VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official VMware Curriculum
Code VMW_VCICM810

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

Overview

In this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® for Service Providers. Learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks. 

This course also covers interfacing VMware vCloud Director® with other systems using various APIs and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®. You will also understand how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking for vCloud Director and configuring Central Point of Management (CPOM) to define a Software-defined Datacenter (SDDC) for tenant and provider users of vCloud Director. This course also discusses how to monitor various vCloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® Operations™, Tenant vApp, and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™.

This course aligns with following products: vCloud Director 9.x, vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 3.0,  vSphere 6.x and later versions, NSX 6.x and later versions.

Objectives

  • Deploy vCloud Director
  • Manage vCloud Director to satisfy service provider needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Transfer virtual machine workloads from VMware vSphere® into and out of vCloud Director
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of NSX
  • Use NSX to create hybrid cloud connectivity between a public cloud and a private cloud
  • Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios with vCloud Director
  • Configure the integration with vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Use vCloud Director Extender for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding

Target Audience

Cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in a service provider or managed services environment.

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Modules

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Course Introduction (2 topics)

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

vCloud Director Deployment and Configuration (6 topics)

  • Define Software Defined Datacenter
  • Discuss VMware offerings for Cloud-Based Services
  • Understand the prerequisite to install vCloud Director
  • Discuss the deployment options for vCloud Director
  • Differentiate different deployment options, benefits, and disadvantages
  • Discuss VMware Validated Design

vCloud Director Provider and Organization (5 topics)

  • Configure and manage provider VDCs
  • Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director
  • Create and manage organizations, including vCloud Director organization VDCs
  • Discuss vCloud Director HTML5 UI
  • Discuss HTML5-based Provider Portal and Tenant Portal

vCloud Director Organization VDC (6 topics)

  • Organization VDC allocation models
  • Recognize resource allocations for an organization
  • Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, and vApp)
  • Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices
  • Examine the function of network pools
  • Discuss Compute Profiles

vApps and Catalogs (6 topics)

  • Discuss the use of virtual machines
  • Design and manage vApps
  • Create and manage catalogs
  • Manage vApp templates
  • Create and Manage vApp Networks
  • Discuss vApp Network Traffic Choices

Users and Role-based Access (7 topics)

  • Describe role-based access
  • Create custom security roles
  • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
  • Describe single sign-on
  • Enable a SAML identity provider
  • Describe two-factor authentication
  • Discuss User bundle and role-based access control

vCloud Director Networking (7 topics)

  • Describe the use and placement of NSX edge services gateways in relation to vCloud Director
  • Review routing with the distributed logical router and edge services gateway in combination with vCloud Director
  • Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall
  • Discuss the architecture of VMware NSX-T™
  • Discuss vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T
  • Discuss Multisite
  • Configure Cross VDC Networking.

Resource Management and Monitoring (8 topics)

  • Manage provider and organization VDCs
  • Manage VMware vCenter Server® instances and VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Manage vSphere datastores
  • Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level
  • Monitor usage information at provider and organization VDCs
  • Analyze vCloud Director logs
  • Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight
  • Managing billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp

Managing VMware vSphere Resources (5 topics)

  • Manage VMware® vCenter Server instances
  • Manage VMware® ESXi hosts
  • Manage vSphere datastores
  • Manage stranded items
  • Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level

vCloud Extensibility (5 topics)

  • Discuss Container Service Extension
  • Explore vCD CLI
  • Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment
  • Discuss Terraform vCloud Director capabilities
  • Discuss VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ Plug-in for vCloud Director

vCloud Director APIs (7 topics)

  • Describe access to vCD objects using REST API calls
  • Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director objects
  • Discuss different third-party API client tools
  • Describe access to vCloud Director using Postman, Curl
  • Describe access to vCloud Director using OpenAPI
  • Create and update metadata on objects
  • Access different vCloud Objects using vCloud API

Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud (7 topics)

  • Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Review prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Discuss implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Discuss vCloud Availability for vCloud Director portal
  • Review fail-over Virtual Machine options
  • Discuss Virtual Machine replication to the Cloud
  • Discuss On-prem to Cloud migration

vCloud Director Troubleshooting (3 topics)

  • Identify log locations for vCloud Director
  • Navigate through vCloud Director logs
  • Capture vCloud Director log bundles

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of the following course or equivalent knowledge:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] or equivalent knowledge

Completion of the following e-learning courses is recommended:

  • VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
  • VMware Virtual SAN and HCI Fundamentals
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.

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