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VMware Cloud Director: Advanced Networking with NSX-T Data Center [V10.2]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
Overview:
In this five-day course, you focus on designing, integrating, configuring, and managing VMware Cloud Director™ 10.x with VMware NSX-T® Data Center and VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™. You learn about creating Network Pools and Edge Cluster management. You also learn about creating and managing an external network and creating and managing the organization of VDC, vApp, and data center group networks.

This course also covers interfacing VMware Cloud Director with other systems and the integration and use of NSX Advanced Load Balancer. You also learn how to manage cross-VDC networking and migrating VMware Cloud Director workload and networks from VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere®  to NSX-T Data Center.

This course also discusses how to monitor various VMware Cloud Director networking objects using VMware Cloud Director Portal and VMware vRealize® Operations Cloud Tenant App Service™.

Product Alignment
•  VMware vSphere®  7.0 U1
•  VMware Cloud Director 10.2.1
•  VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0
•  VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4
•  VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer 20.1.1
•  VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ 8.2
•  VMware vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App 2.5
•  VMware vCloud® Usage Meter™ 4.3

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Understanding NSX-T Data Center and VMware Cloud Director fundamentals
•  List the various NSX-T Data Center components
•  List the use cases and topologies of VMware Cloud Director networks
•  Discuss the VMware Cloud Director provider networking configurations
•  Discuss the VMware Cloud Director tenant networking configurations
•  Discuss NSX Advanced Load Balancer and its components
•  Discuss NSX Advanced Load Balancer configuration and integration with VMware Cloud Director
•  Enable a layer 2 stretched network that spans across multiple VMware Cloud organization VDCs
•  Showcase the importance of the VMware Cloud Director migration tool and its functionality
•  Manage resources from the VMWare Cloud Director console and use VMware vRealize® Operations
   Manager™
 
Intended Audience:    Cloud architects, systems engineers, datacenter administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in managed services or managing a service provider environment.
 
Prerequisites:    Completion of the following courses and equivalent knowledge is required:
•  VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage
•  VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage
•  Strong knowledge on NSX Data Center for vSphere
•  Strong understanding in NSX Advanced Load Balancer

The following experience is helpful:
•  Working at the Linux command line
•  Substantial knowledge of general networking concepts
 
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  VMware Cloud Director Data Center Fundamentals
•  Explain NSX-T Data Center and its architecture
•  Discuss various NSX-T Data Center components
•  Describe NSX-T Data Center objects and their creation methods
•  List the various requirement and maximum configuration details
•  Explain NSX-T Data Center and its architecture
•  Discuss various NSX-T Data Center components
•  Describe NSX-T Data Center objects and their creation methods
•  Explain VMware Cloud Director and its architecture
•  List the various requirement and maximum configuration details
•  Discuss VMware Cloud Director pre-requisites and deployment
•  Discuss the use cases and features of VMware Cloud Director
•  List the various requirement and maximum configuration details
•  Discuss the design best practices

3  Provider Configuration
•  Discuss the integration of VMware vCenter Server® with VMware Cloud Director
•  Discuss the integration of NSX-T Data Center with VMware Cloud Director
•  Explain the provider side networking concepts and features

4  Tenant Configuration
•  Discuss the various types of organization VDC networks that can be created using NSX-T Data Center
•  Explain the edge services available under each type of Organization VDC networks
•  Explain what vApp network is
•  Discuss various types of vApp networks

5  Cross VDC networking with NSX-T
•  Explain data center groups
•  Configure cross-VDC networking and L2 stretched networks
•  Configure a distributed firewall for a Data Center Group

6  NSX Advanced Load Balancer
•  Describe the NSX Advanced Load Balancer components and main functions
•  Explain the NSX Advanced Load Balancer key features and benefits
•  Understand and apply a Global Server Load Balancing design framework

7  VMware NSX Migration for VMware Cloud Director
•  Understand the main usage and purpose of the NSX migration for VMware Cloud Director
•  List the supported topology and compatibility matrix
•  List the supported features
•  Understand the environmental prerequisites and how to prepare the edge cluster for bridging
•  Know the logs and error handling exceptions

8  Monitoring VMware Cloud Director Networking
•  Discuss the methods to manage and monitor networking objects from VMware Cloud Director portals
•  Understand the vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App overview
•  Discuss how to monitor VMware Cloud Director networking objects using vRealize Operations Manager
   and vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App
•  Create views and reports
•  Describe the use of vCloud Usage Meter with VMware Cloud Director