Network Virtualization Deployment Exam  (3V0-624)


4 Weeks

Course Overview

This extended-hours training course equips you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design and deploy a VMware vSphere® 6.0 virtual infrastructure.

Some Features

You follow a proven approach to design and deploy a virtualization solution that is available, scalable, manageable, and secure, and that uses VMware best practices. This course discusses the benefits and risks of available design alternatives and provides information to support making sound design decisions.

In this course, you practice your design skills by working with peers on a design project. You also deploy components of a completed vSphere design. This course is based on VMware ESXi™ 6.0 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.0.


Completion of the following courses:

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.0] Or equivalent experience with vSphere deployments

Course Modules

  • Objective 1.1 – Perform automated ESXi Host deployment and configuration
  • Objective 1.1 – Deploy VMware NSX Infrastructure components Skills and Abilities • Deploy the NSX Manager virtual appliance • Integrate the NSX Manager with vCenter Server o Configure Single Sign On o 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 o 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
  • 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: o OSPF o BGP o IS-IS • Configure route redistribution to support a multi-protocol environment
  • 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: o Create/edit a DHCP IP Pool o Create/edit DHCP Static Binding o Configure DHCP relay • Configure DNS services • Configure NAT services to provide access to services running on privately addressed virtual machines
  • Objective 4.1 – Configure and Manage Logical Firewall Services Skills and Abilities • Configure Edge and Distributed Firewall rules according to a deployment plan: o Create/configure Firewall rule sections for specific departments o 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: o Configure Security Groups o Configure Security Policies o Configure Activity Monitoring for a Security Policy • Create/edit/delete Security Tags • Configure Network Introspection • Configure Guest Introspection
  • 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: o vSphere o NSX Manager o 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: o NSX controller syslog o Modify DLR declared dead time • Analyze, modify, and successfully retrieve configuration data using an existing API call

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