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VMware Cloud Foundation: Plan and Deploy [V4.0]

  • Tuition USD $1,700
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4731 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-VCFPD4
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This two-day course introduces the concepts and architecture of VMware Cloud Foundation™ to prepare students for a successful deployment. This course explains how to design and size your infrastructure for the management components and for workload domains in preparing for VMware Cloud Foundation deployment. This course provides instruction on planning and designing the physical network, a key preparatory step for VMware Cloud Foundation. This course describes how to plan for, and execute, the VMware Cloud Foundation bring-up process and explains how to image VMware ESXi™ hosts for use in VMware Cloud Foundation using the VMware Imaging Appliance.

  • Live labs provide hands-on experience to help understand key course objective

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe VMware Cloud Foundation architecture
  • Determine appropriate Management Domain and Workload Domain sizing
  • Describe design implications of VMware Cloud Foundation standard or consolidated architecture
  • List requirements for VMware Cloud Foundation deployment
  • Describe the VMware Cloud Foundation bring up process
  • Use the deployment parameter sheet to define infrastructure details
  • Perform VMware Cloud Foundation bring up
  • Describe physical and virtual networking considerations
  • Outline VMware Cloud Foundation storage options
  • Plan for solution integration with VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Use the VMware Imaging Appliance to image ESXi hosts
  • Describe VMware Cloud Foundation multi-instance federation

Who Can Benefit

Experienced solution architects, system integrators, and consultants responsible for designing and deploying VMware Cloud Foundation.

Prerequisites

This class requires system administration experience with VMware vSphere® and VMware NSX-T Data Center deployments or completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7]
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0]
  • Experience with VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere® or VMware NSX-T™ Data Center is also recommended.

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • VMware Cloud Foundation 4
  • VMware vSphere 7
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center 3

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

VMware Cloud Foundation Overview

  • Describe how VMware Cloud Foundation solves Data Center challenges
  • Describe VMware Cloud Foundation architecture
  • Discuss VMware Cloud Foundation standard and consolidated design

Design & Size

  • Determine appropriate management domain sizing
  • Determine appropriate workload domain sizing
  • Consider shared vs dedicated NSX-T Manager design

Day Zero and Day One Tasks

  • Describe requirements for VMware Cloud Foundation deployment
  • Discuss the VMware Cloud Foundation bring up process
  • Review and complete the deployment parameter sheet
  • Perform the VMware Cloud Foundation bring up
  • Navigate the SDDC Manager user interface
  • List day one tasks

VMware Cloud Foundation Underlay

  • Describe a hierarchical network underlay design for VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Describe a spine and leaf network underlay design for VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Compare different NSX Edge placement options
  • Describe workload domain rack designs
  • Describe VMware Cloud Foundation principle storage options
  • Consider VMware Cloud Foundation design for enterprises and service providers
  • Discuss design considerations for solutions, including vSphere with Kubernetes and vRealize Suite

VMware Imaging Appliance Service

  • Describe host imaging methods
  • Discuss host imaging process with VMware Imaging Appliance service (VIA)
  • Configure VIA for host imaging
  • Image an ESXi host using VIA

VMware Cloud Foundation Multi-Instance Federation

  • Describe VMware Cloud Foundation multi-instance federation
  • List multi-instance federation configuration maximums
  • Discuss design considerations for multi-instance federation

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

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ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

Simply great training provider that I can go for updating/acquiring my skill sets.

It would be better if the classroom had two power point screens so the instructor could have two screens shown to the class at the same time to reduce confusion switching back and forth

Great instructor, clear and concise course. Labs were easy to follow and worked perfectly.

The class was good, but at times the pace did seem a bit fast to actually try to remember some of the information.

This course gave me a clearer understanding of the AWS cloud architecture.

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