In the course VMware vCloud Director: Install Configure manage, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® for Service Providers 9.x. You learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks.
This course covers interfacing VMware vCloud Director® with other systems using various APIs and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®. You will understand how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking for vCloud Director.

You will also understand how to configure Central Point of Management (CPOM) to define a Software-defined Datacenter (SDDC) for tenant and provider users of vCloud Director. This course also discusses how to monitor various vCloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® Operations™, Tenant vApp, and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™.
40 hours
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Deploy vCloud Director
•  Manage vCloud Director to satisfy service provider needs
•  Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs and vCloud Director catalogs
•  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
•  Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios involving vCloud Director
•  Configure the integration with VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®
•  Use VMware vCloud® Availability for hybrid cloud setup and onboardingPrerequisites:Completion of the following course is required:

 VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] or equivalent knowledgeCompletion of the following eLearning courses is recommended:
•  VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
•  VMware vSAN and HCI Fundamentals
•  VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.Outline

1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives2  vCloud Director Deployment and Configuration
•  Define Software Defined Datacenter
•  Discuss VMware offerings for Cloud-Based Services
•  Understand the prerequisite to install vCloud Director
•  the deployment options for vCloud Director
•  Differentiate different deployment options, benefits, and disadvantages
•  VMware Validated Design3  vCloud Director Provider and Organization
•  Configure and manage provider VDCs
•  Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director
•  Create and manage organizations, including vCloud Director organization VDCs
•  vCloud Director HTML5 UI
•  HTML5-based Provider Portal and Tenant Portal

4  vCloud Director Organization VDC
•  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
•  Discuss Compute Profiles

5  vApps and Catalogs
•  Discuss the use of virtual machines
•  Create and manage vApps and catalogs
•  Manage vApp templates
•  vApp Networks
•  Discuss vApp Network Traffic Choices

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

7  vCloud Director Networking
•  Identify key components in the architecture of VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere®
•  Describe how logical switches and distributed logical routers work
•  Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall
•  the architecture of NSX- TTM Data Center
•  vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T Data Center
•  Multisite
•  Configure Cross VDC Networking.

8  Resource Management and Monitoring
•  Manage and monitor vSphere resources and Cloud resources
•  Monitor vCloud Director environment using VMware vRealize® Operations ManagerTM and with vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight
•  Manage billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp

9  vCloud Extensibility
•  Discuss Container Service Extension
•  Explore vCD, CLI, and Container Service Extension
•  Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment, Terraform and vCloud Director and VMware vRealize® OrchestratorTM Plug-in for vCloud Director

10  vCloud Director APIs
•  Describe access to vCD objects using REST API calls and tools to access the API of vCloud Director objects
•  Discuss different third-party API client tools
•  Describe access to vCloud Director using Postman, Curl and  to vCloud Director using OpenAPI
•  Create and update metadata on objects
•  Access different vCloud objects using vCloud API

11  Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud
•  Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
•  Review prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
•  vCloud Availability for vCloud Director portal
•  Review fail-over Virtual Machine options
•  Virtual Machine replication to the Cloud
•  On-Prem-to-Cloud migration

12  vCloud Director Troubleshooting
•  Identify log locations for vCloud Director
•  List the key services in vCloud Director
•  Navigate through vCloud Director logs
•  Capture vCloud Director log bundles
•  Describe the troubleshooting approach for common vCloud Director issues