Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4] for Partners

CODE: VMW_PE-VCDICM104

LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: €3 850,00

Description

This five-day course provides comprehensive training to install, configure, and manage an on-premises VMware Cloud
Director environment. This course covers key features and functionality offered in the VMware Cloud Director 10.4.0 and
VMware Cloud Director 10.4.1. You will learn about workload provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual
data centers (VDCs), and catalog services that include predefined virtual machines. You will learn about different networks
that a system administrator and an organization administrator can configure and use with virtual machines and vApps

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Describe the architecture and main components of VMware Cloud Director
• Understand the features and benefits of VMware Cloud Director
• Deploy the high availability VMware Cloud Director cluster
• Create VMware Cloud Director provider virtual data centers and organizations
• Configure and create vApps and VMs
• Create users and role-based access control
• Create and manage VMware Cloud Director catalogs
• Create and manage VMware Cloud Director networks
• Create VM sizing and placement policies
• Discuss additional features of VMware Cloud Director

Audience

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

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of the following course and equivalent knowledge:
• VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] or equivalent knowledge
The following experience is helpful:
• Working at the Linux command line
• Substantial knowledge of general networking concepts

Programme

Course Modules
1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
2 Software-Defined Data Center and VMware Validated
Solution

• Discuss VMware Validated Solution
• Define software-defined data center (SDDC)
• Discuss multitenancy with VMware Cloud Director
• Recognize the design considerations when creating
a cloud environment on the SDDC using VMware
Cloud Foundation™
3 VMware Cloud Director Deployment and
Configuration

• Describe the VMware Cloud Director cell and server
group
• Explain the two-stage deployment of VMware Cloud
Director cells
• Demonstrate backing up and restoring a VMware
Cloud Director appliance
• Discuss VMware Cloud Director Appliance
Clustering
• Discuss failover mechanisms (automatic and
manual) with VMware Cloud Director cells
• Define the switchover, and promote options of the
VMware Cloud Director appliance
4 VMware Cloud Director Provider Configuration
• Showcase VMware Cloud Director integration with
VMware vCenter Server® and VMware NSX
• 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 Data
Centers (VDCs)
• Discuss network pools, external networks, and
provider gateways
• Describe VMware Cloud Director organizations
• Understand organization policies
• Explain how to access an organization using various
portals

• Understand the use cases of Allocation Models
• Understand organization VDC
• Discuss Linked Clone and Fast Provisioning
5 VMware Cloud Director User, Roles, and Quota
Management

• Discuss rights bundle
• Describe role-based access
• Explain custom roles and rights
• Describe and configure LDAP integration with
Active Directory
• Discuss OIDC integration with VMware Cloud
Director
• Discuss configuring the SAML identity provider in
VMware Cloud Director
• Discuss API Access Token and Service Accounts
• Explain Quota Management and its use cases
6 VMware Cloud Director Virtual Machines and vApps
• Understand standalone VMs
• Discuss deployment methods of virtual machines
• Explain VM properties
• Discuss deployment methods of vApps
• Discuss the vApp lease policies
• Understand the vApps and VM actions
• Explain vApp and VM badges
• Demonstrate auto scaling groups
7 VMware Cloud Director Content Libraries
• Explain the purpose of catalogs and how to create a
catalog
• Discuss catalog management and sharing catalogs
• Understand media files in VMware Cloud Director
and their usage
• Discuss vApp templates
• Understand vApp template operations
• Discuss organization VDC templates
• Discuss Fast Cross vCenter Server vApp
Instantiation Utilizing Shared Storage
8 VMware Cloud Director Networking
• Discuss provider gateway, external networks
• Describe edge gateway
• Discuss organization VDC networks

• List the types of organization VDC networks
• Discuss vApp networks
• List the various types of vApp networks
9 Edge Gateway Services and Additional Networking
Features
• List the edge gateway services
• Discuss DHCP, NAT, and firewall services on the
edge gateway
• Discuss SNAT, DNAT, NO SNAT, and NO DNAT use
cases
• Explain routing and distributed firewall services
• Understand IP space and its types
• Showcase VMware Cloud Director integration with
VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
• Describe the segment profile template
10 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
• Discuss how VMware Cloud Director VMs and disks
are encrypted
• 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
• Demonstrate VM sizing and placement in VMware
Cloud Director
• Discuss vGPU implementation in VMware Cloud
Director
11 Additional Features of VMware Cloud Director
• Describe the usage and functionality of advisories
• Demonstrate quick search
• Discuss guided tours and use cases
• Discuss Transfer Server Storage Monitoring
• Demonstrate the VMware Cloud Director branding
themes
• Explain the Solution Add-Ons feature in Vmware
Cloud Director

12 VMware Cloud Director Integrated Solutions
• Briefly discuss VMware Cloud Director integration
with the following solutions:
o VMware Cloud Director Availability
o VMware Cloud Director App Launchpad
o VMware Cloud Director Container
Service Extension
o VMware Cloud Director Object Storage
Extension
o VMware vCloud Usage Meter
o VMware Aria Operations for Logs
o VMware Aria Operations
o VMware Chargeback
o VMware Aria Automation
o VMware Cloud Director Extension for
Data Solutions
o VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle
Manager
o Terraform
o VMware Workspace ONE

Further Information

Course Delivery Options
• Classroom
• Live Online
• Private Training

Product Alignment
• VMware Cloud Director 10.4.1
• VMware vSphere® 8.0
• VMware NSX 4.1.0
• VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer 22.1.2

 

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