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VMVCDICM8.20 - VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V8.20] (VMVCDICM 8.20)

Overview

Duration: 5 days

In this five-day course, you will focus on designing, installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® 8.20 for Service Providers. You will learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers, and catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks, as well as the integrated use of VMware vSAN™. This course also covers interfacing vCloud Director with other systems through the use of various APIs.

Product Alignment

  • vCloud Director 8.20
  • vSAN 6.2 and later
  • NSX 6.2 and later

Objectives

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

  • Design a vCloud Director environment
  • Deploy vCloud Director
  • Manage vCloud Director to satisfy service provider needs
  • Configure vSAN and VMware vSphere® storage to enable multiple tiers in provider virtual data centers
  • Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Transfer virtual machine workloads from vSphere into and out of vCloud Director
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of NSX
  • Use NSX to create hybrid cloud connectivity between a public cloud and a private cloud
  • Create an interface between vCloud Director and Microsoft Active Directory servers
  • Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios with vCloud Director

Content

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Describe vSphere
  • Describe NSX
  • Describe vSAN

3. Cloud Computing and vCloud Director Overview

  • Cloud computing overview
  • Characteristics of cloud services
  • Categories of cloud computing
  • VMware offering to enable cloud-based services
  • Cloud deployment environments
  • VMware vCloud® Air™network program overview
  • Describe vCloud Director in relation to service provider or managed services environments

4. vCloud Director Architecture and Components

  • vCloud Director architecture
  • Review vCloud Director components and explain their functions
  • Examine integration with other VMware products, including VMware vRealize® Business™ for Cloud, VMwarev Realize® Operations Manager™, NSX, and vSAN
  • vCloud Director terms: vApp and catalog
  • vCloud Director terms:organization and virtual data center
  • Network concepts
  • vCloud Director supported storage

5. vCloud Director API and Metadata

  • Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director
  • Use of REST API in VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™
  • Describe access to vCloud Director using VMware vSphere® PowerCLI™
  • Create and update metadata on objects

6. vCloud Providers

  • Identify storage resources for vCloud Director
  • Configure and manage storage for providers
  • Examine provider space allocation to an organization
  • Manage storage requirements for linked clones and shadow virtual machines
  • Describe the use cases for vSAN, VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™, and legacy storage

7. vCloud Director Organizations

  • Create and manage organizations
  • Organization virtual data center allocation models
  • Recognize resource allocations for an organization
  • Create and manage catalogs
  • Manage vApps and vApp templates

8. vCloud Networking with NSX

  • Describe the basic NSX components in relation to vCloud Director
  • Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, vApp)
  • Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices
  • Examine the function of network pools
  • Explain how to share content between organizations and vApps
  • Describe options to connect a private cloud to a public cloud
  • Review options for external connectivity with VPN

9. Access Security

  • Describe role-based access
  • Create custom security roles
  • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
  • Describe single sign-on
  • Enable a SAML identity provider
  • Describe two-factor authentication

10. Managing Cloud Resources

  • Identify how vSphere fulfills vCloud Director requests
  • Manage provider and organization virtual data centers

11. Managing vSphere Resources

  • Manage VMware vCenter Server® instances
  • Manage VMware ESXi™hosts
  • Manage vSphere datastores
  • Manage stranded items
  • Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level

12. vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

  • Architecture for VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®
  • Prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

13. Customer Onboarding

  • Tenant layer 2 VPN access
  • Tenant SSL VPN access
  • Import existing vCenter Server managed infrastructure into vCloud Director

14. Monitoring vCloud Components

  • Monitor usage information at provider and organization virtual data centers
  • Analyze vCloud Director logs to mirror vCloud Director cells
  • Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
  • Leverage vRealize Business for cost management

15.vCloud Director Installation

  • vCloud Director setup overview
  • vCloud Director hardware and software requirements
  • vCloud Director supported platforms
  • Network configuration prerequisites
  • Install and configure the vCloud Director database
  • Configure an Oracle data base and a Microsoft SQL Server database
  • Create SSL certificates
  • Configure VMware NSX®Manager™ for a new vCloud Director installation
  • Install and configure an AMQP broker
  • Download and install the VMware public key
  • vRealize Business integration with vCloud Director

16. vCloud Director Upgrade

  • vCloud Director upgrade overview
  • Upgrade prerequisites
  • NSX requirements
  • Additional information
  • Best practice for upgrades

Audience

Cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in a service provider or managed services environment

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of the following course:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] or equivalent knowledge

This course recommends completion of the following e-learning courses:

  • VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.10]
  • VMware Virtual SAN: Fundamentals [V6.2]
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Certification

This course is not associated with any Certification.

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