Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.1]


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 dage)

PRICE: kr 25.665,00


In this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware Cloud Director™ 10.x. 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® networks.

This course also covers interfacing VMware Cloud Director with other systems and the integration and use of VMware Cloud Director Availability™. You also learn how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking, and configuring Central Point of Management (CPOM) to define a Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) for a tenant and provider users of VMware Cloud Director. This course also discusses how to monitor various VMware Cloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® OperationsTM and discusses administering tenant facing applications using vRealize® Operations Tenant AppTM.


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 and VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphereTM
  • • Discuss customer onboarding scenario using VMware Cloud Availability for on premises-to-cloud workload migration
  • • Enable a layer 2 stretched network that spans across multiple VMware Cloud Director sites and organization VDCs within the same site
  • • Manage resources from the VMWare Cloud Director console and use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
  • • Manage a dedicated VMware vCenter Server® and publish proxies to the tenant
  • • Onboard developer applications to the tenant using VMware Cloud Director® App Launchpad™
  • • Enable VM and Named Disk Encryption
  • • Create VM sizing and placement policies


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


Completion of the following course is required:

  • • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent knowledge

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.


1 Course Introduction

  • • Introductions and course logistics
  • • Course objectives

2 Software-Defined Data Center and VMware Validated Design

  • • Define Software-Defined Data Center
  • • Discuss VMware offerings for Cloud-Based Services
  • • Understand the main components of the Software- Defined Data Center
  • • Discuss the deployment options for vCloud Director
  • • Discuss VMware Validated Design™
  • • Recognize the design considerations when creating a cloud environment on the SDDC
  • 3 Deploying and Configuring VMware Cloud Director

    • • Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director
    • • Explain different deployment options of VMware Cloud Director.
    • • Define automatic failover, switchover, and fencing in the VMware Cloud Director appliance
    • • Describe the API-only supported features of the VMware Cloud Director appliance
    • • Familiarize with the multiple API endpoints of the VMware Cloud Director appliance

    4 VMware Cloud Director Provider and Tenant

    • • 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)
    • • Discuss the use of External Networks
    • • Describe VMware Cloud Director organizations
    • • Describe the purpose of VMware Cloud Director organizations
    • • Configure organizations
    • • Enumerate organization policies
    • • Allocate resources to an organization
    • • Discuss Cloud Director organizations
    • • Create Cloud Director organizations
    • • Understand organization policies
    • • How to access an organization using various portals
    • • Understand organization VDC
    • • Discuss what is linked clone and fast provisioning
    • • Explore cross datastore provisioning

    5 User Access Control

    • • User bundle and role-based access control
    • • 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

    6 Working with Virtual Machines

    • • Discuss the use of virtual machines
    • • Create a standalone VM
    • • Perform VM operations
    • • Manage VM properties
    • • Discuss the use of App Launchpad
    • • Onboard applications using App Launchpad

    7 Working with vApps

    • • Create and manage vApps
    • • Deploy a vApp using various methods
    • • Build a vApp using best practices
    • • Discuss the vApp lease policies
    • • Discuss the implications of deleting a VM that has a named disk attached to it
    • • Describe VM encryption
    • • Discuss how VMware Cloud Director VMs and disks are encrypted
    • • Demonstrate how to use VM sizing and placement policies

    8 Managing Catalogs and Templates

    • • Explain the purpose of catalogs and how to create a catalog organization.
    • • Manage catalogs
    • • Share catalogs

    • • Discuss vApp templates
    • • Describe the purpose and usage of Open Virtualization Format (OVF) and Custom vApp or VM Properties
    • • Define Catalog management and sharing catalogs inside and between organizations

    9 VMware Cloud Director Networking

    • • Discuss Container Service Extension
    • • Discuss organization VDC networks
    • • List the types of organization VDC networks
    • • Describe the edge gateway services
    • • Explain NSX Datacenter for vSphere architecture
    • • Discuss NSX-T Datacenter architecture
    • • List the enhanced VMware NSX-T Data Center supported features of VMware Cloud Director
    • • Explore the services offered by the edge services gateway
    • • Recognize the sub-allocation IP pool and its use cases
    • • Discuss DHCP, NAT, and high availability services on the edge services gateway
    • • Recognize SNAT and DNAT use cases
    • • Explain load balancing, routing, and distributed firewall services
    • • Create and manage vApp networks
    • • List the various types of vApp networks
    • • Discuss vApp fencing
    • • Discuss routed, isolated, and direct vApp networks

    10 Advanced Networking

    • • Describe the multisite feature in Cloud Director
    • • Associate Cloud Director sites
    • • Associate organizations
    • • Access multiple sites from a single user interface
    • • Configure cross-VDC networking and L2 stretched networks
    • • Configure data center groups
    • • Explain the main usage and purpose of the NSX Migration of Cloud Director tool
    • • Explain the environmental prerequisites and how to prepare the edge cluster for bridging

    11 Additional Features

    • • Discuss multisite deployments
    • • Configure cross VDC networking
    • • Define SDDC
    • • Familiarize with SDDC and SDDC proxy
    • • Discuss enhanced CPOM through the tenant portal
    • • Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
    • • Discuss vCloud Availability for vCloud Director portal
    • • Review fail-over Virtual Machine options
    • • Discuss on premises-to-cloud migration
    • • Discuss enhanced CPOM through the tenant portal
    • • Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with Cloud Director.
    • • Execute Cloud Director workflows using vRealize Orchestrator.
    • • Integrate vCloud Availability with Cloud Director
    • • Understand Container Service Extension

    12 Resource Monitoring and Feature Preview

    • • Identify log locations for vCloud Director
    • • Manage vSphere resources from vCloud Director
    • • Manage cloud resources from vCloud Director
    • • Understand monitoring of objects from VMware Cloud Director HTML5 Portal
    • • Briefly introduce vRealize Operations Manager
    • • Integrate VMware Cloud Director with vRealize Operations Manager
    • • Configure Cloud Director Management Pack
    • • Understand dashboard, metrics, alerts, alert definition, and reports
    • • Introduce VMware vRealize Operations Tenant App
    • • Integrate VMware Cloud Director with Tenant App
    • • Configure Tenant App with VMware Cloud Director
    • • Monitoring and billing objects with Tenant App
    • • List the upcoming features

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