Install, Configure, Manage [V9.7]

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

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 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™.


Completion of the following course is required:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] or equivalent knowledge
  • Recommended: VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
  • Recommended: VMware vSAN and HCI Fundamentals
  • Recommended: VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals
  • Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.

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

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introductions and course logistics
  • Lesson 2: Course objectives

Module 2: vCloud Director Deployment and Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Define Software-Defined Datacenter
  • Lesson 2: Discuss VMware offerings for Cloud-Based Services
  • Lesson 3: Understand the prerequisite to install vCloud Director
  • Lesson 4: Discuss the deployment options for vCloud Director
  • Lesson 5: Differentiate different deployment options, benefits, and disadvantages
  • Lesson 6: Discuss VMware Validated Design

Module 3: vCloud Director Provider and Organization

  • Lesson 1: Configure and manage provider VDCs
  • Lesson 2: Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director
  • Lesson 3: Create and manage organizations, including vCloud Director organization VDCs
  • Lesson 4: Discuss vCloud Director HTML5 UI
  • Lesson 5: Discuss HTML5-based Provider Portal and Tenant Portal

Module 4: vCloud Director Organization VDC

  • Lesson 1: Organization VDC allocation models
  • Lesson 2: Recognize resource allocations for an organization
  • Lesson 3: Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, and vApp)
  • Lesson 4: Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices
  • Lesson 5: Examine the function of network pools
  • Lesson 6: Discuss Compute Profiles

Module 5: Users and Role-based Access

  • Lesson 1: Describe role-based access
  • Lesson 2: Create custom security roles
  • Lesson 3: Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
  • Lesson 4: Describe single sign-on
  • Lesson 5: Enable a SAML identity provider
  • Lesson 6: Describe two-factor authentication
  • Lesson 7: Discuss User bundle and role-based access control

Module 6: vCloud Director Networking

  • Lesson 1: Identify key components in the architecture of VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere®
  • Lesson 2: Describe how logical switches and distributed logical routers work
  • Lesson 3: Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall
  • Lesson 4: Discuss the architecture of NSX- TTM Data Center
  • Lesson 5: Discuss vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T Data Center
  • Lesson 6: Discuss Multisite
  • Lesson 7: Configure Cross VDC Networking.

Module 7: Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Lesson 1: Manage and monitor vSphere resources
  • Lesson 2: Manage and monitor Cloud resources
  • Lesson 3: Monitor vCloud Director environment using VMware vRealize® Operations ManagerTM
  • Lesson 4: Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight
  • Lesson 5: Manage billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp

Module 8: vCloud Extensibility

  • Lesson 1: Discuss Container Service Extension
  • Lesson 2: Explore vCD, CLI, and Container Service Extension
  • Lesson 3: Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment
  • Lesson 4: Discuss Terraform and vCloud Director
  • Lesson 5: Discuss VMware vRealize® OrchestratorTM Plug-in for vCloud Director

Module 9: vCloud Director APIs

  • Lesson 1: Describe access to vCD objects using REST API calls
  • Lesson 2: Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director objects
  • Lesson 3: Discuss different third-party API client tools
  • Lesson 4: Describe access to vCloud Director using Postman, Curl
  • Lesson 5: Describe access to vCloud Director using OpenAPI
  • Lesson 6: Create and update metadata on objects
  • Lesson 7: Access different vCloud objects using vCloud API

Module 10: Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud

  • Lesson 1: Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Lesson 2: Review prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Lesson 3: Discuss vCloud Availability for vCloud Director portal
  • Lesson 4: Review fail-over Virtual Machine options
  • Lesson 5: Discuss Virtual Machine replication to the Cloud
  • Lesson 6: Discuss On-Prem-to-Cloud migration

Module 11: vCloud Director Troubleshooting

  • Lesson 1: Identify log locations for vCloud Director
  • Lesson 2: List the key services in vCloud Director
  • Lesson 3: Navigate through vCloud Director logs
  • Lesson 4: Capture vCloud Director log bundles
  • Lesson 5: Describe the troubleshooting approach for common vCloud Director issues

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