VMware® vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage v5.5

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This course provides material for:
VMware Exam codes: VCPC550, VCP-Cloud
Certificate: VMware Certified Professional Cloud (VCP-Cloud)

Overview

The student will learn how to deploy and manage the ongoing operation of VMware® vCloud Director® for a small private cloud environment.

Objectives

After course completion, student will know how to:
  • 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 VMware vSphere® vApps™ to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps
  • Create an interface between vCloud Director and Microsoft Active Directory servers
  • Understand the interactions between VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters and vCloud Director

Audience

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

Syllabus

Course Introduction

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

VMware vCloud Director Architecture and Components

  • Describe how VMware products use the cloud computing approach
  • Review vCloud Director components and explain their functions
  • Examine integration with other VMware products such as VMware® vCenter™ Chargeback™ and VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™
  • Determine the licensing needs

VMware vCloud 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

VMware vCloud Providers

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

VMware vCloud Director Organizations

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

Basic Security

  • Describe role-based access
  • Create custom security roles
  • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Describe single sign-on

Managing Cloud Resources

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

Managing VMware 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

Monitoring VMware vCloud Components

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

Organization Users

  • Describe the catalog tasks available to organization users of various roles
  • Describe the vApp tasks available to organization users in various roles

VMware vCloud Director Installation

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

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 3 days
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