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VMware vCloud Director: Install Configure Manage [V8.10]

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National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

In this five-day course, you will focus on designing, installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® 8.10 for service providers. You will learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers, and catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks as well as the integrated use of VMware Virtual SAN™. This course also covers interfacing vCloud Director with other systems through the use of various APIs.

Course Schedule

    • This course is not currently scheduled. Call 919-595-8200 or email for dates or private training.
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Course Outline

1. Course Introduction
◦Introductions and course logistics
◦Course objectives

2. Software-Defined Data Center
◦Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
◦Describe vSphere
◦Describe NSX
◦Describe Virtual SAN

3. Cloud Computing and Cloud Director Overview
◦Cloud computing overview
◦Characteristics of cloud services
◦Categories of cloud computing
◦VMware offering to enable cloud-based services
◦Cloud deployment environments
◦VMware vCloud® Air™ network program overview
◦Describe vCloud Director in relation to service provider or managed services environments

4. vCloud Director Architecture and Components
◦vCloud Director architecture
◦Review vCloud Director components and explain their functions
◦Examine integration with other VMware products, such as VMware vRealize® Business for Cloud, VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, NSX, and Virtual SAN
◦vCloud Director terms: vApp and catalog
◦vCloud Director terms: organization and virtual data center
◦Network concepts
◦vCloud Director supported storage

5. vCloud Providers
◦Identify storage resources for vCloud Director
◦Configure and manage storage for providers
◦Examine provider space allocation to an organization
◦Manage storage requirements for linked clones and shadow virtual machines
◦Describe the use cases for Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™, and legacy storage

6. vCloud Director Organizations
◦Create and manage organizations
◦Organization virtual data center allocation models
◦Recognize resource allocations for an organization
◦Create and manage catalogs
◦Manage vApps and vApp templates

7. vCloud Networking with NSX
◦Describe the basic NSX components in relation to vCloud Director
◦Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, org, vApp)
◦Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices
◦Examine the function of network pools
◦Explain how to share content between organizations and vApps
◦Describe options to connect a private cloud to a public cloud
◦Review options for external connectivity with VPN

8. Basic Security
◦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

9. Managing Cloud Resources
◦Identify how vSphere fulfills vCloud Director requests
◦Manage provider and organization virtual data centers

10. Managing vSphere Resources
◦Manage VMware vCenter Server® instances
◦Manage VMware ESXi™ hosts
◦Manage vSphere datastores
◦Manage stranded items
◦Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level

11. Monitoring vCloud Components
◦Monitor usage information at provider and organization virtual data centers
◦Analyze vCloud Director logs to mirror vCloud Director cells
◦Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
◦Leverage vRealize Business for cost management

12. vCloud Director API and Metadata
◦Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director
◦Use of REST API in VMware vRealize Orchestrator
◦Describe access to vCloud Director using VMware vSphere PowerCLI
◦Create and update metadata on objects

13. vCloud Director Installation
◦vCloud Director setup overview
◦vCloud Director hardware and software requirements
◦vCloud Director supported platforms
◦Network configuration prerequisites
◦Install and configure the vCloud Director database
◦Configure an Oracle database and a Microsoft SQL Server database
◦Create SSL certificates
◦Configure VMware NSX® Manager™ for a new vCloud Director installation
◦Install and configure an AMQP broker
◦Download and install the VMware public key
◦vRealize Business integration with vCloud Director

14. vCloud Director Upgrade
◦vCloud Director upgrade overview
◦Upgrade prerequisites
◦NSX requirements
◦Additional information
◦Best practice for upgrades


Course Objectives

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

  • Design a vCloud Director environment
  • Deploy vCloud Director
  • Manage vCloud Director to satisfy service provider needs
  • Configure Virtual SAN and VMware vSphere® storage to enable multiple tiers in provider virtual data
  • Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Transfer virtual machine workloads from 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
  • Create an interface between vCloud Director and Microsoft Active Directory servers

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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