VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.1] - BETA (Beta)

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Course Datasheet
Live Online (5 Days)   English
21 Sep 2020 09:00 AM  -  25 Sep 2020 05:30 PM
(GMT+01:00) British Summer Time (Europe/London)
PLEASE NOTE: VIRTUAL/REMOTE STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN HEADSET AND WEBCAM FOR THIS COURSE. This class is delivered using electronic books ONLY. No printed material will be provided with this class. You will receive a redemption code with instructions on how to download the eBook no later than 3 days before the class is scheduled to start. Please ensure this is complete before the class starts.
VMware Education
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 also 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 also understand how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking for vCloud Director and configuring 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™.

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
Intended Audience:   Customers, cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in managed services or managing a service provider environment.
Prerequisites:   Completion of the following course is required:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent knowledge

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.
Outline:   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
•  Design 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
•  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 gateway in combination with vCloud Director
•  Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall
•  Discuss the architecture of VMware NSX-T™
•  Discuss vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T
•  Discuss Multisite
•  Configure Cross VDC Networking.

8  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 vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight
•  Managing billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp

9  vCloud Extensibility
•  Discuss Container Service Extension
•  Explore vCD CLI
•  Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment
•  Discuss Terraform vCloud Director capabilities
•  Discuss VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ 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 implementation 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
•  Navigate through vCloud Director logs
•  Capture vCloud Director log bundles