Welcome to the (Un)Official VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide! During the course of my training for the VCIX-NV certification, I started keeping notes working through the blueprint and decided to turn those notes into full fledged posts detailing the requirements of the VCIX-NV blueprint.

The topics below are taken from the VCIX-NV blueprint guide version 1.7, Dec 2014. For the full 245 pages in a compiled PDF form, click the download button on the right. If you’d like to repost this guide, please do, but link to this page. The button helps me count the downloads. :-)

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Section 1 – Install and Upgrade VMware NSX

Objective 1.1 – Deploy VMware NSX Components
Objective 1.2 – Upgrade VMware NSX Components
Objective 1.3 – Configure and Manage Transport Zones

Section 2 – Create and Manage VMware NSX Virtual Networks

Objective 2.1 – Create and Administer Logical Switches
Objective 2.2 – Configure VXLANs
Objective 2.3 – Configure and Manage Layer 2 Bridging
Objective 2.4 – Configure and Manage Logical Routers

Section 3 – Deploy and Manage NSX Network Services

Objective 3.1 – Configure and Manage Logical Load Balancing
Objective 3.2 – Configure and Manage Logical Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Objective 3.3 – Configure and Manage DHCP/DNS/NAT

Section 4 – Perform Operational Maintenance

Objective 4.1 – Backup and Restore Network Configurations
Objective 4.2 – Monitor an NSX Implementation

Section 5 – Perform Advanced Troubleshooting

Objective 5.1 – Troubleshoot Common NSX Installation/Configuration Issues
Objective 5.2 – Troubleshoot Common NSX Component Issues
Objective 5.3 – Troubleshoot Common Connectivity Issues
Objective 5.4 – Troubleshoot Common Services Issues

Section 6 – Secure an NSX Environment

Objective 6.1 – Configure and Administer Firewall Services
Objective 6.2 – Configure and Administer Role Based Access Control
Objective 6.3 – Configure and Manage Service Composer

Section 7 – Utilize API and CLI Commands to Manage an NSX Deployment

Objective 7.1 – Administer and Execute calls using the NSX vSphere API
Objective 7.2 – Manage and Report on an NSX Environment using the NSX Command Line Interface


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