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VVMware vCloud NFV with vCloud Director [V8.x]Mware vCloud NFV with vCloud Director [V8.x]


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: $4,250.00


In this five-day course, you will focus on configuring, managing, and operating VMware vCloud Director® 8.20 for a VMware vCloud® NFV™ environment.
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™.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

• Describe the vCloud NFV architecture
• Describe the vCloud Director architecture and its role as a Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)
• Secure deployment of multivendor virtualized network functions (VNFs) on the vCloud NFV platform
• Manage vCloud Director to support network functions virtualization (NFV) workloads in a secure multitenant environment
• Configure vSAN to enable multiple tiers in provider VDCs
• Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and VNF vApps to satisfy business needs
• Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
• Use vCloud Director to configure basic and advanced NSX networking services


Service provider architects, engineers, and administrators with experience in a Telco and NFV environment


Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.


1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 vCloud NFV
• Describe the benefits of vCloud NFV
• Demonstrate what a vCloud NFV sample solution looks like
• Describe the vCloud NFV architecture

3 NFV Infrastructure
• Describe the NFV infrastructure (NFVI) components
• Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, networks, and storage
• Describe the vSAN architecture
• Describe network virtualization with NSX

4 Virtualized Infrastructure Manager
• Describe the VMware products for the VIM layer
• Explain vCloud Director basic concepts
• Create vSAN storage policies
• Describe the vCloud Director architecture
• Create resource pools
• Create a basic vCloud Director instance

5 vCloud Providers
• Explain how compute and storage resources are provided to vCloud Director
• Describe provider VDC requirements and best practices
• Create provider VDCs

6 vCloud Director Organizations
• Create and manage vCloud Director organizations
• Create and manage organization VDCs
• Configure and manage organization VDC networking
• Create and manage catalogs
• Deploy, manage, and access vApps

7 vCloud Networking with NSX
• Describe the basic NSX components
• Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, vApp)
• Examine the function of network pools

8 Advanced Networking Services
• Describe VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway features
• Describe advanced edge services gateway network functions
• Configure the edge services gateway for inbound and outbound network address translation
• Configure load balancing in a vApp
• Configure VPN services between organizations
• Configure dynamic routing on the edge services gateway
• Configure firewall services on the edge services gateway
• Configure the distributed firewall

9 vCloud Director Security
• Describe role-based access
• Create and manage security roles

10 Managing and Monitoring Cloud Resources
• Manage provider and organization VDCs
• Manage external networks and edge services gateways
• Manage vSphere resources

11 NFVI Operations Management (FCAPS)
• Describe the NFVI operations management components: VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, VMware vRealize® Log Insight™, VMware vRealize® Network Insight™, VMware Site Recovery Manager™, and VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™

12 Day 2 vCloud NFV Operations
• Describe day 2 operations management considerations: VNF onboarding, carrier grade services, northbound APIs, and upgrading from vCloud Director 5.5 to version 8.x

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