VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-641)

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2016-08-17
  • Publisher: VMware Press
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The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-641) presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.


  • Master VMware VCP6-NV exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions

The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-641) focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6–Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) exam (#2V0-641). Leading NSX and data center expert Elver Sena Sosa shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The companion website contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take two complete, timed exams. The assessment engine tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.


Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-641) is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from Vmware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit


The official study guide helps you master all of the topics on the VCP6-NV (#2V0-641) exam, including:


  • Understanding VMware NSX technology and architecture
  • Understanding Vmware NSX physical infrastructure requirements
  • Configuring and managing vSphere networking
  • Installing and upgrading VMware NSX
  • Configuring Vmware NSX virtual networks
  • Configuring and managing NSX network services
  • Configuring and administering network security
  • Deploying a cross-vCenter NSX environment
  • Performing operations tasks in a VMware NSX environment
  • Troubleshooting a Vmware network virtualization implementation

Author Biography

Elver Sena Sosa, CCIE 7321 Emeritus (R&S), VCDX-NV (#154), CCSI, VCI. Elver has been working in IT since the late 1990s. Elver started his IT career as an intern network engineer in Appleton, Wisconsin, later moving to Columbus, Ohio, to work with AT&T Solutions. Over the years Elver continued to learn more about different technologies and how these technologies could help solve business problems. Feeling constrained and limited working in a siloed environment, Elver decided to become an independent contractor so that he could help provide technical solutions for as many different clients as possible. Elver currently is the data center infrastructure architect at Hydra 1303, Inc. You can follow Elver on Twitter @ElverS_Opinion, or his blog,

Table of Contents

1. Software Defined Data Center
2. Physical Network Requirements
3. vSphere Standard Switch
4. vSphere Distributed Switch
5. NSX Architecture
6. NSX IP Pools
7. NSX Controller
8. NSX Cluster Preparation
10. Transport Zones
11. Logical Switches
12. Distributed Logical Router
13. Distributed Router Control VM
14. Layer 3 VLAN Connectivity
15. Layer 2 Bridging
16. Distributed Firewall
17. Service Composer
18. Logical Firewall Services
19. Routing and NSX Edge
20. NSX Edge Network Services
21. VPN Services
22. Role Based Access Control
23. NSX Logging
24. NSX Auditing and Compliance
25. NSX Automation
26. NSX and vCloud Automation Center
27. vCNS to NSX Migration
28. Monitoring and Recovery
29. Troubleshooting and Monitoring vSphere Networking Issues
30. Troubleshooting and Monitoring NSX Networking Issues
Appendix A. Answers to the Do I Know This Already? Quizzes and Review Questions

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