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VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V8.20]

  • Tuition USD $4,250
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1527 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-VCICM820
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

In this five-day course, you will focus on designing, installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® 8.20 for Service Providers. You will learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers, 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.

Skills Gained

  • Design a vCloud Director environment
  • Deploy vCloud Director
  • Manage vCloud Director to satisfy service provider needs
  • Configure vSAN and VMware vSphere® storage 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
  • Transfer virtual machine workloads from 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 a public cloud and a private cloud
  • Create an interface between vCloud Director and Microsoft Active Directory servers
  • Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios with vCloud Director

Who Can Benefit

  • Cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in a service provider or managed services environment

Prerequisites

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] or equivalent knowledge

Course Details

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe vSphere
  • Describe NSX
  • Describe vSAN

Cloud Computing and vCloud Director Overview

  • Cloud computing overview
  • Characteristics of cloud services
  • Categories of cloud computing
  • VMware offering to enable cloud-based services
  • Cloud deployment environments
  • VMware vCloud® Air™ network program overview
  • Describe vCloud Director in relation to service provider or managed services environments

vCloud Director Architecture and Components

  • vCloud Director architecture
  • Review vCloud Director components and explain their functions
  • Examine integration with other VMware products, including VMware vRealize® Business™ for Cloud, VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, NSX, and vSAN
  • vCloud Director terms: vApp and catalog
  • vCloud Director terms: organization and virtual data center
  • Network concepts
  • vCloud Director supported storage

vCloud Director API and Metadata

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

vCloud Providers

  • Identify storage resources for vCloud Director
  • Configure and manage storage for providers
  • Examine provider space allocation to an organization
  • Manage storage requirements for linked clones and shadow virtual machines
  • Describe the use cases for vSAN, VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™, and legacy storage

vCloud Director Organizations

  • Create and manage organizations
  • Organization virtual data center allocation models
  • Recognize resource allocations for an organization
  • Create and manage catalogs
  • Manage vApps and vApp templates

vCloud Networking with NSX

  • Describe the basic NSX components in relation to vCloud Director
  • Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, vApp)
  • Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices
  • Examine the function of network pools
  • Explain how to share content between organizations and vApps
  • Describe options to connect a private cloud to a public cloud
  • Review options for external connectivity with VPN

Access Security

  • 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

Managing Cloud Resources

  • Identify how vSphere fulfills vCloud Director requests
  • Manage provider and organization virtual data centers

Managing vSphere Resources

  • Manage VMware vCenter Server® instances
  • Manage VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Manage vSphere datastores
  • Manage stranded items
  • Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level

vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

  • Architecture for VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®
  • Prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

Customer Onboarding

  • Tenant layer 2 VPN access
  • Tenant SSL VPN access
  • Import existing vCenter Server managed infrastructure into vCloud Director

Monitoring vCloud Components

  • Monitor usage information at provider and organization virtual data centers
  • Analyze vCloud Director logs to mirror vCloud Director cells
  • Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
  • Leverage vRealize Business for cost management

vCloud Director Installation

  • vCloud Director setup overview
  • vCloud Director hardware and software requirements
  • vCloud Director supported platforms
  • Network configuration prerequisites
  • Install and configure the vCloud Director database
  • Configure an Oracle database and a Microsoft SQL Server database
  • 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
  • vRealize Business integration with vCloud Director

vCloud Director Upgrade

  • vCloud Director upgrade overview
  • Upgrade prerequisites
  • NSX requirements
  • Additional information
  • Best practice for upgrades

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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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.

The instructor, Michalynn , was great! Class was well organized and the labs were helpful.

Very good course materials. Maybe could have included a bit more on something like FPO but otherwise very good. Very good instructor and environment.

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Very good training. Remote mode makes it a little bit harder at the beginning. All went well after warm-up

Very well organized course and labs were clear. Instructor Sean Mohseni was an excellent. Will highly recommend this course/vendor and instructor to others.

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