Overview

In this five-day course, you focus on configuring and managing VMware vCloud Director® for Service Providers 10.x Tenant Operations. You learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of virtual datacenter networks, vApp and its networks, catalog services that include predefined virtual machines (VMs), and on-demand VMware NSX® networks.

This course covers integrating VMware vCloud Director® with VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ and the use of VMware vCloud® Availability. You learn how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking for vCloud Director. You also learn how to use Central Point of Management (CPOM) to define a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) for tenant users of vCloud Director. This course also discusses how to monitor various vCloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™.

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Prerequisites

This course requires completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
  • VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Understand role-based access control and custom roles
  • Manage vCloud Director organizations’ VDC and vApps
  • Manage VMs using sizing and placement policies
  • Create and share vCloud Director catalogs and vApp templates
  • Describe and use CPOM to view dedicated VMware vSphere® datacenters in the tenant portal
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of NSX
  • Configure the integration with vCloud Availability
  • Transfer VM workloads from vSphere into and out of vCloud Director sites and between vCloud Director sites for customer onboarding
  • Manage multisite deployment as a tenant administrator
  • Know how to integrate vRealize Orchestrator and use the existing workflows
  • Monitor vCloud Director using VMware vRealize® Operations ManagerTM
  • Know the new features of vCloud Director 10.x tenant operations
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Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 Introduction to vCloud Director, Service Provider, and Tenant Portal

  • Explain vCloud Director concepts
  • Outline the preconfigured tasks by the service provider
  • Describe and understand the tenant portal use cases

3 User Access Control

  • Discuss users and groups
  • Understand the custom roles
  • List the user roles
  • Discuss role-based access control (RBAC)

4 Working with Virtual Machines

  • Create a standalone VM
  • Perform VM operations
  • Manage VM properties

5 Working with vApps

  • Create VMs in a vApp Manage catalogs
  • Share catalogs
  • Discuss vApp templates

6 Organization VDC Networking

  • Understand organization VDC networks
  • List the types of organization VDC networks
  • Describe the edge gateway services
  • List the enhanced NSX-T supported features from the tenant portal

7 vApp Networking

  • Create and manage vApp networks
  • List the various types of vApp networks
  • Discuss vApp fencing
  • Discuss routed, isolated, and direct vApp networks

8 vCloud Availability

  • Discuss vCloud Availability and its integration with vCloud Director
  • Migrate VMs from cloud to cloud
  • Migrate VMs from on-premises to cloud

9 vCloud Extensibility

  • Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vCloud Director
  • Work with swagger, vCloud API, vCD CLI, and VMware PowerCLI™

10 Multisite Deployment and CPOM

  • Discuss multisite deployments
  • Configure cross VDC networking
  • Define SDDC Familiarize with SDDC and SDDC proxy
  • Use enhanced CPOM through the tenant portal

11 Monitoring and Managing vCloud Director Resources

  • Monitor resources from the tenant portal
  • Monitor vCloud Director objects with vRealize Operations Manager
  • Understand dashboards, metrics, alerts, and reports

12 vCloud Director 10.x Tenant New Feature

  • Describe name disk feature
  • Describe VM sizing and VM placement policies
  • Describe object storage extension
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