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VMware Cloud Director: Advanced Networking with NSX-T Data Center [V10.2]

  • Tuition USD $4,625
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4762 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-CDANNSXT
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

In this five-day course, you focus on designing, integrating, configuring, and managing VMware Cloud Director™ 10.x with VMware NSX-T® Data Center and VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™. You learn about creating Network Pools and Edge Cluster management. You also learn about creating and managing an external network and creating and managing the organization of VDC, vApp, and data center group networks. This course also covers interfacing VMware Cloud Director with other systems and the integration and use of NSX Advanced Load Balancer. You also learn how to manage cross-VDC networking and migrating VMware Cloud Director workload and networks from VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere® to NSX-T Data Center. This course also discusses how to monitor various VMware Cloud Director networking objects using VMware Cloud Director Portal and VMware vRealize® Operations Cloud Tenant App Service™.

  • Product Alignment:
  • VMware vSphere® 7.0 U1
  • VMware Cloud Director 10.2.1
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0
  • VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4
  • VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer 20.1.1
  • VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ 8.2
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App 2.5
  • VMware vCloud® Usage Meter™ 4.3

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Understanding NSX-T Data Center and VMware Cloud Director fundamentals
  • List the various NSX-T Data Center components
  • List the use cases and topologies of VMware Cloud Director networks
  • Discuss the VMware Cloud Director provider networking configurations
  • Discuss the VMware Cloud Director tenant networking configurations
  • Discuss NSX Advanced Load Balancer and its components
  • Discuss NSX Advanced Load Balancer configuration and integration with VMware Cloud Director
  • Enable a layer 2 stretched network that spans across multiple VMware Cloud organization VDCs
  • Showcase the importance of the VMware Cloud Director migration tool and its functionality
  • Manage resources from the VMWare Cloud Director console and use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™

Who Can Benefit

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


Completion of the following courses and equivalent knowledge is required:

  • VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage
  • Strong knowledge on NSX Data Center for vSphere
  • Strong understanding in NSX Advanced Load Balancer

Course Details


Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

VMware Cloud Director Data Center Fundamentals

  • Explain NSX-T Data Center and its architecture
  • Discuss various NSX-T Data Center components
  • Describe NSX-T Data Center objects and their creation methods
  • List the various requirement and maximum configuration details
  • Explain NSX-T Data Center and its architecture
  • Discuss various NSX-T Data Center components
  • Describe NSX-T Data Center objects and their creation methods
  • Explain VMware Cloud Director and its architecture
  • List the various requirement and maximum configuration details
  • Discuss VMware Cloud Director pre-requisites and deployment
  • Discuss the use cases and features of VMware Cloud Director
  • List the various requirement and maximum configuration details
  • Discuss the design best practices

Provider Configuration

  • Discuss the integration of VMware vCenter Server® with VMware Cloud Director
  • Discuss the integration of NSX-T Data Center with VMware Cloud Director
  • Explain the provider side networking concepts and features

Tenant Configuration

  • Discuss the various types of organization VDC networks that can be created using NSX-T Data Center
  • Explain the edge services available under each type of Organization VDC networks
  • Explain what vApp network is
  • Discuss various types of vApp networks

Cross VDC networking with NSX-T

  • Explain data center groups
  • Configure cross-VDC networking and L2 stretched networks
  • Configure a distributed firewall for a Data Center Group

NSX Advanced Load Balancer

  • Describe the NSX Advanced Load Balancer components and main functions
  • Explain the NSX Advanced Load Balancer key features and benefits
  • Understand and apply a Global Server Load Balancing design framework

VMware NSX Migration for VMware Cloud Director

  • Understand the main usage and purpose of the NSX migration for VMware Cloud Director
  • List the supported topology and compatibility matrix
  • List the supported features
  • Understand the environmental prerequisites and how to prepare the edge cluster for bridging
  • Know the logs and error handling exceptions

Monitoring VMware Cloud Director Networking

  • Discuss the methods to manage and monitor networking objects from VMware Cloud Director portals
  • Understand the vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App overview
  • Discuss how to monitor VMware Cloud Director networking objects using vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App
  • Create views and reports
  • Describe the use of vCloud Usage Meter with VMware Cloud Director

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

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Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

Course trainer was excellent, content was well organized. However, labs should be instructor lead versus on your own. Much time is wasted for newbees in getting acclimated to tool set, AWS environment, navigating and setting up things to complete tasks. This was my third class and I was barely able to finish most of the labs. (The first 2 classes I only finished one lab exercise for the 2 together.)

The class was good, but at times the pace did seem a bit fast to actually try to remember some of the information.

Class was easy to sign up for and ExitCertified provided very good communication

The class was very vast paced however the teacher was very good at checking in on us while giving us time to complete the labs.

Very interactive and in-depth course that really got me ready for the industry

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