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VMware vCloud Director: Install Configure Manage [V9.7]

In this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® for Service Providers 9.x. You learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks. This course also covers interfacing VMware vCloud Director® with other systems using various APIs and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®. You will also understand how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking for vCloud Director and configuring Central Point of Management (CPOM) to define a Software-defined Datacenter (SDDC) for tenant and provider users of vCloud Director. This course also discusses how to monitor various vCloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® Operations™, Tenant vApp, and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™.

Skills Gained

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 VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®
  • Use VMware vCloud® Availability for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding

Who Can Benefit

Customers, cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in managed services or managing a service provider environment.

Prerequisites

Completion of the following course is required: • 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 vSAN and HCI Fundamentals • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • vCloud Director 9.x
  • vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 3.0
  • vSphere 6.x and later
  • NSX 6.x and later

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

vCloud Director Deployment and Configuration

  • Define Software Defined Datacenter
  • Discuss VMware offerings for Cloud-Based Services
  • Understand the prerequisite to install vCloud Director
  • Discuss the deployment options for vCloud Director
  • Differentiate different deployment options, benefits, and disadvantages
  • Discuss VMware Validated Design

vCloud Director Provider and Organization

  • Configure and manage provider VDCs
  • Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director
  • Create and manage organizations, including vCloud Director organization VDCs
  • Discuss vCloud Director HTML5 UI
  • Discuss HTML5-based Provider Portal and Tenant Portal

vCloud Director Organization VDC

  • 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
  • Discuss Compute Profiles

vApps and Catalogs

  • Discuss the use of virtual machines
  • Design and manage vApps
  • Create and manage catalogs
  • Manage vApp templates
  • Create and Manage vApp Networks
  • Discuss vApp Network Traffic Choices

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
  • Discuss User bundle and role-based access control

vCloud Director 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 gateway in combination with vCloud Director
  • Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall
  • Discuss the architecture of VMware NSX-T™
  • Discuss vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T
  • Discuss Multisite
  • Configure Cross VDC Networking.

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 vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight
  • Managing billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp

vCloud Extensibility

  • Discuss Container Service Extension
  • Explore vCD CLI
  • Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment
  • Discuss Terraform vCloud Director capabilities
  • Discuss VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ Plug-in for vCloud Director

vCloud Director APIs

  • Describe access to vCD objects using REST API calls
  • Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director objects
  • Discuss different third-party API client tools
  • Describe access to vCloud Director using Postman, Curl
  • Describe access to vCloud Director using OpenAPI
  • Create and update metadata on objects
  • Access different vCloud Objects using vCloud API

Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud

  • Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Review prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Discuss implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Discuss vCloud Availability for vCloud Director portal
  • Review fail-over Virtual Machine options
  • Discuss Virtual Machine replication to the Cloud
  • Discuss On-prem to Cloud migration

vCloud Director Troubleshooting

  • Identify log locations for vCloud Director
  • Navigate through vCloud Director logs
  • Capture vCloud Director log bundles
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