NFV with vCloud Director [V8.X]

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

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™.


  • vCloud NFV Foundations with vCloud Director eLearning course

Who Can Benefit

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

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

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

Module 2: vCloud NFV

  • Lesson 1: Describe the benefits of vCloud NFV
  • Lesson 2: Demonstrate what a vCloud NFV sample solution looks like
  • Lesson 3: Describe the vCloud NFV architecture

Module 3: NFV Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Describe the NFV infrastructure (NFVI) components
  • Lesson 2: Explain how vSphere interacts with compute resources (CPU and memory), as well as network and storage resources
  • Lesson 3: Describe the vSAN storage architecture
  • Lesson 4: Explain network virtualization with NSX

Module 4: Virtualized Infrastructure Manager

  • Lesson 1: Describe the VMware products for the VIM layer
  • Lesson 2: Explain vCloud Director basic concepts
  • Lesson 3: Create vSAN storage policies for use by vCloud Director
  • Lesson 4: Describe the vCloud Director architecture
  • Lesson 5: Create resource pools for use by vCloud Director
  • Lesson 6: Configure a basic vCloud Director instance

Module 5: vCloud Providers

  • Lesson 1: Explain how to compute and storage resources are provided to vCloud Director
  • Lesson 2: Describe provider VDC requirements and best practices
  • Lesson 3: Create provider VDCs

Module 6: vCloud Director Organizations

  • Lesson 1: Create and manage vCloud Director organizations
  • Lesson 2: Create and manage organization VDCs
  • Lesson 3: Configure and manage organization VDC networking
  • Lesson 4: Create and manage organization catalogs
  • Lesson 5: Deploy, manage, and access organization vApps

Module 7: vCloud Networking with NSX

  • Lesson 1: Describe the components in the NSX planes
  • Lesson 2: Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, vApp)
  • Lesson 3: Examine the function of network pools

Module 8: Advanced Networking Services

  • Lesson 1: Describe VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway features
  • Lesson 2: Describe advanced edge services gateway network functions
  • Lesson 3: Configure the edge services gateway for inbound and outbound network address translation
  • Lesson 4: Configure load balancing in a vApp
  • Lesson 5: Configure VPN services between organizations
  • Lesson 6: Configure dynamic routing on the edge services gateway
  • Lesson 7: Configure firewall services on the edge services gateway
  • Lesson 8: Configure the distributed firewall

Module 9: vCloud Director Security

  • Lesson 1: Describe role-based access control in vCloud Director
  • Lesson 2: Create and manage security roles

Module 10: Managing and Monitoring Cloud Resources

  • Lesson 1: Manage provider and organization VDCs in vCloud Director
  • Lesson 2: Manage external networks and edge services gateways
  • Lesson 3: Manage vCenter Server systems and resource pools

Module 11: NFVI Operations Management (FCAPS)

  • Lesson 1: 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™

Module 12: Day 2 vCloud NFV Operations

  • Lesson 1: Describe the upgrade process from vCloud Director 5.5 to 8.x
  • Lesson 2: Explain how the vCloud NFV platform provides carrier-grade service
  • Lesson 3: Describe the VNF onboarding process

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