Vmware vCloud Director Install, Configure, Manage v9.7
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COURSE COST: $4150.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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n 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®. Students 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™.


The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Customers, cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in managed services or managing a service provider environment.

Before taking this course, you should have completed the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] or equivalent knowledge.

Completion of the following courses is also recommended:

VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
VMware Virtual SAN and HCI Fundamentals
VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals
Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful


Course Cost listed doesn't include the cost of courseware or exam. Course to run is subject to a minimum enrollment. Course may run virtually as a live online instructor led course if the minimum enrollment is not met. For more information, please feel free to contact: learn@vtec.org or call 207-775-0244.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall 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

Module 1: Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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.

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 12: vCloud Director Troubleshooting
Identify log locations for vCloud Director
Navigate through vCloud Director logs
Capture vCloud Director log bundles