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VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5)

In this course, you will learn how to deploy and manage the ongoing operation of VMware® vCloud Director® for a small, private-cloud environment. 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.

  • 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 vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Configure networking for organizations and VMware vSphere vApps
  • Interface vCloud Director to Microsoft Active® Directory servers
  • Interactions between VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) clusters and vCloud Director

Consultants, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators

  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking (which can be gained by taking TCP/IP Networking)
  • TCP/IP Networking
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

1. Course Introduction

  • Course goals, objectives, and outline
  • vCloud essentials


2. VMware vCloud Director Architecture and Components

  • How VMware products use the cloud computing approach
  • vCloud Director components and functions
  • Integration with other VMware products
  • Licensing needs


3. VMware vCloud Networking

  • Network types available in vCloud Director
  • Organization and vApp network traffic choices
  • The function of network pools
  • How to share content between organizations and vApps


4. VMware vCloud Providers

  • Storage resources for vCloud Director
  • Configure and manage storage for providers
  • Provider space allocation to an organization
  • VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® issues
  • Manage storage requirements for linked clones and shadow virtual machines


5. VMware vCloud Director Organizations

  • Create and manage organizations
  • Resource allocations for an organization
  • Create and manage catalogs


6. Basic Security

  • Role-based access
  • Create custom security roles
  • Configure LDAP integration with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Single sign-on


7. Managing Cloud Resources

  • How vSphere fulfills vCloud Director requests
  • Manage provider and organization virtual data centers


8. Managing VMware vSphere Resources

  • VMware® vCenter Server™ instances
  • VMware® ESXi™ hosts
  • vSphere datastores
  • Stranded items
  • Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level


9. Monitoring VMware vCloud Components

  • Usage information at provider and organization virtual data centers
  • Analyze vCloud Director logs to monitor vCloud Director cells


10. Organization Users

  • Catalog tasks available to organization users of various roles
  • vApp tasks available to organization users in various roles


11. VMware vCloud Director Installation

  • Required prerequisites for a vCloud Director installation
  • Install vCloud Director
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