VCDICM104 — VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage v10.4


VCDICM104 - VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage v10.4

Course Overview

This five-day course provides comprehensive training to install, configure, and manage an on-premises VMware Cloud Director environment. This course covers key features and functionality offered in the VMware Cloud Director 10.4.0 and VMware Cloud Director 10.4.1. You will learn about workload provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), and catalog services that include predefined virtual machines. You will learn about different networks that a system administrator and an organization administrator can configure and use with virtual machines and vApps.

Product Alignment

VMware Cloud Director 10.4.1
VMware vSphere® 8.0
VMware NSX 4.1.0
VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer 22.1.2

Course Content

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Software-Defined Data Center and VMware Validated Solution
Discuss VMware Validated Solution
Define software-defined data center (SDDC)
Discuss multitenancy with VMware Cloud Director
Recognize the design considerations when creating a cloud environment on the SDDC using VMware Cloud Foundation

VMware Cloud Director Deployment and Configuration

Describe the VMware Cloud Director cell and server group
Explain the two-stage deployment of VMware Cloud Director cells
Demonstrate backing up and restoring a VMware Cloud Director appliance
Discuss VMware Cloud Director Appliance Clustering
Discuss failover mechanisms (automatic and manual) with VMware Cloud Director cells
Define the switchover, and promote options of the VMware Cloud Director appliance

VMware Cloud Director Provider Configuration

Showcase VMware Cloud Director integration with VMware vCenter Server® and VMware NSX
Describe how the compute resources are provided to VMware Cloud Director
Describe how storage is provided to VMware Cloud Director
Configure and manage storage for Virtual Data Centers (VDCs)
Discuss network pools, external networks, and provider gateways
Describe VMware Cloud Director organizations
Understand organization policies
Explain how to access an organization using various portals
Understand the use cases of Allocation Models
Understand organization VDC
Discuss Linked Clone and Fast Provisioning

VMware Cloud Director User, Roles, and Quota Management

Discuss rights bundle
Describe role-based access
Explain custom roles and rights
Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
Discuss OIDC integration with VMware Cloud Director
Discuss configuring the SAML identity provider in VMware Cloud Director
Discuss API Access Token and Service Accounts
Explain Quota Management and its use cases

VMware Cloud Director Virtual Machines and vApps

Understand standalone VMs
Discuss deployment methods of virtual machines
Explain VM properties
Discuss deployment methods of vApps
Discuss the vApp lease policies
Understand the vApps and VM actions
Explain vApp and VM badges
Demonstrate auto scaling groups

VMware Cloud Director Content Libraries

Explain the purpose of catalogs and how to create a catalog
Discuss catalog management and sharing catalogs
Understand media files in VMware Cloud Director and their usage
Discuss vApp templates
Understand vApp template operations
Discuss organization VDC templates
Discuss Fast Cross vCenter Server vApp Instantiation Utilizing Shared Storage

VMware Cloud Director Networking

Discuss provider gateway, external networks
Describe edge gateway
Discuss organization VDC networks
List the types of organization VDC networks
Discuss vApp networks
List the various types of vApp networks

Edge Gateway Services and Additional Networking Features

List the edge gateway services
Discuss DHCP, NAT, and firewall services on the edge gateway
Discuss SNAT, DNAT, NO SNAT, and NO DNAT use cases
Explain routing and distributed firewall services
Understand IP space and its types
Showcase VMware Cloud Director integration with VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
Describe the segment profile template

VMware Cloud Director Storage and Compute

Describe named disks and shared named disks
Demonstrate how to attach and detach a named disk and a shared named disk
Discuss how VMware Cloud Director VMs and disks are encrypted
Discuss vCenter Server and VMware Cloud Director IOPS storage policies usage
Discuss how to enable and use the storage IOPS limitation in VMware Cloud Director
Demonstrate VM sizing and placement in VMware Cloud Director
Discuss vGPU implementation in VMware Cloud Director

Additional Features of VMware Cloud Director

Describe the usage and functionality of advisories
Demonstrate quick search
Discuss guided tours and use cases
Discuss Transfer Server Storage Monitoring
Demonstrate the VMware Cloud Director branding themes
Explain the Solution Add-Ons feature in Vmware Cloud Director

VMware Cloud Director Integrated Solutions

Briefly discuss VMware Cloud Director integration with the following solutions:

VMware Cloud Director Availability
VMware Cloud Director App Launchpad
VMware Cloud Director Container Service Extension
VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension
VMware vCloud Usage Meter
VMware Aria Operations for Logs
VMware Aria Operations
VMware Chargeback
VMware Aria Automation
VMware Cloud Director Extension for Data Solutions
VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager
VMware Workspace ONE

Who should attend

Cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in managed services or managing a service provider environment


This course requires completion of the following course and equivalent knowledge:

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V8 or equivalent knowledge

The following experience is helpful:

Working at the Linux command line
Substantial knowledge of general networking concepts

Course Outline
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

Describe the architecture and main components of VMware Cloud Director
Understand the features and benefits of VMware Cloud Director
Deploy the high availability VMware Cloud Director cluster
Create VMware Cloud Director provider virtual data centers and organizations
Configure and create vApps and VMs
Create users and role-based access control
Create and manage VMware Cloud Director catalogs
Create and manage VMware Cloud Director networks
Create VM sizing and placement policies
Discuss additional features of VMware Cloud Director

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Длительность: 5 дней (40 часов)
Код курса: VCDICM104

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