VMware Certified Professional 6 Exam Guide (Exam #2V0-642): Comprehensive Guide Right from Basics to Advanced VMware Network Virtualization Concepts

  • 7h 49m
  • Rakesh Kumar Verma
  • BPB Publications
  • 2022

Learn, Master & Ace VMware Network Virtualization Exam #2V0-642 with hands-on knowledge


  • Get your grips on the basics of NSX-V network virtualization platform
  • Explore NSX core components along with a detailed compare and contrast of its benefits and implementation
  • In-depth practical demonstration of network function virtualisation concepts with system image
  • Integrate VMware NSX Integration with third party tools, products, services and systems using APIs
  • Start with the basics and progress to advanced concepts in every chapter
  • Deep dive into vDS capabilities including creation & deletion, adding/deleting ESXi hosts, configuring virtual ports and much more
  • Hands-on demonstration on configuring and managing vSphere Networking, Network Security, NSX Network Services


Starting with the very basics of Networking virtualization, this book is a comprehensive guide to help you get certified as a VMware Professional.

This book discusses the relationships between physical and virtual network infrastructure, networking devices, their working concepts and moves on to demonstrating the installation, configuration, administration, and operations performance in VMware NSX environment. The easy to follow explanations along with relevant visual aids like snapshots, tables and relevant figures will help you to practically follow the course of the book with ease.

Initial chapters explore the various components of VMware NSX, its architecture and implementation in the network. Going forward its integration with third-party hardware, applications and services have been discussed extensively. Automation, Monitoring, and role assignments have been covered in concluding sections of the guide thus providing an end-to-end visibility on the topic.

With all the information mentioned in this guide, grasped, and fully understood, you can target cracking the prestigious VMware certification VCP6-NV-2V0-642 successfully.


  • Understand Network Virtualization & NSX Core Components
  • Explore VMware NSX Technology and Architecture & Physical Infrastructure requirements
  • Configure & Manage vSphere Networking
  • Install, configure, manage & Upgrade VMware NSX Virtual Network
  • Understand how to Configure & Administer Network Security
  • Deploy a Cross-vCentre NSX environment
  • Perform Operations Tasks in a VMware NSX Environment


This book is intended for IT infrastructure personnel engaged in networking, datacenter and cloud administration. With the knowledge gained through this guide, you can get certified as a VMware Professional (VCP6-NV-2V0-642) and progress further in your networking career.

About the Author

Rakesh Verma is a technology enthusiast and possesses a rich experience of 15 years in the Telecom / ITeS industry. During this span of his career, he has worked on Data Centre Virtualization, 2G, 3G & 4G network deployment across the globe. He keeps on learning and applying new skills. He follows the mantra of ‘LEARN, UNLEARN & RELEARN’

His main interest areas are emerging technologies in Telecom / ITeS, Program & Project Management and Process improvements. Apart from his day-to-day routine work he enjoys mentoring students and working professionals. He is actively working in the career counseling area for undergrads and helping budding engineers chart out their respective career path.

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In this Book

  • Preface
  • Basics of NSX-vNetwork Virtualization Platform
  • NSX Core Components
  • Compare and Contrast the Benefits of VMware NSX Implementation
  • Understand VMware NSX Architecture
  • Differentiate Physical and Virtual Network
  • VMware NSX Integration with Third-Party Products and Services
  • VMware NSX Integration with vRealize Automation
  • Compare and Contrast the Benefits of Running VMware NSX on Physical Network Fabrics
  • Determine Physical Infrastructure Requirements for VMware NSX Implementation
  • Configure and Manage vSphere Distributed Switches
  • Configure and Manage vDS Policies
  • Configure Environment for Network Virtualization
  • Deploy VMware NSX Components
  • Upgrade Existing vCNS/NSX Implementation
  • Expand Transport Zone to Include New Cluster(s)
  • Creating and Administering Logical Switches
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Configure and Manage Layer 2 Bridging
  • Configure And Manage Logical Routers
  • Configure and Manage Logical Load Balancing
  • Configure and Manage Logical Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
  • Configuring and Managing DHCP, DNS, and NAT
  • Configure and Manage EDGE Services HA (High Availability)
  • Configure and Administer Logical Firewall Services
  • Configure Distributed Firewall Services
  • Configure and Manage Service Composer
  • Differentiate Single and Cross-vCenter NSX Deployment
  • Differentiate Cross vCenter Requirements and Configurations
  • Configure Roles, Permissions, and Scopes
  • Understanding NSX Automation
  • Monitor a VMware Implementation
  • Perform Auditing and Compliance
  • Backup and Recover Configurations


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