Arrow Electronics, Inc.

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


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® 10.3. 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™.

Product Alignment
•  VMware vSphere 7.0 U2
•  VMware Cloud Director 10.3
•  VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.1.1
•  VMware vRealize Operations Manager 8.3


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 [V7.x] or equivalent knowledge

The following experience is helpful:
•  Working at the Linux command line
•  Substantial knowledge of general networking concepts


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
•  Explain routing and distributed firewall services
•  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
•  Briefly discuss enhanced CPOM through the tenant portal
•  Briefly discuss VMware Cloud Availability plugin for VMware Cloud Director portal
•  Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with VMware Cloud Director
•  Execute VMware Cloud Director workflows using vRealize Orchestrator
•  Briefly discuss Container Service Extension
•  Briefly explain the main usage and purpose of the NSX migration of VMware Cloud Director tool
•  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

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