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VMware Cloud Director: Install Configure Manage

  • Course Code VMCICM
  • Duration 5 days
  • Version 10.1

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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  • Elearning (Self-paced)

    Self paced electronic learning

  • Public Classroom

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  • Virtual Learning

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Course Overview


In this five-day VMware Cloud Director course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware Cloud Director™ 10.x. You learn about workload 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 Cloud Director with other systems and the integration and use of VMware Cloud Director Availability™. You also learn how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking, and configuring Central Point of Management (CPOM) to define a Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) for a tenant and provider users of VMware Cloud Director. This course also discusses how to monitor various VMware Cloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® OperationsTM and discusses administering tenant facing applications using vRealize® Operations Tenant AppTM.

Product Alignment:

  • VMware vSphere 6.7 U3
  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.6
  • VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.6
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5.1
  • VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ 8.1
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App 2.4
  • VMware vCloud® Availability 4.0

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 26-30 April, 2021
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 12-16 July, 2021
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 15-19 November, 2021
    • Location: Virtual


Target Audience

  • Customers
  • Cloud architects, systems engineers
  • Data center administrators and Cloud administrators with experience in managed services or managing a service provider environment

Course Objectives


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Deploy VMware Cloud Director
  • Manage VMware Cloud Director to meet the service provider needs
  • Create and manage VMware Cloud Director organizations and vApps to fulfill business needs
  • Create and manage VMware Cloud Director catalogs
  • Transfer virtual machine workloads from VMware vSphere® into and out of VMware Cloud Director
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of VMware NSX-T™ Data Center and VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere™
  • Discuss customer onboarding scenario using VMware Cloud Availability for on premises-to-cloud workload migration
  • Enable a layer 2 stretched network that spans across multiple VMware Cloud Director sites and organization VDCs within the same site
  • Manage resources from the VMWare Cloud Director console and use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
  • Manage a dedicated VMware vCenter Server® and publish proxies to the tenant
  • Onboard developer applications to the tenant using VMware Cloud Director® App Launchpad™
  • Enable VM and Named Disk Encryption
  • Create VM sizing and placement policies

Course Content

1  Course Introduction

•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  Software-Defined Data Center and VMware Validated Design

•  Define Software-Defined Data Center
•  Discuss VMware offerings for Cloud-Based Services
•  Understand the main components of the Software-Defined Data Center
•  Discuss the deployment options for vCloud Director
•  Discuss VMware Validated Design™
•  Recognize the design considerations when creating a cloud environment on the SDDC

3  Deploying and Configuring VMware Cloud Director

•  Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director
•  Explain different deployment options of VMware Cloud Director.
•  Define automatic failover, switchover, and fencing in the VMware Cloud Director appliance
•  Describe the API-only supported features of the VMware Cloud Director appliance
•  Familiarize with the multiple API endpoints of the VMware Cloud Director appliance

4  VMware Cloud Director Provider and Tenant

•  Describe how the compute resources are provided to VMware Cloud Director
•  Describe how storage is provided to VMware Cloud Director
•  Configure and manage storage for Virtual Datacenters (VDCs)
•  Discuss the use of External Networks
•  Describe VMware Cloud Director organizations
•  Describe the purpose of VMware Cloud Director organizations
•  Configure organizations
•  Enumerate organization policies
•  Allocate resources to an organization
•  Discuss Cloud Director organizations
•  Create Cloud Director organizations
•  Understand organization policies
•  How to access an organization using various portals
•  Understand organization VDC
•  Discuss what is linked clone and fast provisioning
•  Explore cross datastore provisioning

5  User Access Control

•  User bundle and role-based access control
•  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

6  Working with Virtual Machines

•  Discuss the use of virtual machines
•  Create a standalone VM
•  Perform VM operations
•  Manage VM properties
•  Discuss the use of App Launchpad
•  Onboard applications using App Launchpad

7  Working with vApps

•  Create and manage vApps
•  Deploy a vApp using various methods
•  Build a vApp using best practices
•  Discuss the vApp lease policies
•  Discuss the implications of deleting a VM that has a named disk attached to it
•  Describe VM encryption
•  Discuss how VMware Cloud Director VMs and disks are encrypted
•  Demonstrate how to use VM sizing and placement policies

8  Managing Catalogs and Templates

•  Explain the purpose of catalogs and how to create a catalog organization.
•  Manage catalogs
•  Share catalogs
•  Discuss vApp templates
•  Describe the purpose and usage of Open Virtualization Format (OVF) and Custom vApp or VM Properties
•  Define Catalog management and sharing catalogs inside and between organizations

9  VMware Cloud Director Networking

•  Discuss Container Service Extension
•  Discuss organization VDC networks
•  List the types of organization VDC networks
•  Describe the edge gateway services
•  Explain NSX Datacenter for vSphere architecture
•  Discuss NSX-T Datacenter architecture
•  List the enhanced VMware NSX-T Data Center supported features of VMware Cloud Director
•  Explore the services offered by the edge services gateway
•  Recognize the sub-allocation IP pool and its use cases
•  Discuss DHCP, NAT, and high availability services on the edge services gateway
•  Recognize SNAT and DNAT use cases
•  Explain load balancing, routing, and distributed firewall services
•  Create and manage vApp networks
•  List the various types of vApp networks
•  Discuss vApp fencing
•  Discuss routed, isolated, and direct vApp networks

10  Advanced Networking

•  Describe the multisite feature in Cloud Director
•  Associate Cloud Director sites
•  Associate organizations
•  Access multiple sites from a single user interface
•  Configure cross-VDC networking and L2 stretched networks
•  Configure data center groups
•  Explain the main usage and purpose of the NSX Migration of Cloud Director tool
•  Explain the environmental prerequisites and how to prepare the edge cluster for bridging

11  Additional Features

•  Discuss multisite deployments
•  Configure cross VDC networking
•  Define SDDC
•  Familiarize with SDDC and SDDC proxy
•  Discuss enhanced CPOM through the tenant portal
•  Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
•  Discuss vCloud Availability for vCloud Director portal
•  Review fail-over Virtual Machine options
•  Discuss on premises-to-cloud migration
•  Discuss enhanced CPOM through the tenant portal
•  Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with Cloud Director.
•  Execute Cloud Director workflows using vRealize Orchestrator.
•  Integrate vCloud Availability with Cloud Director
•  Understand Container Service Extension

12  Resource Monitoring and Feature Preview

•  Identify log locations for vCloud Director
•  Manage vSphere resources from vCloud Director
•  Manage cloud resources from vCloud Director
•  Understand monitoring of objects from VMware Cloud Director HTML5 Portal
•  Briefly introduce vRealize Operations Manager
•  Integrate VMware Cloud Director with vRealize Operations Manager
•  Configure Cloud Director Management Pack
•  Understand dashboard, metrics, alerts, alert definition, and reports
•  Introduce VMware vRealize Operations Tenant App
•  Integrate VMware Cloud Director with Tenant App
•  Configure Tenant App with VMware Cloud Director
•  Monitoring and billing objects with Tenant App
•  List the upcoming features

Course Prerequisites

  • Completion of the following course is required:

    VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (VSICM) or equivalent knowledge
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