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  • Course Overview
  • Course Objective
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus

This four-day intensive course equips you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design a VMware vCloud Director® 9.x infrastructure. With this course you will be able to follow a proven approach to design a virtualization solution that ensures availability, manageability, performance, recoverability, and security, and that uses VMware best practices. A case study shown in this course will guide you through the decision points and policy choices available for designing and implementing vCloud Director. You will also learn to understand the effects of design choices in vCloud Director, VMware vSphere® 6.x, VMware vCloud® Availability for VMware NSX®, vCloud Director®, and VMware vRealize® Business™ for Cloud, furthermore the integration with other VMware and third-party products. This course lets you learn about self-service provisioning, the effects of organizations, virtual data centers, catalog services, and on-demand NSX networks.

By the end of the course, you must be able to meet the below objectives:

  • Estimates the business and application requirements of the current environment
  • Successfully apply a framework to a design 
  • Evaluate design choices and best-practice recommendations 
  • Effectively create a design that ensures availability, manageability, performance, recoverability, and security 
  • Successfully design a vCloud Director environment
  • Successfully design vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Successfully design vCloud Director catalogs
  • Effectively Design networking for organizations and vApps with the help of NSX
  • Explain customer onboarding scenarios with vCloud Director
  • Systems engineers
  • Cloud architects
  • Data center administrators
  • Cloud administrators

with experience in a service provider or managed services environment

Completion of the below course is required:

  • VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent knowledge

Completion of the below courses is also recommended:

1. Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

2. Design Principles and Process

Follow a proven process to design and deploy a cloud solution
Define customer business objectives
Gather and analyze business and application requirements
Document design requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
Use a systematic method to evaluate and document design decisions
Explain the differences between conceptual, logical, and physical designs

3. Service Definition and Standardization

Describe the technical foundation of cloud computing
Explain the deployment models of cloud computing
Describe the essential characteristics of cloud computing
Describe the fundamental service characteristics of a VMware vCloud® solution
Explain IT service concepts
Describe a structured service development process
List the potential components of a service-level agreement
Describe a service catalog offered within a vCloud Director platform

4. vCloud Director Architecture and Components

Describe the vCloud Director architecture
Define sites and availability zones
Review the vCloud Director components and explain their functions

5. vCloud Director Virtual Data Center Design

Describe the design of a provider virtual data center and its relationship to the underlying vSphere infrastructure
Define organizations, organization virtual data centers, networks, storage, catalogs, and vApps

6. Cloud Management and Resource Components

Identify the management components in a vCloud Director environment
Describe the use of management cluster concepts
Design the vSphere, NSX, and necessary storage infrastructure
Define the resource cluster design and use cases
Link definitions to requirements

7. vCloud Director Integrations

Describe the integration with VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™, vRealize Business for Cloud, and VMware vRealize® Operations™
Design integrations with third-party products

8. vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

Describe the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director architecture
List the prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
Implement vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

9.Customer Onboarding

Describe tenant layer 2 VPN access
Describe tenant SSL VPN access
Import existing VMware vCenter Server® managed infrastructure into vCloud Director


  • Cloud Administrators
  • Systems Engineers
  • Cloud Architects

Public Program Schedule

Course Name Duration Brochure Location Schedule Enroll
There is no upcoming Public Batch Schedule, you can ask for Private Batch or for On-Demand Learning

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  • If I have a VCA level certification, do I still have to take the required course for the VCP level ?
  • How do I redeem VMware Training and Consulting Credits?
  • What are the class room timings?
  • How does a live-online class differ from a standard classroom delivery?
  • When and where can I write exam? What is validity of exam voucher?
  • Who would be the trainer?
  • What do I get as part of training and is the training practical?
  • How do I pay?
  • What are your cancellation & refund policy?

Yes. VCA certification does not count towards the VCP requirements. You will still need to complete a qualifying course and pass the relevant exam(s).

VMware Consulting and Training Credits are pre-paid services dollars which can be redeemed for any combination of VMware packaged consulting, custom consulting or training. Credits provide customers with the flexibility to allocate budget for services and use the services when needed. To redeem credits for education classes, follow the standard registration process. When the payment question comes up, select pay with PSO credits. More information will be provided by contacting our representative.

Class timings are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm(IST)

Our live online classes are conducted in the same manner as our classroom classes, using the same manuals and lab equipment. Just as in our classroom classes, each online student is assigned a set of remote lab equipment including an ESXi host and various pre-configured Virtual machines, as the specific class they are attending requires. The students connect to the lab environment using Microsoft’s Remote Display Protocol (RDP) in order to perform the lab exercises. The vast majority of our online students find the class experience equivalent to or better than a classroom delivered class.

Exams can be taken in any PearsonVUE centres in India. Validity is 1 year from date of purchase.

All our trainers are VMware Certified Instructors. Our representatives will share the trainer profile once you start interacting with them.

Class will be 50:50 mixture of theory and practical. You will get class id, labs soft copy of courseware and participation certificate from VMware.

We accept all modes of payment. If you are being nominated by your organization, your organization need to release PO before the course start date. If you are an individual you can pay through credit / debit cards, online transfer (RTGS/NEFT) to our account 7 days prior to the course start date

  • In a highly unlikely event of cancellation of batch from our end, we shall refund 100% that is paid by you. If client choose to cancel for any reasons, below is the terms
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration 5 or more calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – No cancellation charges
  • If you cancel or reschedule your registration less than 5 calendar days before the scheduled start date of the class – cancellation charges 100% of the course fee
  • If you do not show up for the event, or cancel on the day of the event - cancellation charges 100% of the course fee

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