VMware vCloud: Design Best Practices [V1.5]

VMware vCloud: Design Best Practices [V1.5]


Course Overview

Duration: 3 Days

VMware vCloud: Design Best Practices [V1.5], VMVCDBP, This course is designed to guide students through the decision points and policy choices available for designing and implementing a VMware vCloud® environment. Students will learn to appreciate the effects of design choices in VMware vSphere®, VMware vCloud® Director™, VMware® vCenter™ Chargeback™, and the VMware® vShield Edge™ capability that is included with vCloud Director. The course culminates in a comprehensive workshop on VMware cloud design.


Course Objectives

•  Evaluate and design a multitenant environment to address both private cloud and public cloud customer needs.
•  Configure vCloud providers that can accommodate heterogeneous server, storage, and network resources.
•  Design a network infrastructure optimized for vCloud.
•  Integrate vCloud Director security with existing LDAP systems and design appropriate security hierarchies with security roles.
•  Design a vCenter Chargeback implementation.

Course Content

1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  VMware vCloud Director Architecture Review
•  Components of VMware cloud infrastructure
•  Logical constructs in vCloud Director
•  Cloud architecture fundamentals

3  VMware vCloud Architecture Models
•  Service provider (public cloud) model
•  Enterprise (private cloud) model
•  Hybrid model
•  Management clusters and resource groups
•  Load balancing
•  Roles and communications in multicell architectures

4  Designing Networks
•  General network design principles
•  Connectivity between networks and clouds
•  Virtual switches
•  Port groups
•  Network pools
•  VLANs

5  Designing Providers
•  Designing storage
•  Storage tiering
•  Linked clones and fast provisioning
•  Virtual datacenters
•  Resource pools
•  Organization and provider virtual datacenters
•  Providers and networking

6  Designing Organizations
•  Organization creation and resource pools in the provider virtual datacenters
•  Accessing multiple provider virtual datacenters from one organization
•  Organization administrator rights and responsibilities
•  VMware vSphere® vApps™
•  Catalogs
•  Organization networks and external networks

7  Designing Security
•  Authentication and authorization
•  Role-based access controls
•  Organization administrators
•  Organization security and LDAP integration
•  Predefined roles
•  Custom roles
•  Five-way vShield Edge device firewall

8  Designing Chargeback
•  Modules of consumption
•  vCenter Chargeback metrics
•  vCenter Chargeback server configuration
•  vCenter Chargeback data collectors

9  VMware vCloud Architecture Design Review
•  Multitenancy
•  Network design
•  Storage design
•  Provider design
•  Organization design
•  Security design
•  Chargeback design

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


•  Completion of VMware vCloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud
•  VCP-level knowledge of vSphere
•  General-purpose vSphere design experience, with special emphasis on networking and storage
•  Exposure to the features and functionality of vCloud Director, vSphere, vShield Edge, and vCenter Chargeback

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