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VMwareNSX
In this blog post I will cover section 2 object 2.3 of the VCAP6-NV Deploy exam.

Objective 2.3 – Configure and Manage Routing

  • 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

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VMwareNSX

In this blog post, I will cover section 1 objective 1.2 of the VCAP6-NV Deploy exam.

Objective 1.2 – Prepare Host Clusters for Network Virtualization

  • 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

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VMwareNSX

In this blog post, I will cover section 1 objective 1.1 of the VCAP6-NV Deploy exam.

Objective 1.1 – Deploy VMware NSX Infrastructure components

  • 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

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Well….here goes nothing! I’ve decided that the next certification that I will pursue will be the VCAP6-NV Deploy. (I sure hope I don’t regret this! 😳) With all the hype surrounding NSX and SDDC, what better time than now to really focus on the software defined network. More and more companies are starting to adopt NSX to harden their security, help them get into network automation with products like vRealize Automation, or even to help protect and migrate workloads to public cloud. So to stay relevant….I better jump on the bandwagon sooner than later.

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