VMware Cloud Foundation: Management and Operations [V3.9.1]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 3 Days
This three-day course includes instruction on the capabilities, including customization and management, and explains the architecture of VMware Cloud Foundation™. This course explains license management, certificate management, maintenance, and lifecycle management. The course covers workload domains, workload migration, availability, and troubleshooting and provides an overview of VMware vSAN™ and VMware NSX® implementation in VMware Cloud Foundation.

This course provides live labs for hands-on experience of key course objectives and explains how to use and configure VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.

Product Alignment
•  VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.x
•  VMware vSphere 6.7 U3
•  VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.6
•  VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5

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
•  Describe workload domains
•  Manage workload domains in VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Manage vSAN storage in a workload domain
•  Implement NSX networking for the management domain and VI workload domains
•  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
•  Manage certificate rotation for VMware Cloud Foundation components
•  Plan workload migration from a legacy datacenter to your VMware Cloud Foundation instance
•  Describe VMware Cloud Foundation lifecycle management
•  Troubleshoot VMware Cloud Foundation with appropriate tools
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

Experience with VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere® or VMware NSX-T™ Data Center is highly recommended.
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

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

3  Post-deployment Operations
•  Integrate VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware vCenter® Single Sign-On
•  Manage user roles in VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Manage passwords in VMware Cloud Foundation

4  License Management
•  Use SDDC Manager to license managed components
•  Add, upgrade, and replace licenses in VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Use SoS commands to add licenses

5  Managing Workload Domains
•  Define workload domains
•  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

6  vSAN Management
•  Identify vSAN architecture and components
•  Describe vSAN requirements for the management domain and VI workload domains
•  Discuss how to scale vSAN clusters in VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Explain deduplication and compression in a vSAN cluster
•  Describe vSAN data-at-rest encryption
•  Discuss the importance of driver/firmware compatibility
•  Use vSAN Health to monitor vSAN clusters

7  VMware Cloud Foundation Networking with NSX
•  Describe network virtualization with NSX
•  Describe NSX Data Center for vSphere logical switching and routing
•  Examine NSX Data Center for vSphere configuration in the management domain
•  Define Application Virtual Networks (AVNs)
•  Describe NSX-T Data Center deployment in VMware Cloud Foundation workload domains
•  Describe data-plane preparation for NSX-T Data Center edge nodes for workload domains
•  Recognize Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateway topologies

8  Availability and Business Continuity
•  Configure availability options for management domains
•  Backup and restore VMware Cloud Foundation components
•  Use vSAN storage policies to increase availability
•  Describe backup and restore for networking, VMware vCenter®, and NSX components.
•  Define prerequisites for stretched clusters in VCF environments
•  Configure stretched clusters using SOS commands
•  Troubleshoot stretched cluster workflows
•  Describe cross-site VMware vSphere® vMotion® and cross-site NSX
•  Describe how to use VMware Site Recovery Manager™ to protect critical management components across regions

9  Certificate Management
•  Discuss general certificate concepts
•  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 CSRs

10  Workload Migration
•  Explain workload migration use cases
•  Describe workload migration methods
•  Describe VLAN bridging using NSX
•  Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ for workload migration
•  Discuss VMware HCX® for workload migration from legacy datacenters and between public and private clouds

11  Life Cycle Management
•  Describe the role of SDDC Manager in lifecycle management
•  Define upgrade bundle types
•  Discuss bundle download options
•  Describe the upgrade automation process and components
•  Outline the upgrade workflow
•  Describe the role of VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™
•  Manage offline local depots

12  Troubleshooting
•  Use SOS commands to perform health checks and log bundle operations.
•  Create service requests using best practices
•  Troubleshoot failed workflows
•  Restart services using the correct procedures
•  Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ capabilities