Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V9.1]


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: $4,250.00


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™.

•  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


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 vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
•  Use vCloud Director Extender for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding


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.


1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  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

3  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

4  Organization VDCs
•  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

5  Virtual Machines and vApps
•  Discuss the use of virtual machines
•  Design and manage vApps

6  Catalogs
•  Create and manage catalogs
•  Manage vApp templates

7  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

8  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

9  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

10  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

11  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

12  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

13  vCloud Director API and Metadata
•  Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director API
•  Use of REST API in VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™
•  Describe access to vCloud Director using VMware PowerCLI™
•  Create and update metadata on objects

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