About this Course

Duration 3 Days

This course focuses on the private cloud in an engineering or quality assurance solution. It covers all of the fundamentals needed to install, configure, and manage any small private cloud with vCloud Director.
This course is the prerequisite for other courses that cover more advanced vCloud Director configurations in enterprise deployments.


  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]
  • VMware vCloud Director: Essentials/Fundamentals [V5.1]
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking


  • Consultants, systems engineers, data centre administrators, and cloud administrators

Delegates will learn 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


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 centres

Managing VMware vSphere Resources

  • Manage VMware® vCenter Server™ instances 
  • Manage VMware® ESXi™ hosts 
  • Manage vSphere data stores 
  • 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

3 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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