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VMware vCloud NFV with vCloud Director [V8.x]

  • Tuition USD $4,250
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 482 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-NFVCD8
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

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™.

Skills Gained

  • Describe the vCloud NFV architecture
  • Describe the vCloud Director architecture and its role as 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

Who Can Benefit

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


  • vCloud NFV Foundations with vCloud Director eLearning course

Course Details

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

vCloud NFV

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

NFV Infrastructure

  • Describe the NFV infrastructure (NFVI) components
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with compute resources (CPU and memory), as well as network and storage resources
  • Describe the vSAN storage architecture
  • Explain network virtualization with NSX

Virtualized Infrastructure Manager

  • Describe the VMware products for the VIM layer
  • Explain vCloud Director basic concepts
  • Create vSAN storage policies for use by vCloud Director
  • Describe the vCloud Director architecture
  • Create resource pools for use by vCloud Director
  • Configure a basic vCloud Director instance

vCloud Providers

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

vCloud Director Organizations

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

vCloud Networking with NSX

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

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

vCloud Director Security

  • Describe role-based access control in vCloud Director
  • Create and manage security roles

Managing and Monitoring Cloud Resources

  • Manage provider and organization VDCs in vCloud Director
  • Manage external networks and edge services gateways
  • Manage vCenter Server systems and resource pools

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™

Day 2 vCloud NFV Operations

  • Describe the upgrade process from vCloud Director 5.5 to 8.x
  • Explain how the vCloud NFV platform provides carrier-grade service
  • Describe the VNF onboarding process

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When does class start/end?

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


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.

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TX3181/3191 Courses. Really good course, highly recommended for TWS/D users.

Great training that provided pro-tips a plenty that were immediately put to use.

The software installation instructions needs to be more clear. We spent a lot time on installing and setting up the environment.

Very educational and informative. Instructor was very Interactive so I had great learning. Presentation is very good. Venue is very convenient.

Fantastic and great training. Tons of hands-on labs to really make you understand the material being thought.

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