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VCIX-NV Objective 5.1 – Troubleshoot Common NSX Installation/Configuration Issues

This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and covers troubleshooting common installation and configuration issues.

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Troubleshooting NSX installation
Order of operations with a NSX installation is important. If you skip a step or forget to fulfil a prerequisite, you will have issues in completing the installation in peaceful harmony. This page lists some of the most common … Read more

VMware VCIX-NV Exam Experience

When VMware brought NSX to market, I was instantly hooked on the technology, being a hybrid engineer in networking and virtualisation. I took every bit of information that was there to educate myself on NSX. When VMware launched the NSX education track (VCP-NV, VCIX-NV, VCDX-NV), I started preparing to test myself on NSX. After passing the VCP-NV in October, I started to prepare for VCIX-NV.

Important to note is that the VCIX-NV exam is based on the NSX for vSphere edition, NSX for Multi-Hypervisors doesn’t make an appearance. As VCIX-NV is an exam where you actually have to do configuration … Read more

VCIX-NV Objective 6.3 – Configure and Manage Service Composer

This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and covers the Service Composer, which allows the chaining of (third party) services to virtual machines.

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Service Composer
Some say the Service Composer inside VMware is the most powerful feature of the entire NSX platform, I tend to agree. With the service composer, you can ‘compose’ chains of services … Read more

VCIX-NV Objective 6.2 – Configure and Administer Role Based Access Control

This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and covers role based access control (RBAC) in the NSX interface.

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Role Based Access Control
The NSX Manager has its own authentication database and permission roles you can assign to users. When installing NSX and linking the NSX Manager to vCenter, the NSX Manager gets access to the vCenter authentication database … Read more

VCIX-NV Objective 6.1 – Configure and Administer Firewall Services

This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and covers managing the different firewall options that NSX has.

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NSX Firewalls
There are several security measures inside the NSX platform. When it comes to firewalls, you have two options; the Edge Services Gateway Firewall or the Distributed Firewall.

The first one can act … Read more

VCIX-NV Objective 4.1 – Backup and Restore Network Configurations

This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and is about the backup and restore possibilities in NSX.

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Backup & Restore in NSX
When a complete NSX virtual network is built with logical switches, distributed routers & firewalls, edge services gateways and all the virtual machine network data, there has gone a lot of time into that configuration. As with physical switches, you’d want to make sure that the implementation … Read more

VCIX-NV Objective 3.3 – Configure and Manage DHCP/DNS/NAT

This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and is about a collection of services on the NSX Edge Services Gateway: DHCP, DNS and NAT.

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DHCP, DNS and NAT services
An edge router/firewall wouldn’t be complete with services like DHCP, DNS and NAT (source and destination), so the NSX Edge Services Gateway has these … Read more

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