About this course

Duration 5 Days

To enable you to build true customer-centric solutions, this intensive workshop leverages a set of architectural discussions, hands-on lab exercises, and rich demonstrations of the software-defined data center (SDDC). This workshop focuses on helping you develop experience-based confidence in building solutions by investigating the VMware software suite. Through intensive expert-to-expert training, this workshop turns product experts into solution experts.


  • VCP5-DCV, VCP-Cloud or equivalent knowledge
  • Extensive hands-on product knowledge

Who should attend?

  • Highly experienced VMware vSphere system administrators and vSphere system integrators with extensive vSphere knowledge who are willing to work hard to achieve depth in many vSphere software areas

Delegates will learn how to

  • Understand how VMware components interact with each other
  • Build the interactions between VMware vCloud Suite components
  • Examine how component functionality can be extended
  • Understand what Operations Transformation is and how it relates to leveraging the SDDC
  • Understand IT Business Management in the context of the SDDC
  • Use VMware vCenter Orchestrator to interact with and extend the functionality of vCloud Suite and external components to meet customer requirements
  • Understand how Software Defined Networking provides opportunities in the SDDC
  • Understand Capacity Management, BCDR, Compliance and Log Management, and the VMware tools to manage them as key functions when operating the SDDC


Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Course Overview

  • What is SDDC?
  • Lab Logistics
  • Traditional IT versus SDDC

Operations Transformation

  • People, Process, Technology
  • New Organizational Model for Cloud Operations
  • Operations Transformation Capability Model

Cost and Operations Management

  • IT Business Management with other products
  • Stakeholder input and output
  • Virtual Machine cost calculations
  • Public Cloud cost calculations

Service Development and Application Authoring

  • VMware vCloud Automation Center
  • vCloud Automation Center Application Services

Scaling Services

  • How to incorporate scale into your implementations


  • Overview
  • Tools


  • Advanced Service Designer
  • vCenter Orchestrator
  • Workflows
  • VMware API introduction

Network Virtualization

  • Software Defined Networking
  • VMware NSX
  • NSX & vCloud Automation Center Integration

SDE Integration

  • API Integration Points
  • vCloud Automation Center IaaS Lifecycle

Application Performance Monitoring

  • Using VMware vCenter Operations Manager
  • vCenter Operations Manager Integration
  • Hyperic

Capacity Forecasting

  • Extensible Capacity
  • Stress & Workload
  • Waste

Hybrid Cloud

  • Hybrid versus traditional data center
  • Options for hybrid expansion of traditional data centers
  • VMware vCloud Hybrid Service
  • VMware vCloud Connector in the hybrid cloud
  • vCloud Hybrid Service API

Private Capacity Discussion

  • Manual Expansion
  • Auto Deploy
  • vCloud Automation Center & Physical Machines

Compliance & Log Management

  • VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
  • Log Insight

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

  • Assessment of risk and priorities
  • Definition of dependencies
  • VMware vSphere App HA
  • Virtual Machine Availability
  • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

5 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 01753 898320 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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