VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V9.7] - On Demand

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Course Overview

In this course, equivalent to five days of training, you will 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 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 understand how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking for vCloud Director. You will also understand how to configure 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™.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Deploy vCloud Director
  • Manage vCloud Director to satisfy service needs provider
  • 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

                Target Audience

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

                Course Modules

                              1 Course Introduction
                              • Introductions and course logistics
                              • Course objectives

                              2 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

                              3 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

                              4 vCloud Director Organization VDC
                              • Organization VDC allocation models
                              • Recognize resource allocations for an organization
                              • Describes 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

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

                              6 Users and Role-based Access
                              • Describes role-based access
                              • Create custom security roles
                              • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
                              • Describes single sign-on
                              • Enable a SAML identity provider
                              • Describes two-factor authentication
                              • Discuss User bundle and role-based access control

                              7 vCloud Director Networking
                              • Identify key components in the architecture of VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere®
                              • Describes how logical switches and distributed logical routers work
                              • Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall
                              • Discuss the architecture of NSX-TTM Data Center
                              • Discuss vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T Data Center
                              • Discuss Multisite
                              • Configure Cross VDC Networking.

                              8 Resource Management and Monitoring
                              • Manage and monitor vSphere resources
                              • Manage and monitor Cloud resources
                              • Monitor vCloud Director environment using VMware vRealize® Operations ManagerTM
                              • Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight
                              • Manage billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp

                              9 vCloud Extensibility
                              • Discuss Container Service Extension
                              • Explore vCD, CLI, and Container Service Extension
                              • Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment
                              • Discuss Terraform and vCloud Director
                              • Discuss VMware vRealize® OrchestratorTM Plug-in for vCloud Director

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

                              11 Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud
                              • Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
                              • Review prerequisites 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

                              12 vCloud Director Troubleshooting
                              • Identify log locations for vCloud Director
                              • List the key services in vCloud Director
                              • Navigate through vCloud Director logs
                              • Capture vCloud Director log bundles
                              • Describes the troubleshooting approach for common vCloud Director issues

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