Deploy and Manage a vSphere Cloud

Session Detail:    Virtual 5 Day

In this five-day course, you will explore the VMware technologies that allow you to deploy and manage your private on-premise cloud and securely connect to other clouds. You will learn about the newest features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 6.5, VMware ESXi™ 6.5, and VMware vSAN™ 6.5. You will learn about the configuration and use of the vRealize Automation platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of catalog services that include predefined virtual machines and software components, and creating approval cycles and managing machine lifecycles to conserve resources. This course also details logical routing to enable you to dynamically route between different virtual environments, and you will learn how to use gateway services, firewall configurations, and security services to help secure and optimize your cloud environment with VMware NSX®.

Who Can Benefit

Experienced system, network administrators and engineers or system integrators responsible for implementing cloud infrastructure.


Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] or VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.0] and VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.2] course or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESXi™, VMware vCenter Server™, and VMware vSAN.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introductions and course logistics
  • Lesson 2: Course objectives
  • Lesson 3: Describe the software-defined data center

Module 2: New Features in vSphere 6.5 and vSAN 6.5

  • Lesson 1: Use vSphere Client, VMware Host Client, and the vCenter Server Appliance shell
  • Lesson 2: Discuss the new features and enhancements in vSphere 6.5
  • Lesson 3: Describe the VMware vSAN™ enhancements in the following areas: Scalability, Performance, Availability, Space efficiency, Operational, Usability

Module 3: vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Explain the purpose of vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 2: Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
  • Lesson 3: Describe where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product line
  • Lesson 4: Discuss use cases for vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 5: Identify the components of a vRealize Automation simple deployment
  • Lesson 6: Identify the components of a vRealize Automation enterprise deployment
  • Lesson 7: Identify the component design options for vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 8: Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products

Module 4: Authentication, Fabric and Tenants

  • Lesson 1: Describe identity management in vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 2: Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 3: Identify the appropriate roles for specific tasks in vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 4: Create tenants
  • Lesson 5: Explain multitenant leading practices
  • Lesson 6: Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities
  • Lesson 7: Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
  • Lesson 8: Identify how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
  • Lesson 9: Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
  • Lesson 10: Create and manage reservations for computer resources

Module 5: Converged Blueprints and Catalog Management

  • Lesson 1: Define blueprints
  • Lesson 2: Identify the process and options for configuring a blueprint
  • Lesson 3: Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine
  • Lesson 4: Create a blueprint with multiple virtual machines
  • Lesson 5: Identify the role of the service catalog
  • Lesson 6: Define catalog items
  • Lesson 7: Use entitlements to manage catalog items

Module 6: Consuming Catalog Services

  • Lesson 1: Request a single-machine service
  • Lesson 2: Monitor the service provisioning status
  • Lesson 3: Reconfigure a provisioned machine
  • Lesson 4: Manage snapshots
  • Lesson 5: Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
  • Lesson 6: Identify approval policy level
  • Lesson 7: Identify approval phases
  • Lesson 8: Create and apply approval policies for catalog items
  • Lesson 9: Use custom properties to modify the provisioning process
  • Lesson 10: Use property groups to group sets of custom properties
  • Lesson 11: Use the property dictionary to modify the provisioning process

Module 7: Application Authoring

  • Lesson 1: Understand the lifecycle of a vRealize Automation Application deployment
  • Lesson 2: Author an application blueprint
  • Lesson 3: Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog

Module 8: Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Lesson 1: Identify how to monitor resource use
  • Lesson 2: Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
  • Lesson 3: Demonstrate how to manage machine leases
  • Lesson 4: Monitor system events

Module 9: VMware NSX Logical Routing

  • Lesson 1: Describe the VMware NSX logical router

Module 10: NSX Edge Gateway Services

  • Lesson 1: Describe virtual private networking
  • Lesson 2: Configure L2 VPN
  • Lesson 3: Configure IPsec VPN
  • Lesson 4: Configure SSL VPN-Plus

Module 11: VMware NSX Firewall and Security Services

  • Lesson 1: Describe the NSX Edge firewall
  • Lesson 2: Describe the VMware NSX distributed firewall
  • Lesson 3: Describe the Service Composer

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