Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.3]


LÄNGE: 40 Hours (5 Tage)

PREIS: €3.440,00


In this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware Cloud Director® 10.3. You learn about workload provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX-T™ Data Center networks.

This course also covers interfacing VMware Cloud Director with other systems and the integration and use of VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ for VMware Cloud Director. You learn about different networks that a system administrator and an organization administrator can configure and use with virtual machines (VMs). This course also discusses how to monitor various VMware Cloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® Operations™.


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

  • • Deploy VMware Cloud Director
  • • Manage VMware Cloud Director to meet the service provider needs
  • • Create and manage VMware Cloud Director organizations and vApps to fulfill business needs
  • • Create and manage VMware Cloud Director catalogs
  • • Transfer virtual machine workloads from VMware vSphere® into and out of VMware Cloud Director
  • • Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of VMware NSX-T™ Data Center
  • • Managing resources from the VMWare Cloud Director console and using VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
  • • Enabling VM and Named Disk Encryption
  • • Creating VM sizing and placement policies
  • • Understand vApps and VM operations and actions


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 vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent knowledge

The following experience is helpful:

  • • Working at the Linux command line
  • • Substantial knowledge of general networking concepts


Course Modules

1 Course Introduction

  • • Introductions and course logistics
  • • Course objectives

2 Software-Defined Data Center and VMware Validated Design

  • • Define software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • • Discuss VMware offerings for cloud-based services
  • • Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director
  • • Discuss VMware Validated Design
  • • Recognize the design considerations when creating a cloud environment on the SDDC using VMWare Cloud Foundation
  • 3 VMware Cloud Director Deployment and Configuration

    • • Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director
    • • Explain the two-stage deployment of VMware Cloud Director cells
    • • Discuss failover mechanisms (automatic and manual) with VMware Cloud Director cells
    • • Define switchover, promote, and fencing options of the VMware Cloud Director appliance
    • • Understand the VMware Cloud Director appliance enhancements

    4 VMware Cloud Director Provider Configuration

    • • Describe how the compute resources are provided to VMware Cloud Director
    • • Describe how storage is provided to VMware Cloud Director
    • • Configure and manage storage for Virtual Datacenters (VDCs)
    • • Briefly discuss network pools, external networks, and Tier-0 Gateways
    • • Showcase VMware Cloud Director integration with vCenter Server
    ® and NSX-T Data Center
  • • Describe VMware Cloud Director organizations
  • • Understand organization policies
  • • Explain how to access an organization using various portals
  • • Understand organization VDC
  • • Discuss what is Linked Clone and Fast Provisioning
  • • Understand the use cases of Allocation Models
  • 5 VMware Cloud Director User, Roles and Quota Management

    • • Discuss user-bundle
    • • Describe role-based access
    • • Explain custom roles and rights
    • • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
    • • Discuss OIDC authentication methods
    • • Describe SAML identity provider

    6 VMware Cloud Director Virtual Machines and vApps

    • • Understand standalone VMs
    • • Discuss the VM managing operations
    • • Explain VM properties
    • • Discuss deployment methods of vApps
    • • Discuss the vApp managing operations
    • • Discuss the vApp lease policies
    • • Understand the vApps and VM actions
    • • Explain vApp and VM badges

    7 VMware Cloud Director Content Libraries

    • • Explain the purpose of catalogs and how to create a catalog organization
    • • Define catalog management and sharing catalogs inside and between organizations
    • • Explain medias in VMware Cloud Director and its usage
    • • Discuss vApp templates
    • • Understand vApp template operations
    • • Describe the purpose and usage of Open Virtualization Format (OVF)
    • • Discuss organization VDC templates

    8 VMware Cloud Director Networking

    • • Discuss organization VDC networks
    • • List the types of organization VDC networks
    • • Describe the edge gateway services
    • • Explore the services offered by the edge gateway

    • Discuss sub-allocation IP pool and its use cases
    • • Discuss DHCP, NAT, load balancer, and firewall services on the edge gateway
    • • Discuss SNAT, DNAT, NO SNAT, and NO DNAT use cases
    • • Discuss vApp networks
    • • List the various types of vApp networks
    • • Discuss routed, isolated, and direct vApp networks

    9 VMware Cloud Director Storage and Compute

    • • Describe named disks and shared named disks
    • • Demonstrate how to attach and detach a named disk and a shared named disk
    • • Describe methods of sharing the named disk
    • • Discuss the implications of deleting VMs that have an attached named disk
    • • Discuss how VMware Cloud Director VMs and disks are encrypted
    • • Explain the storage policy capabilities
    • • Demonstrate how VM sizing and placement policies are published
    • • Discuss vCenter server and VMware Cloud Director IOPS storage policies usage
    • • Discuss how to enable and use the storage IOPS limitation in VMware Cloud Director
    • • Describe the storage policy supported entities

    10 Extensibility and UI Additional Features

    • • Explain custom advisories, global search, guided tours, data exporter, keyboard shortcuts, and quick search
    • • Understand vcd-cli supported commands
    • • Discuss various vcd-cli tools

    11 VMware Cloud Director Resource Monitoring

    • • Identify log locations for VMware Cloud Director
    • • Manage vSphere and cloud resources from VMware Cloud Director
    • • Understand monitoring of objects from VMware Cloud Director portals
    • • Briefly introduce vRealize Operations Manager
    • • Integrate VMware Cloud Director with vRealize Operations Manager
    • • Configure VMware Cloud Director Management Pack
    • • Understand dashboard, metrics, alerts, alert definition, and reports