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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $5830 inc GST
  • Version 10.1
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Why study this course

In this course, students focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® for Service Providers 9.x. You learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organisations, 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™.

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

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What you’ll learn

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 organisations 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 organisations 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

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Who is the course for?

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

Course subjects

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

2. 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

3. vCloud Director Provider and Organisation

  • Configure and manage provider VDCs

  • Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director

  • Create and manage organisations, including vCloud Director organisation VDCs

  • Discuss vCloud Director HTML5 UI

  • Discuss HTML5-based Provider Portal and Tenant Portal

4. vCloud Director Organisation VDC

  • Organisation VDC allocation models

  • Recognise resource allocations for an organisation

  • Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organisation, and vApp)

  • Discuss the organisation and vApp network traffic choices

  • Examine the function of network pools

  • Discuss Compute Profiles

5. vApps and Catalogs

  • 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

6. 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

7. vCloud Director Networking

  • 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

8. Resource Management and Monitoring

  • 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 organisation VDCs

  • Analyse 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

9. vCloud Extensibility

  • 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

10. 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

11. Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud

  • 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

12. vCloud Director Troubleshooting

  • Identify log locations for vCloud Director

  • Navigate through vCloud Director logs

  • Capture vCloud Director log bundles


This course requires completion of the following course:

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.

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