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VCDICM: VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure and Manage

Length: 5 Days

Learn the fundamentals needed to install, configure, and manage a small private cloud.

Delivery format(s)
In this five-day course, you will focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® 9.x for service providers. You will learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), and catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks, as well as the integrated use of VMware vSAN™. This course also covers interfacing vCloud Director with other systems through the use of various APIs and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director® and VMware vCloud® Director Extender™.

Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking.

  • Deploy vCloud Director
  • Manage vCloud Director to satisfy small private cloud business needs
  • Configure VMware vSphere storage to enable multiple tiers in provider virtual data centers
  • Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Configure networking for organizations and VMware vSphere vApps
  • Interface vCloud Director to Microsoft Active© Directory servers
  • Interactions between VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) clusters and vCloud Director

Consultants, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators.


1. Course Introduction

  • Course goals, objectives, and outline
  • vCloud essentials

2. VMware vCloud Director Architecture and Components

  • How VMware products use the cloud computing approach
  • vCloud Director components and functions
  • Integration with other VMware products
  • Licensing needs

3. VMware vCloud Networking

  • Network types available in vCloud Director
  • Organization and vApp network traffic choices
  • The function of network pools
  • How to share content between organizations and vApps

4. VMware vCloud Providers

  • Storage resources for vCloud Director
  • Configure and manage storage for providers
  • Provider space allocation to an organization
  • VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® issues
  • Manage storage requirements for linked clones and shadow virtual machines

5. VMware vCloud Director Organizations

  • Create and manage organizations
  • Resource allocations for an organization
  • Create and manage catalogs

6. Basic Security

  • Role-based access
  • Create custom security roles
  • Configure LDAP integration with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Single sign-on

7. Managing Cloud Resources

  • How vSphere fulfills vCloud Director requests
  • Manage provider and organization virtual data centers

8. Managing VMware vSphere Resources

  • VMware® vCenter Server™ instances
  • VMware® ESXi™ hosts
  • vSphere datastores
  • Stranded items
  • Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level

9. Monitoring VMware vCloud Components

  • Usage information at provider and organization virtual data centers
  • Analyze vCloud Director logs to monitor vCloud Director cells

10. Organization Users

  • Catalog tasks available to organization users of various roles
  • vApp tasks available to organization users in various roles

11. VMware vCloud Director Installation

  • Required prerequisites for a vCloud Director installation
  • Install vCloud Director

This course also available as a 30-day On Demand subscription.

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