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 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 Foundations 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 Foundations 3.9.

Product Alignment
•  VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.x
•  VMware vSphere 6.7 U3

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 vSAN storage in a workload domain
•  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 [V6.7]
•  VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.7]
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  VMware Cloud Foundation Overview
•  Describe VMware Cloud Foundation solution
•  Describe VMware Cloud Foundation architecture
•  Define VMware Cloud Foundation terminology
•  Navigate the SDDC Manager UI

3  Post Deployment Operations
•  Integrate VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware Single Sign On
•  Manage user roles in VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Manage passwords in VMware Cloud Foundation

4  Licensing
•  Use SDDC Manager to license managed components
•  Add, upgrade, and replace licenses in VMware Cloud Foundation
•  Use SOS commands to add licenses
•  Discuss VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ licensing models

5  Managing Workload Domains
•  Describe 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
•  Describe vSAN
•  Configure appropriate storage policies
•  Explain de-duplication and compression in a vSAN cluster
•  Describe vSAN data-at-rest encryption
•  Describe how to scale up and scale out vSAN
•  Discuss the importance of driver/firmware compatibility
•  Use vSAN Health to monitor vSAN clusters

7  Availability and Business Continuity
•  Configure availability options for management domains
•  Backup and restore VMware Cloud Foundation components
•  Describe the importance of availability options for infrastructure and vSphere components
•  Create vSAN policies to increase availability
•  Describe backup and restore for networking, VMware vCenter®, and VMware NSX® components.
•  Configure vRealize Log Insight to provide alerts for specific conditions
•  Define prerequisites for stretched clusters in VMware Cloud Foundation environments
•  Configure stretched clusters using SOS commands
•  Troubleshoot stretched cluster workflows
•  Describe cross-site VMware vSphere® vMotion® and cross-site NSX

8  Certificates
•  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

9  Workload Migration
•  Explain migration use cases
•  Describe migration methods
•  Describe VLAN bridging using NSX
•  Explain vSphere vMotion compatibility
•  Use HCX to help with workload migration

10  Life Cycle Management
•  Describe the role of SDDC Manager in lifecycle management
•  Describe the upgrade automation process and components
•  Outline the upgrade workflow
•  Describe the role of VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™
•  Manage offline local depots

11  Hardware and System Maintenance
•  Perform the correct power on and power off procedures
•  Identify and remediate degraded hosts
•  Replace dead hosts
•  Recommission hosts following failures

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
•  Avoid common user errors

13  Multi-Instance Federation
•  Describe prerequisites for Multi-Instance Federation
•  Follow configuration maximums
•  Explain design considerations