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VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.3]

Price

$5,300.00 (AUD)

Duration

5 Days

Modality

Live Online

Course code

EDU-VCDICM103-OE

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Course Overview

In this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware Cloud Director® 10.3. You learn about workload provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX-TTM Data Center networks.

This course also covers interfacing VMware Cloud Director with other systems and the integration and use of VMware vRealize® OrchestratorTM for VMware Cloud Director. You learn about different networks that a system administrator and an organization administrator can configure and use with virtual machines (VMs). This course also discusses how to monitor various VMware Cloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® OperationsTM.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Deploy VMware Cloud Director
  • Manage VMware Cloud Director to meet the service provider needs
  • Create and manage VMware Cloud Director organizations and vApps to fulfill business needs
  • Create and manage VMware Cloud Director catalogs
  • Transfer virtual machine workloads from VMware vSphere® into and out of VMware Cloud Director
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of VMware NSX-TTM Data Center
  • Managing resources from the VMWare Cloud Director console and using VMware vRealize® Operations ManagerTM
  • Enabling VM and Named Disk Encryption
  • Creating VM sizing and placement policies
  • Understand vApps and VM operations and actions

Target Audience

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 courses and equivalent knowledge is required:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent knowledge


The following experience is helpful:

  • Working at the Linux command line
  • Substantial knowledge of general networking concepts

Product Alignment

  • VMware vSphere 7.0 U2
  • VMware Cloud Director 10.3
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.1.1
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager 8.3

Target Audience

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 courses and equivalent knowledge is required:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent knowledge


The following experience is helpful:

  • Working at the Linux command line
  • Substantial knowledge of general networking concepts

Product Alignment

  • VMware vSphere 7.0 U2
  • VMware Cloud Director 10.3
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.1.1
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager 8.3

Module 1

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2

Software-Defined Data Center and VMware Validated Design

  • Define software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • Discuss VMware offerings for cloud-based services
  • Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director
  • Discuss VMware Validated DesignTM
  • Recognize the design considerations when creating a cloud environment on the SDDC using VMWare Cloud FoundationTM

Module 3

VMware Cloud Director Deployment and Configuration

  • Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director
  • Explain the two-stage deployment of VMware Cloud Director cells
  • Discuss failover mechanisms (automatic and manual) with VMware Cloud Director cells
  • Define switchover, promote, and fencing options of the VMware Cloud Director appliance
  • Understand the VMware Cloud Director appliance enhancements

Module 4

VMware Cloud Director Provider Configuration

  • Describe how the compute resources are provided to VMware Cloud Director
  • Describe how storage is provided to VMware Cloud Director
  • Configure and manage storage for Virtual Datacenters (VDCs)
  • Briefly discuss network pools, external networks, and Tier-0 Gateways
  • Showcase VMware Cloud Director integration with vCenter Server® and NSX-T Data Center
  • Describe VMware Cloud Director organizations
  • Understand organization policies
  • Explain how to access an organization using various portals
  • Understand organization VDC
  • Discuss what is Linked Clone and Fast Provisioning
  • Understand the use cases of Allocation Models

Module 5

VMware Cloud Director User, Roles and Quota Management

  • Discuss user-bundle
  • Describe role-based access
  • Explain custom roles and rights
  • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
  • Discuss OIDC authentication methods
  • Describe SAML identity provider

Module 6

VMware Cloud Director Virtual Machines and vApps

  • Understand standalone VMs
  • Discuss the VM managing operations
  • Explain VM properties
  • Discuss deployment methods of vApps • Discuss the vApp managing operations • Discuss the vApp lease policies
  • Understand the vApps and VM actions • Explain vApp and VM badges


Module 7

VMware Cloud Director Content Libraries

Explain the purpose of catalogs and how to create a catalog organization

Define catalog management and sharing catalogs inside and between organizations

Explain medias in VMware Cloud Director and its usage

Discuss vApp templates

Understand vApp template operations

Describe the purpose and usage of Open Virtualization Format (OVF)

Discuss organization VDC templates


Module 8

VMware Cloud Director Networking

  • Discuss organization VDC networks
  • List the types of organization VDC networks
  • Describe the edge gateway services
  • Explore the services offered by the edge gateway
  • Discuss sub-allocation IP pool and its use cases
  • Discuss DHCP, NAT, load balancer, and firewall services on the edge gateway
  • Discuss SNAT, DNAT, NO SNAT, and NO DNAT use cases
  • Discuss vApp networks
  • List the various types of vApp networks
  • Discuss routed, isolated, and direct vApp networks


Module 9

VMware Cloud Director Storage and Compute

  • Describe named disks and shared named disks
  • Demonstrate how to attach and detach a named disk and a shared named disk
  • Describe methods of sharing the named disk
  • Discuss the implications of deleting VMs that have an attached named disk
  • Discuss how VMware Cloud Director VMs and disks are encrypted
  • Explain the storage policy capabilities
  • Demonstrate how VM sizing and placement policies are published
  • Discuss vCenter server and VMware Cloud Director IOPS storage policies usage
  • Discuss how to enable and use the storage IOPS limitation in VMware Cloud Director
  • Describe the storage policy supported entities


Module 10

Extensibility and UI Additional Features

  • Explain custom advisories, global search, guided tours, data exporter, keyboard shortcuts, and quick search
  • Understand vcd-cli supported commands
  • Discuss various vcd-cli tools

Module 11

VMware Cloud Director Resource Monitoring

  • Identify log locations for VMware Cloud Director
  • Manage vSphere and cloud resources from VMware Cloud Director
  • Understand monitoring of objects from VMware Cloud Director portals
  • Briefly introduce vRealize Operations Manager
  • Integrate VMware Cloud Director with vRealize
  • Operations Manager
  • Configure VMware Cloud Director Management Pack
  • Understand dashboard, metrics, alerts, alert definition, and reports

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