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VMware Cloud: Deploy and Manage a vSphere Cloud

This intensive course of five-days duration aims to let you explore the VMware technologies, which would enable you to deploy and manage your private on-premise cloud, and lets you connect to the other clouds securely. In this course, you will also learn about the latest features and enhancements that are added in VMware vCenter Server® 6.5, VMware ESXi™ 6.5, and VMware vSAN™ 6.5. You will also learn how to configure and use the vRealize Automation platform, which would also include self-service provisioning and creating catalog services inclusive of predefined virtual machines and software components. It also includes learning the creation of approval cycles and managing machine lifecycles so as to conserve the resources. This course also provides the details of logical routing aiming to enable you for dynamically routing between various virtual environments. At the same time, you will also learn the use of gateway services, firewall configurations, and security services so as to aid in securing and optimizing your cloud environment with VMware NSX®.

  • Course Objective
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:


  • Discuss the key enhancements made to VMware vSphere® 6.5 and vSAN 6.5
  • Describe the VMware vRealize® Automation™ (vRA) architecture and use cases
  • Efficiently manage vRealize Automation entities on different platforms such as VMware and other third-party virtual, cloud, and physical infrastructures.
  • Successfully configure and manage the catalogs and blueprints.
  • Successfully configure and manage business groups and reservations to compute resources on VMware, Microsoft, Amazon, and other platforms.
  • Efficiently use the self-service portal to request and manage machines according to the vRealize Automation approval and governance policies
  • Efficiently manage and monitor different machines and resource reclamation
  • Successfully configure and deploy VMware NSX® distributed router appliances to establish east-west connectivity
  • Successfully configure and deploy VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway appliances in order to establish north-south connectivity
  • Successfully configure NSX Edge firewall rules so as to restrict the network traffic
  • Successfully configure VMware NSX distributed firewall rules so as to restrict the network traffic
  • Successfully configure the various Service Composer policies

  • Experienced system, network administrators and engineers or system integrators who are responsible for implementing a cloud infrastructure.
To opt for this course you need to fulfill one of the following prerequisites:

 

  • Understanding the concepts that are presented in the VMware vSphere: i.e. Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
    Or
  • Understanding the concepts that are presented in the VMware vSphere: i.e. Fast Track [V6.0] and VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.2] course Or
  • Attain Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESXi™, VMware vCenter Server™, and VMware vSAN.

Having an experience of working at the command line shall be helpful.

The course material presumes that the student opting for it shall be able to perform the following tasks without any assistance or guidance prior to the enrollment in this course:

  • Successfully install and configure VMware ESX®/ESXi
  • Successfully install vCenter Server
  • Create various vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
  • Create and efficiently manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
  • Create and efficiently modify a standard switch
  • Create and efficiently modify a distributed switch
  • Successfully connect an ESX/ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
  • Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
  • Enable VMware vSphere® vMotion® on an ESX/ESXi host
  • Efficiently use a wizard or a template so as to create a virtual machine
  • Effectively modify a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Successfully migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
  • Successfully migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Successfully configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster with resource pools
  • Successfully configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster
  • Successfully configure a Virtual SAN Cluster
  • Effectively deploy Virtual Machines onto a Virtual SAN datastore
  • Diligently understand the enterprise switching and routing
  • Attain prompt knowledge of TCP/IP services
  • Hands-on experience of working with firewalls and firewall rule sets
  • Attain a prompt understanding of the concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or
  • Receive VCA-DCV certification

Module 1 : Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the software-defined data center
Module 2 : New Features in vSphere 6.5 and vSAN 6.5

  • Use vSphere Client, VMware Host Client, and the vCenter Server Appliance shell
  • Discuss the new features and enhancements in vSphere 6.5
  • Describe the VMware vSAN™ enhancements in the following areas: Scalability, Performance, Availability, Space efficiency, Operational, Usability
Module 3 : vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture

  • Explain the purpose of vRealize Automation
  • Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
  • Describe where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product line
  • Discuss use cases for vRealize Automation
  • Identify the components of a vRealize Automation simple deployment
  • Identify the components of a vRealize Automation enterprise deployment
  • Identify the component design options for vRealize Automation
  • Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products


Module 4 : Authentication, Fabric and Tenants

  • Describe identity management in vRealize Automation
  • Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
  • Identify the appropriate roles for specific tasks in vRealize Automation
  • Create tenants
  • Explain multitenant leading practices
  • Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities
  • Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
  • Identify how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
  • Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
  • Create and manage reservations for compute resources

Module 5 : Converged Blueprints and Catalog Management

  • Define blueprints
  • Identify the process and options for configuring a blueprint
  • Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine
  • Create a blueprint with multiple virtual machines
  • Identify the role of the service catalog
  • Define catalog items
  • Use entitlements to manage catalog items


Module 6 : Consuming Catalog Services

  • Request a single-machine service
  • Monitor the service provisioning status
  • Reconfigure a provisioned machine
  • Manage snapshots
  • Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
  • Identify approval policy level
  • Identify approval phases
  • Create and apply approval policies for catalog items
  • Use custom properties to modify the provisioning process
  • Use property groups to group sets of custom properties
  • Use the property dictionary to modify the provisioning process


Module 7 : Application Authoring

  • Understand the lifecycle of a vRealize Automation Application deployment
  • Author an application blueprint
  • Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog


Module 8 : Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Identify how to monitor resource use
  • Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
  • Demonstrate how to manage machine leases
  • Monitor system events

Modue 9 : VMware NSX Logical Routing

  • Describe the VMware NSX logical router

Module 10 : NSX Edge Gateway Services

  • Describe virtual private networking
  • Configure L2 VPN
  • Configure IPsec VPN
  • Configure SSL VPN-Plus

Module 11 : VMware NSX Firewall and Security Services

  • Describe the NSX Edge firewall
  • Describe the VMware NSX distributed firewall
  • Describe the Service Composer
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  • Duration : 5
  • Certified by: VMware

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