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VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage 5.5


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Language: English

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In this course, you will learn to deploy VMware vCloud Director for a small private cloud environment and manage the ongoing operation of the deployment. You will focus on the private cloud in an engineering or quality assurance solution. You will cover the fundamentals needed to install, configure, and manage any small private cloud with vCloud Director. This course is the prerequisite for other courses that cover more advanced vCloud Director configurations in enterprise deployments.

Course Objectives

  • 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

Topics Covered

1. VMware vCloud Director Architecture and Components

  • VMware products using the cloud computing approach
  • vCloud Director components and their functions
  • Integrating with other VMware products, such as VMware vCenter Chargeback and VMware vCenter Operations Manager
  • Determining the licensing needs

2. VMware vCloud Networking

  • Network types available in vCloud Director
  • Organization and vApp network traffic choices
  • Function of network pools
  • Sharing content between organizations and vApps

3. VMware vCloud Providers

  • Storage resources for vCloud Director
  • Configuring and managing storage for providers
  • Provider space allocation to an organization
  • VMware vSphere Storage vMotion issues
  • Managing storage requirements for linked clones and shadow virtual machines

4. VMware vCloud Director Organizations

  • Creating and managing organizations
  • Resource allocations for an organization
  • Creating and managing catalogs

5. Basic Security

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

6. Managing Cloud Resources

  • Fulfilling vCloud Director requests with vSphere
  • Managing provider and organization virtual data centers

7. Managing VMware vSphere Resources

  • Managing VMware vCenter Server instances
  • Managing VMware vSphere ESXi hosts
  • Managing vSphere datastores
  • Managing stranded items
  • Configuring and managing resource pools at the vSphere level

8. Monitoring VMware vCloud Components

  • Monitoring usage information at provider and organization virtual datacenters
  • Analyzing vCloud Director logs to monitor vCloud Director cells

9. Organization Users

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

10. VMware vCloud Director Installation

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


You will spend approximately 40% of class completing hands-on labs


A solid understanding of TCP/IP networking and the following courses are recommended:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

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