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VMware vCloud NFV with vCloud Director [V9.7]


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: €3 850,00


This five-day, hands-on training course discusses Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), a network architecture concept that specifies how virtualization technologies can be used to virtualize network service functions.

This course also covers interfacing VMware vCloud Director® with other systems using various APIs and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®. You will also understand how to manage multisite, cross-VDC (Virtual Data Center) networking for vCloud Director and how to configure Central Point of Management (CPOM) to define a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) for tenant and provider users of vCloud Director. This course also discusses how to monitor various vCloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® Operations™, Tenant vApp, and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™


 By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the VMware vCloud® NFV™ architecture
•  Describe the vCloud Director architecture as Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)
•  Secure the deployment of multivendor virtual network functions (VNFs) on the vCloud NFV platform
•  Manage vCloud Director to support NFV workloads in a secure, multitenant environment
•  Configure VMware vSAN™ 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
•  Use advanced services to manage VMware NSX® from vCloud Director


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 [V6.x] or equivalent knowledge

Completion of the following eLearning courses is recommended:
•  VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
•  VMware vSAN and HCI Fundamentals
•  VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.


1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  vCloud NFV Overview
•  Define the benefits of vCloud NFV
•  Describe a sample vCloud NFV solution
•  Describe the vCloud NFV architecture

3  NFV Infrastructure
•  Compare physical and virtual infrastructures
•  Describe the advantages and components of the NFV infrastructure (NFVI)
•  Explain the role of network virtualization in the NFVI
•  Compare physical and virtual infrastructures
•  Describe the vSAN architecture and the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
•  Explain the purpose of virtual machine storage policies
•  Describe network virtualization with NSX

4  Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)
•  Describe the VMware products for the VIM layer
•  Explain basic concepts related to vCloud Director
•  Describe the relationship between provider VDCs (Virtual Data Centers) and organization VDCs
•  Describe how vSAN integrates with vCloud Director
•  Create vSAN storage policies
•  Describe the components and basic configuration of the vCloud Director architecture
•  Create resource pools

5  vCloud Providers
•  Describe how compute and storage resources are provided to vCloud Director
•  Describe provider VDC requirements and best practices
•  Create provider VDCs
•  Describe the VNF on-boarding process

6  vCloud Director Organizations
•  Describe and create vCloud Director organizations
•  Discuss vCloud Director HTML5 UI
•  Discuss HTML5-based provider portal
•  Discuss tenant portal
•  Discuss the use cases of a vCloud Director organization VDC
•  Discuss organization VDC allocation models
•  Recognize resource allocations for an organization
•  Examine the function and requirements of network pools.
•  Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, and vApp)
•  Discuss the organization network types
•  Create and manage organization VDC networks
•  Add a catalog to an organization
•  Populate, share, and publish catalogs
•  Manage access to vApps and catalogs
•  Modify the configuration of vApps and their virtual machines (VMs)
•  Manage organization VDC networking
•  Create affinity and anti-affinity rules

7  vCloud Director Security
•  Describe role-based access
•  Create custom security roles
•  Integrate Directory Service with vCloud Director
•  Integrate LDAP, SAML, SSL, Kerberos, and OAuth2 with vCloud Director
•  Configure SSO

8  vCloud Director Networking
•  Describe the use and placement of NSX® EdgeTM 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
•  Architecture of VMware NSX-T™ (Basic)
•  vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T
•  Discuss multisite
•  Configure Cross VDC networking

9  Resource Management and Monitoring
•  Manage provider and organization VDCs
•  Manage VMware vCenter Server® instances and VMware ESXi™ hosts
•  Manage vSphere datastores
•  Manage resource pools at the vSphere level
•  Monitor usage information at provider and organization VDCs
•  Use the cell management tool
•  Manage provider VDC and Org-VDC
•  Monitor vCloud Director environments with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
•  Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Log Insight
•  Describe the components for NVFI operations management
•  Use VMware vRealize® BusinessTM for cost management
•  Review historical virtual machine metrics in vCloud Director
•  View vCloud Director logs

10   vCloud Extensibility
•  Introduce container service extension
•  Explore vCloud Director CLI
•  Use Python SDK for vApp deployment
•  Discuss Terraform vCloud Director capabilities
•  Use VMware vRealize® OrchestratorTM Plug-in for vCloud Director

11  Day 2 Operations
•  Identify log locations for vCloud Director
•  Navigate through vCloud Director logs

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