"In 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 covers interfacing VMware vCloud Director® with other systems using various APIs and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®. You will understand how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking for vCloud Director. You will also understand how to configure 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™."
Customers, cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in managed services or managing a service provider environment
"By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following 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"
"Completion of the following course is required: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] or equivalent knowledge Completion of the following eLearning courses is recommended: • VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x] • VMware vSAN and HCI Fundamentals • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals • Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful."
"1 Course Introduction Introductions and course logistics Course objectives 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 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 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 5 vApps and Catalogs Discuss the use of virtual machines Create and manage vApps Create and manage catalogs Manage vApp templates Create and manage vApp Networks Discuss vApp Network Traffic Choices 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 7 vCloud Director Networking Identify key components in the architecture of VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere® Describe how logical switches and distributed logical routers work Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall Discuss the architecture of NSX- TTM Data Center Discuss vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T Data Center Discuss Multisite Configure Cross VDC Networking. 8 Resource Management and Monitoring Manage and monitor vSphere resources Manage and monitor Cloud resources Monitor vCloud Director environment using VMware vRealize® Operations ManagerTM Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight Manage billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp 9 vCloud Extensibility Discuss Container Service Extension Explore vCD, CLI, and Container Service Extension Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment Discuss Terraform and vCloud Director Discuss VMware vRealize® OrchestratorTM Plug-in for vCloud Director 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 11 Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director Review prerequisites 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 12 vCloud Director Troubleshooting Identify log locations for vCloud Director List the key services in vCloud Director Navigate through vCloud Director logs Capture vCloud Director log bundles Describe the troubleshooting approach for common vCloud Director issues"