VMware Cloud Foundation: Management and Operations [V4.0] - BETA (Beta)

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Course Datasheet
Live Online (3 Days)   English
26 Aug 2020 09:00 AM  -  28 Aug 2020 05:00 PM
(GMT+01:00) British Summer Time (Europe/London)
VMware Education
This three-day course includes instruction on the capabilities of VMware Cloud Foundation™ to manage and operate hybrid and cloud infrastructures, which includes customization and management.  The course explains the architecture of VMware vCloud Foundation and explains licensing, certificates, VMware vSAN™, maintenance, and multi-instancing. The course also covers workload domains, workload migration, availability, and troubleshooting.

In general, you learn how to use and configure VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0.

Product Alignment
•  VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0.x
•  VMware vSphere 7
•  VMware NSX-T™ Data Center 3

Objectives:   By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe VMware Cloud Foundation architecture
•  Use SDDC Manager to perform operational tasks
•  Describe user roles in VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware vSphere®
•  Manage users and passwords using VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Manage certificate rotation for VMware Cloud Foundation components
•  Use Active Directory integration to automate certificate generation and rotation
•  Describe workload domains
•  Manage workload domains in VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Manage VMware NSX-T™ for VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Describe use cases for Application Virtual Networks (AVNs)
•  Meet VMware vSphere® with Kubernetes requirements
•  Deploy a vSphere with Kubernetes enabled workload domain
•  Manage vSAN storage in a workload domain
•  Create vSAN storage policies
•  Describe Cloud Native storage
•  Describe the importance of business continuity measures in VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Plan appropriate backup and restore workflows for VMware Cloud Foundation components
•  Implement stretched clusters in VMware Cloud Foundation workload domains
Intended Audience:   Experienced system administrators, system integrators, and consultants responsible for implementing and managing VMware Cloud Foundation
Prerequisites:   This class requires system administration experience with VMware vSphere deployments or completion of one of the following courses:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
•  VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale
Outline:   1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  VMware Cloud Foundation Overview
•    Describe the VMware Cloud Foundation 4 solution
•    Describe VMware Cloud Foundation 4 architecture
•    Identify VMware Cloud Foundation 4 components
•    Describe VMware Cloud Foundation 4 topology
•    Define VMware Cloud Foundation 4 terminology

3  Post Deployment Operations
•    Integrate VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware vCenter® Single Sign-On
•    Configure user accounts in VMware Cloud Foundation
•    Manage passwords in VMware Cloud Foundation
•    Describe the two roles in VMware Cloud Foundation

4  Licensing
•    Add license keys to the VMware Cloud Foundation inventory
•    Assign license keys
•    Remove license keys
•    Replace expiring licenses

5  Managing Workload Domains
•  Define a workload domain
•    Create, scale, and delete workload domains
•  Describe use cases for multiple clusters in a workload domain
•  Manage storage options for workload domains
•  Plan and implement network pools for consumption by workload domains
•  Compare multiple workload domains and multi-cluster options

6  VMware Cloud Foundation Networking with NSX-T
•  Discuss NSX-T automation in VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Discuss NSX-T in the Management Domain
•  Learn About Application Virtual Networks (AVNs)
•  Use of AVNs in the Deployment Parameter Sheet
•  Other AVN uses

7  Kubernetes Enabled Workload Domains
•  Describe vSphere with Kubernetes
•  Describe vSphere with Kubernetes containers. pods, and supervisor clusters
•  Configure Namespaces
•  Implement vSphere with Kubernetes in a Workload Domain

8  VMware Cloud Foundation Storage Management
•  Identify vSAN architecture and components
•  Describe vSAN file services
•  Discuss how to scale vSAN clusters in VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Explain how storage policies work with VMware Cloud Foundation vSAN clusters
•  Discuss external storage as supplemental storage
•  Describe Cloud Native Storage
•  Describe vSphere with Kubernetes for Cloud Native Storage consumption

9  VMware Cloud Foundation Certificate Management
•  Describe the initial deployment state of certificates
•  Manage SDDC certificate rotation
•  Describe certificate creation options
•  Describe certificate rotation using Active Directory
•  Use SDDC Manager to create Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs)

10  Workload Migration
•  Explain migration use cases
•  Describe migration tools and methods
•  Describe VLAN bridging using VMware NSX®
•  Discuss the advantages of using VMware vSphere® Replication™ with VMware Site Recovery Manager™

11  Life Cycle Management
•  Describe the role of SDDC Manager in lifecycle management
•  Describe the different LCM options available in VMware Cloud Foundation 4
•  Describe the upgrade prerequisites and upgrade precheck process
•  Upgrade VMware Cloud Foundation software and components
•  Describe the role of VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™

12  VMware Cloud Foundation Troubleshooting
•  Use SOS commands to perform health checks and log bundle operations.
•  Create service requests using best practices
•  Troubleshoot failed workflows using log files and token IDs
•  Restart services using the correct procedures
•  Avoid common user errors