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VMVCDICM9.7 - VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage v9.7

Overview

Duration: 5 days
 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™.
This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link: VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V9.7 - On Demand.
Product Alignment
• vCloud Director 9.x
• vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 3.0
• vSphere 6.x and later
• NSX 6.x and later

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Deploy vCloud Director
• Manage vCloud Director to satisfy service provider needs
• Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
• Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
• Transfer virtual machine workloads from VMware 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 public clouds and private clouds
• Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios involving vCloud Director
• Configure the integration with VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®
• Use VMware vCloud® Availability for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding


Audience

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


Content

1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
2 vCloud Director Deployment and Configuration
• Define Software Defined Datacenter
• Discuss VMware offerings for Cloud-Based Services
• Understand the prerequisite to install vCloud Director
• Discuss the deployment options for vCloud Director
• Differentiate different deployment options, benefits, and disadvantages
• Discuss VMware Validated Design
3 vCloud Director Provider and Organization
• Configure and manage provider VDCs
• Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director
• Create and manage organizations, including vCloud Director organization VDCs
• Discuss vCloud Director HTML5 UI
• Discuss HTML5-based Provider Portal and Tenant Portal
4 vCloud Director Organization VDC
• Organization VDC allocation models
• Recognize resource allocations for an organization
• Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, and vApp)
• Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices
• Examine the function of network pools
• Discuss Compute Profiles
5 vApps and Catalogs
• Discuss the use of virtual machines
• Create and manage vApps
• Create and manage catalogs
• Manage vApp templates
• Create and manage vApp Networks
• Discuss vApp Network Traffic Choices
6 Users and Role-based Access
• 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
• Discuss User bundle and role-based access control
7 vCloud Director Networking
• Identify key components in the architecture of VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere®
• Describe how logical switches and distributed logical routers work
• Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall
• Discuss the architecture of NSX- TTM Data Center
• Discuss vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T Data Center
• Discuss Multisite
• Configure Cross VDC Networking.
8 Resource Management and Monitoring
• Manage and monitor vSphere resources
• Manage and monitor Cloud resources
• Monitor vCloud Director environment using VMware vRealize® Operations ManagerTM
• Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight
• Manage billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp
9 vCloud Extensibility
• Discuss Container Service Extension
• Explore vCD, CLI, and Container Service Extension
• Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment
• Discuss Terraform and vCloud Director
• Discuss VMware vRealize® OrchestratorTM Plug-in for vCloud Director
10 vCloud Director APIs
• Describe access to vCD objects using REST API calls
• Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director objects
• Discuss different third-party API client tools
• Describe access to vCloud Director using Postman, Curl
• Describe access to vCloud Director using OpenAPI
• Create and update metadata on objects
• Access different vCloud objects using vCloud API
11 Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud
• Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
• Review prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
• Discuss vCloud Availability for vCloud Director portal
• Review fail-over Virtual Machine options
• Discuss Virtual Machine replication to the Cloud
• Discuss On-Prem-to-Cloud migration
12 vCloud Director Troubleshooting
• Identify log locations for vCloud Director
• List the key services in vCloud Director
• Navigate through vCloud Director logs
• Capture vCloud Director log bundles
• Describe the troubleshooting approach for common vCloud Director issues


Prerequisites

Completion of the following course is required:
• VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] or equivalent knowledge
Completion of the following eLearning courses is recommended:
• VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
• VMware vSAN and HCI Fundamentals
• VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals
Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.


Certification

This course is not associated with any Certification.

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