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VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V9.7]

  • Tuition USD $4,250 GSA  $3,639.80
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4762 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-VCDICM97
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

In this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® for Service Providers 9.x. You 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 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 understand how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking for vCloud Director. You will also understand how to configure 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™.

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following 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 public clouds and private clouds
  • Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios involving vCloud Director
  • Configure the integration with VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®
  • Use VMware vCloud® Availability for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding

Who Can Benefit

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

Prerequisites

Completion of the following course is required:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] or equivalent knowledge
  • Recommended: VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
  • Recommended: VMware vSAN and HCI Fundamentals
  • Recommended: VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals
  • Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • Cloud Director 9.x
  • vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 3.0
  • vSphere 6.x and later
  • NSX 6.x and later

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

vCloud Director Deployment and Configuration

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Discuss the use of virtual machines
  • Create 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

  • 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

  • Identify key components in the architecture of VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere®
  • Describe how logical switches and distributed logical routers work
  • Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall
  • Discuss the architecture of NSX- TTM Data Center
  • Discuss vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T Data Center
  • Discuss Multisite
  • Configure Cross VDC Networking.

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Manage and monitor vSphere resources
  • Manage and monitor Cloud resources
  • Monitor vCloud Director environment using VMware vRealize® Operations ManagerTM
  • Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight
  • Manage billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp

vCloud Extensibility

  • Discuss Container Service Extension
  • Explore vCD, CLI, and Container Service Extension
  • Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment
  • Discuss Terraform and vCloud Director
  • Discuss VMware vRealize® OrchestratorTM Plug-in for vCloud Director

vCloud Director APIs

  • 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

  • Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Review prerequisites 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

  • Identify log locations for vCloud Director
  • List the key services in vCloud Director
  • Navigate through vCloud Director logs
  • Capture vCloud Director log bundles
  • Describe the troubleshooting approach for common vCloud Director issues

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.

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

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