Arrow Electronics, Inc.

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


DURÉE: 40 Hours (5 Jours)

PRIX H.T.: €3 440,00


In this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® for Service Providers 9.x. You learn about self-service 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 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 networking for vCloud Director and configuring 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® OperationsTM, Tenant vApp, and VMware vRealize® Log InsightTM.


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 public clouds and private clouds

• Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios involving vCloud Director

• Configure the integration with VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®

• Use VMware vCloud® Availability for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding


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 Director Deployment and Configuration

• Define Software Defined Datacenter

• Discuss VMware offerings for Cloud-Based Services

• Understand the prerequisite to install vCloud Director

• Discuss the deployment options for vCloud Director

• Differentiate different deployment options, benefits, and disadvantages

• Discuss VMware Validated Design

3 vCloud Director Provider and Organization

• Configure and manage provider VDCs

• Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director

• Create and manage organizations, including vCloud Director organization VDCs

• Discuss vCloud Director HTML5 UI

• Discuss HTML5-based Provider Portal and Tenant Portal

4 vCloud Director Organization VDC

• Organization VDC allocation models

• Recognize resource allocations for an organization

• Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, and vApp)

• Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices

• Examine the function of network pools

• Discuss Compute Profiles

5 vApps and Catalogs

• Discuss the use of virtual machines

• Design and manage vApps

• Create and manage catalogs

• Manage vApp templates

• Create and Manage vApp Networks

• Discuss vApp Network Traffic Choices

6 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

• Discuss User bundle and role-based access control

7 vCloud Director 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 gateway in combination with vCloud Director

• Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall

• Discuss the architecture of VMware NSX-TTM

• Discuss vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T

• Discuss Multisite

• Configure Cross VDC Networking.

8 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 vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight

• Managing billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp

9 vCloud Extensibility

• Discuss Container Service Extension

• Explore vCD CLI

• Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment

• Discuss Terraform vCloud Director capabilities

• Discuss VMware vRealize® OrchestratorTM Plug-in for vCloud Director

10 vCloud Director APIs

• Describe access to vCD objects using REST API calls

• Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director objects

• Discuss different third-party API client tools

• Describe access to vCloud Director using Postman, Curl

• Describe access to vCloud Director using OpenAPI

• Create and update metadata on objects

• Access different vCloud Objects using vCloud API

11 Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud

• Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

• Review prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

• Discuss implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

• Discuss vCloud Availability for vCloud Director portal

• Review fail-over Virtual Machine options

• Discuss Virtual Machine replication to the Cloud

• Discuss On-prem to Cloud migration

12 vCloud Director Troubleshooting

• Identify log locations for vCloud Director

• Navigate through vCloud Director logs

• Capture vCloud Director log bundles


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