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  • Course Overview
  • Prerequisites
  • Course Objectives
  • Target Audience
  • Syllabus

In this intensive five-day course, you will concentrate on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® 9.x for service providers. You'll get knowledge about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), and catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks, as well as the integrated use of VMware vSAN™. This course also covers interfacing vCloud Director with other systems through the use of various APIs and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director® and VMware vCloud® Director Extender™.

This course requires completion of the following course:
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] or equivalent knowledge
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Successfully deploy vCloud Director
  • Effectively manage vCloud Director to satisfy service provider needs
  • Effectively create and manage vCloud Director catalog
  • Successfully create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Transfer virtual machine workloads from VMware vSphere® into and out of vCloud Director
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of NSX
  • Use NSX to create hybrid cloud connectivity between public clouds and private clouds
  • Define various customer onboarding scenarios involving vCloud Director
  • Configure the integration with vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Use vCloud Director Extender for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding
  • Cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in a service provider or managed services environment

1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  Software-Defined Data Center
•  Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
•  Cloud computing overview
•  Characteristics of cloud services
•  Categories of cloud computing
•  Describe the VMware product stack for the software-defined data center

3  vCloud Director Concepts
•  Explain vCloud Director concepts
•  Configure and manage provider VDCs
•  Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director
•  Create and manage organizations
•  vCloud Director organization VDCs

4  Organization VDCs
•  Organization VDC allocation models
•  Recognize resource allocations for an organization
•  Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, and vApp)
•  Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices
•  Examine the function of network pools

5  Virtual Machines and vApps
•  Discuss the use of virtual machines
•  Design and manage vApps 

6  Catalogs
•  Create and manage catalogs
•  Manage vApp templates

7  Users and Role-Based Access
•  Describe role-based access
•  Create custom security roles
•  Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
•  Describe single sign-on
•  Enable a SAML identity provider
•  Describe two-factor authentication

8  Advanced Networking
•  Describe the use and placement of NSX edge services gateways in relation to vCloud Director
•  Review routing with the distributed logical router and edge services gateways in combination with vCloud Director
•  Firewall management in vCloud Director with edge services gateways and the distributed firewall

9  Resource Management and Monitoring
•  Manage provider and organization VDCs
•  Manage VMware vCenter Server® instances and VMware ESXi™ hosts
•  Manage vSphere datastores
•  Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level
•  Monitor usage information at provider and organization VDCs
•  Analyze vCloud Director logs 
•  Monitor vCloud Director environments with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
•  Use VMware vRealize® Business™ for cost management

10  Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud
•  Tenant layer 2 VPN access
•  Tenant SSL VPN access
•  Review options for external connectivity with VPN
•  Import existing infrastructure managed by vCenter Server into vCloud Director
•  Use vCloud Director Extender for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding

11  vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
•  Architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
•  Prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
•  Implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

12  vCloud Director Installation
•  vCloud Director network, hardware, and software requirements
•  vCloud Director setup overview
•  vCloud Director cell design
•  Install and configure the vCloud Director database (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database, or PostgreSQL)
•  Create SSL certificates
•  Configure VMware NSX® Manager™ for a new vCloud Director installation
•  Install and configure an AMQP broker
•  Download and install the VMware public key
•  Use and set up vCloud Director federation

13  vCloud Director API and Metadata
•  Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director API
•  Use of REST API in VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™
•  Describe access to vCloud Director using VMware PowerCLI™
•  Create and update metadata on objects


  • Cloud Administrators
  • System Integrators
  • Cloud Architects

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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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