VMware vCloud NFV with vCloud Director [V8.x]

Classroom Schedule
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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
In this five-day course, you will focus on configuring, managing, and operating VMware vCloud Director® 8.20 for a VMware vCloud® NFV™ environment. 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™.

Product Alignment
•  vCloud Director 8.20
•  vSAN 6.2 and later
•  NSX 6.2 and later
•  VMware vSphere® 6.x

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the vCloud NFV architecture
•  Describe the vCloud Director architecture and its role as Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)
•  Secure deployment of multivendor virtualized network functions (VNFs) on the vCloud NFV platform
•  Manage vCloud Director to support network functions virtualization (NFV) workloads in a
   secure multitenant environment
•  Configure vSAN to enable multiple tiers in provider VDCs
•  Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and VNF vApps to satisfy business needs
•  Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
•  Use vCloud Director to configure basic and advanced NSX networking services
Intended Audience:    Service provider architects, engineers, and administrators with experience in a telco and NFV environment
Prerequisites:    This course requires completion of the following prerequisite:
•  vCloud NFV Foundations with vCloud Director eLearning course
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

  2. vCloud NFV
    • Describe the benefits of vCloud NFV
    • Demonstrate what a vCloud NFV sample solution looks like
    • Describe the vCloud NFV architecture

  3. NFV Infrastructure
    • Describe the NFV infrastructure (NFVI) components
    • Explain how vSphere interacts with compute resources (CPU and memory), as well as network and storage resources
    • Describe the vSAN storage architecture
    • Explain network virtualization with NSX

  4. Virtualized Infrastructure Manager
    • Describe the VMware products for the VIM layer
    • Explain vCloud Director basic concepts
    • Create vSAN storage policies for use by vCloud Director
    • Describe the vCloud Director architecture
    • Create resource pools for use by vCloud Director
    • Configure a basic vCloud Director instance

  5. vCloud Providers
    • Explain how compute and storage resources are provided to vCloud Director
    • Describe provider VDC requirements and best practices
    • Create provider VDCs

  6. vCloud Director Organizations
    • Create and manage vCloud Director organizations
    • Create and manage organization VDCs
    • Configure and manage organization VDC networking
    • Create and manage organization catalogs
    • Deploy, manage, and access organization vApps

  7. vCloud Networking with NSX
    • Describe the components in the NSX planes
    • Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, vApp)
    • Examine the function of network pools

  8. Advanced Networking Services
    • Describe VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway features
    • Describe advanced edge services gateway network functions
    • Configure the edge services gateway for inbound and outbound network address translation
    • Configure load balancing in a vApp
    • Configure VPN services between organizations
    • Configure dynamic routing on the edge services gateway
    • Configure firewall services on the edge services gateway
    • Configure the distributed firewall

  9. vCloud Director Security
    • Describe role-based access control in vCloud Director
    • Create and manage security roles

  10. Managing and Monitoring Cloud Resources
    • Manage provider and organization VDCs in vCloud Director
    • Manage external networks and edge services gateways
    • Manage vCenter Server systems and resource pools

  11. NFVI Operations Management (FCAPS)
    • Describe the NFVI operations management components: VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, VMware vRealize® Log Insight™, VMware vRealize® Network Insight™, VMware Site Recovery Manager™, and VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™

  12. Day 2 vCloud NFV Operations
    • Describe the upgrade process from vCloud Director 5.5 to 8.x
    • Explain how the vCloud NFV platform provides carrier-grade service
    • Describe the VNF onboarding process