vCloud Director ICM [v8.20]


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In this five-day course, you will focus on designing, installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® 8.20 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 vSAN™. This course also covers interfacing vCloud Director with other systems through the use of various APIs. 

Product Alignment

•  vCloud Director 8.20

•  vSAN 6.2 and later

•  NSX 6.2 and late




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 vSAN and VMware vSphere® storage to enable multiple tiers in provider virtual data centers

•  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

•  Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios with vCloud Directo


Intended Audience:


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




This course requires completion of the following course:

•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] or equivalent knowledge

This course recommends completion of the following e-learning courses:

•  VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.10]

•  VMware Virtual SAN: Fundamentals [V6.2]

•  VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.




Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives


Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center

  • Describe vSphere

  • Describe NSX

  • Describe vSAN


Cloud Computing and vCloud 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


vCloud Director Architecture and Components

  • vCloud Director architecture

  • Review vCloud Director components and explain their functions

  • Examine integration with other VMware products, including VMware vRealize® Business™ for Cloud, VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, NSX, and vSAN

  • vCloud Director terms: vApp and catalog

  • vCloud Director terms: organization and virtual data center

  • Network concepts

  • vCloud Director supported storage


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


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 vSAN, VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™, and legacy storage


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


vCloud Networking with NSX

  • Describe the basic NSX components in relation to vCloud Director

  • Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, 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


Access 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


Managing Cloud Resources

  • Identify how vSphere fulfills vCloud Director requests

  • Manage provider and organization virtual data centers


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


vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

  • Architecture for VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®

  • Prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

  • Implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director


Customer Onboarding

  • Tenant layer 2 VPN access

  • Tenant SSL VPN access

  • Import existing vCenter Server managed infrastructure into vCloud Director


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


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 


vCloud Director Upgrade

  • vCloud Director upgrade overview

  • Upgrade prerequisites

  • NSX requirements

  • Additional information 

  • Best practice for upgrades

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