VMware vCloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud

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This intensive four-day, instructor-led course demonstrates to technical personnel how to deploy VMware vCloud® for a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment and manage the ongoing operation of the deployment. The course focuses on the private and public vCloud solutions but also includes information on how this approach supports a hybrid solution.

Who Should Attend:

Consultants, systems engineers, datacenter administrators, and cloud administrators

At Course Completion:

•Deploy vCloud Director
•Manage vCloud Director to satisfy private, public, and hybrid cloud business needs
•Configure VMware vSphere® storage to enable multiple tiers in provider virtual datacenters
•Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
•Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
•Configure networking for organizations and vApps
•Connect organizations with VPN tunnels and static routes
•Interface vCloud Director to OpenLDAP and Microsoft Active Directory servers
•Configure network security between vCloud Director vApps and organizations with VMware vShield Edge™ firewalls
•Use VMware vCenter Chargeback™ to meter vCloud Director resources
•Understand the interactions between VMware vSphere Distributed Resources Scheduler clusters and vCloud Director.

Module 1: Course Introduction

•Review course goals
•Review course objectives
•Review the course outline
•Recognize VMware vCloud Director Essentials/Fundamentals course

Module 2: VMware vCloud Director Architecture and Components

•Describe how VMware products use the cloud computing approach
•Review vCloud Director components and explain their functions
•Examine how to charge for resources
•Determine the licensing needs

Module 3: Installing VMware vCloud Director

• Describe the required prerequisites for a vCloud Director installation
• Install vCloud Director

Module 4: VMware vCloud Director Networking

•Describe the network types available in vCloud Director
•Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices
•Describe the function of network pools
•Explain how to share content between organizations and vApps
•Share content in private, public, and hybrid clouds

Module 5: VMware vCloud Director Providers

•Identify storage resources for vCloud Director
•Configure and manage storage for providers
•Examine provider space allocation to an organization
•Recognize Storage vMotion issues
•Manage storage requirements for linked clones and shadow virtual

Module 6: VMware vCloud Director Organizations

•Create and manage organizations
•Recognize resource allocations for an organization
•Create and manage catalogs

Module 7: Monitoring VMware vCloud Components

•Monitor usage information at provider and organization virtual datacenters
•Analyze vCloud Director logs to monitor vCloud Director cells

Module 8: Cloud Connectivity

•Configure Basic Firewalls in vCloud Director
•Describe a Network Troubleshooting Methodology
•Configure VPN Tunnels in vCloud Director
•Configure Static Routes in vCloud Director
•Describe VMware vCloud® Connector

Module 9: VMware vCloud Security

•Identify authentication and authorization tasks
•Describe and configure LDAP integration
•Describe single sign-on

Module 10: Cost Analysis and Reporting with VMware vCenter Chargeback

•Recognize which elements vCenter Chargeback meters for vCloud Director
•Describe how cost models are used to generate reports
•Summarize the function of each of the vCenter Chargeback architecture components
•Identify how to generate reports
•Generate different reports based on business needs

Module 11: Managing Cloud Resources

•Understand and identify how vSphere fulfills vCloud Director requests
•Manage provider and organization virtual datacenters

Module 12: Managing vSphere Resources

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

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