VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V9.x] - BETA (Beta)

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Classroom (5 Days)   English
26 Mar 2018 09:00 AM  -  30 Mar 2018 05:00 PM
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Daylight Time (America/New_York)
VMware Education
Facilities of EMC - WARREN
184 Liberty Corner Road
Center 78, Fourth Floor
Warren, NJ, United States 07059
In this five-day course, you will focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® 9.x for service providers. 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™. This course also covers interfacing vCloud Director with other systems through the use of various APIs and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director® and VMware vCloud® Director Extender™.

Product Alignment
•  vCloud Director 9.x
•  vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0
•  vCloud Director Extender 1.0
•  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 a public cloud and a private cloud
•  Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios with vCloud Director
•  Configure the integration with vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
•  Use vCloud Director Extender for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding
Intended 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.x] or equivalent knowledge

Completion of the following eLearning courses is recommended:
•  VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
•  VMware Virtual SAN: Fundamentals [V6.x]
•  VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

  2. Software-Defined Data Center
    • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
    • Cloud computing overview
    • Characteristics of cloud services
    • Categories of cloud computing
    • Describe the VMware product stack for the software-defined data center

  3. vCloud Director Concepts
    • Explain vCloud Director concepts
    • Configure and manage provider VDCs
    • Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director
    • Create and manage organizations
    • vCloud Director organization VDCs

  4. Organization VDC
    • Organization VDC allocation models
    • Recognize resource allocations for an organization
    • 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

  5. Virtual Machines and vApps
    • Discuss the use of virtual machines
    • Design and manage vApps

  6. Catalog
    • Create and manage catalogs
    • Manage vApp templates

  7. 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

  8. Advanced Networking
    • Describe the use and placement of NSX edge services gateways in relation to vCloud Director
    • Review routing with the distributed logical router and edge services gateways in combination with vCloud Director
    • Firewall management in vCloud Director with edge services gateways and the distributed firewall

  9. Resource Management and Monitoring
    • Manage provider and organization VDCs
    • Manage VMware vCenter Server® instances and VMware ESXi™ hosts
    • Manage vSphere datastores
    • Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level
    • Monitor usage information at provider and organization VDCs
    • Analyze vCloud Director logs
    • Monitor vCloud Director environments with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
    • Use VMware vRealize® Business™ for cost management

  10. Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud
    • Tenant layer 2 VPN access
    • Tenant SSL VPN access
    • Review options for external connectivity with VPN
    • Import existing infrastructure managed by vCenter Server into vCloud Director
    • Use vCloud Director Extender for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding

  11. vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
    • Architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
    • Prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
    • Implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

  12. vCloud Director Installation
    • vCloud Director network, hardware, and software requirements
    • vCloud Director setup overview
    • vCloud Director cell design
    • Install and configure the vCloud Director database (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database, or PostgreSQL)
    • 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
    • Use and set up vCloud Director federation

  13. 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 PowerCLI™
    • Create and update metadata on objects

  14. (Optional) vCloud Director Upgrade
    • vCloud Director upgrade overview
    • Upgrade prerequisites
    • NSX requirements
    • Additional information
    • Best practice for upgrades