Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V9.x]


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 dage)

PRICE: kr 25.662,00


In this five-day course, you will focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® 9.x for service providers. You will learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), 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 and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director® and VMware vCloud® Director Extender™.

Product Alignment
•  vCloud Director 9.x
•  vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0
•  vCloud Director Extender 1.0
•  vSphere 6.x and later
•  NSX 6.x and later


Course Introduction

    Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

Software-Defined Data Center

    Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
    Cloud computing overview
    Characteristics of cloud services
    Categories of cloud computing
    Describe the VMware product stack for the software-defined data center

vCloud Director Concepts

    Explain vCloud Director concepts
    Configure and manage provider VDCs
    Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director
    Create and manage organizations
    vCloud Director organization VDCs

Organization VDC

    Organization VDC allocation models
    Recognize resource allocations for an organization
    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

Virtual Machines and vApps

    Discuss the use of virtual machines
    Design and manage vApps


    Create and manage catalogs
    Manage vApp templates

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

Advanced 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 gateways in combination with vCloud Director
    Firewall management in vCloud Director with edge services gateways and the distributed firewall

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 organization VDCs
    Analyze vCloud Director logs
    Monitor vCloud Director environments with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
    Use VMware vRealize® Business™ for cost management

Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud

    Tenant layer 2 VPN access
    Tenant SSL VPN access
    Review options for external connectivity with VPN
    Import existing infrastructure managed by vCenter Server into vCloud Director
    Use vCloud Director Extender for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding

vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

    Architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
    Prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
    Implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

vCloud Director Installation

    vCloud Director network, hardware, and software requirements
    vCloud Director setup overview
    vCloud Director cell design
    Install and configure the vCloud Director database (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database, or PostgreSQL)
    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
    Use and set up vCloud Director federation

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 PowerCLI™
    Create and update metadata on objects

(Optional) vCloud Director Upgrade

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


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.x] or equivalent knowledge

Completion of the following eLearning courses is recommended:
•  VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
•  VMware Virtual SAN: Fundamentals [V6.x]
•  VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.


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 organizations 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 organizations and vApps with the help of NSX
•  Use NSX to create hybrid cloud connectivity between a public cloud and a private cloud
•  Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios with vCloud Director
•  Configure the integration with vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
•  Use vCloud Director Extender for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding

Session Dates
Time Zone

01 mar 2024


Self Paced Training

kr 25.630,00