  • Configure DHCP services according to a deployment plan:
    • Create/edit a DHCP IP Pool
    • Create/edit DHCP Static Binding
    • Configure DHCP relay
  • Configure DNS services
  • Configure NAT services to provide access to services running on privately addressed virtual machines
+ Section 4 - Secure a vSphere Data Center with VMware NSX
+ Objective 4.1 - Configure and Manage Logical Firewall Services
Skills and Abilities
  • Configure Edge and Distributed Firewall rules according to a deployment plan:
    • Create/configure Firewall rule sections for specific departments
    • Create/configure Identity-based firewall (IDFW) for specific users/groups
  • Configure SpoofGuard policies to enhance security
  • Filter firewall rules to narrow a scope
+ Objective 4.2 - Configure and Manage Service Composer
Skills and Abilities
  • Create/configure Service Composer according to a deployment plan:
    • Configure Security Groups
    • Configure Security Policies
    • Configure Activity Monitoring for a Security Policy
  • Create/edit/delete Security Tags
  • Configure Network Introspection
  • Configure Guest Introspection
+ Section 5 - Perform Operational Management of a VMware NSX Implementation
+ Objective 5.1 - Backup and Restore Network Configurations
Skills and Abilities
  • 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 5.2 - Monitor a VMware NSX Implementation
Skills and Abilities
  • 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 5.3 - Configure and Manage Role Based Access Control
Skills and Abilities
  • 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
+ Section 6 - Configure Cross vCenter Networking and Security
+ Objective 6.1 - Configure Cross vCenter VMware NSX infrastructure components
Skills and Abilities
  • Configure NSX manager roles (Primary, Secondary, Standalone, Transit) according to a deployment plan:
    • Assign Primary role to specified NSX Manager
    • Assign Secondary role to specified NSX Managers
  • Deploy/configure Universal Controller Cluster
  • Configure Universal segment ID pools
  • Create/manage Universal transport zones
+ Objective 6.2 - Configure and Manage Universal Logical Network Objects
Skills and Abilities
  • Create/configure Universal Logical Switches
  • Create/configure Universal Distributed Logical Routers
  • Configure local egress
+ Objective 6.3 - Configure and Manage Universal Logical Security Objects
Skills and Abilities
  • Configure Universal MAC sets
  • Configure Universal IP sets
  • Configure Universal security groups
  • Configure Universal firewall rules
  • Configure Universal services and service groups
+ Section 7 - Perform Advanced VMware NSX Troubleshooting
+ Objective 7.1 - Troubleshoot Common VMware NSX Installation/Configuration Issues
Skills and Abilities
  • Troubleshoot NSX Manager services
  • Download Technical Supports logs from NSX Manager
  • Troubleshoot host preparation issues
  • Troubleshoot NSX Controller cluster status, roles and connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Logical Switch transport zone and NSX Edge mappings
  • Troubleshoot Logical Router interface and route mappings
  • Troubleshoot distributed and edge firewall implementations
+ Objective 7.2 - Troubleshoot VMware NSX Connectivity Issues
Skills and Abilities
  • Monitor and analyze virtual machine traffic with Flow Monitoring
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine connectivity
  • Troubleshoot dynamic routing protocols
+ Objective 7.3 - Troubleshoot VMware NSX Edge Services Issues
Skills and Abilities
  • Troubleshoot VPN service issues
  • Troubleshoot DHCP/DNS/NAT service issues
  • Troubleshoot Logical Load Balancer implementation issues
  • Download Technical Support logs from NSX Edge instances
+ Section 8 - Utilize API Commands to Manage a VMware NSX Deployment
+ Objective 8.1 - Administer and Execute calls using the VMware NSX vSphere API
Skills and Abilities
  • Construct and execute an API call using correct syntax and formatting
  • Programmatically configure system parameters including:
    • NSX controller syslog
    • Modify DLR declared dead time
  • Analyze, modify, and successfully retrieve configuration data using an existing API call
+ Exam Contributors
Shahzad Ali
John Whitman
Dwayne Sinclair
Chris McCain
James Walker
Andy Sholomon
Paul Mancuso
Bhavin Shah
Ron Fuller
Dan Illson
Abdul Rahim
Jason Scanga
Gabriel Maciel
Bryan Salek
Ed Shmookler