ICM - VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [v5.5]

ICM - VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [v5.5]

Length : 3 days

This course demonstrates to technical personnel 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.

This course is the prerequisite for other courses that cover more advanced vCloud Director configurations in enterprise deployments.


  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [v5.0]
  • VMware vCloud Director: Essentials/Fundamentals [v5.1]
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should understand the features and operation of vCloud Director and be able to do the following:

  • 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 VMware vSphere® vApps™ to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps
  • Create an interface between vCloud Director and Microsoft Active Directory servers
  • Understand the interactions between VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters and vCloud Director

Who Should Attend

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

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Course Introduction

Review course goals

Review course objectives

Review the course outline

Recognize vCloud Director Essentials/Fundamentals course elements

Lesson 2: VMware vCloud Director Architecture and Components

Describe how VMware products use the cloud computing approach

Review vCloud Director components and explain their functions

Examine integration with other VMware products such as VMware® vCenter™ Chargeback™ and VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™

Determine the licensing needs

Lesson 3: VMware vCloud Networking

Describe the network types available in vCloud Director

Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices

Describe the functions of network pools

Explain how to share content between organizations and vApps

Lesson 4: VMware vCloud Providers

Identify storage resources for vCloud Director

Configure and manage storage for providers

Examine provider space allocation to an organization

Recognize VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® issues

Manage storage requirements for linked clones and shadow virtual machines

Lesson 5: VMware vCloud Director Organizations

Create and manage organizations

Recognize resource allocations for an organization

Create and manage catalogs

Lesson 6: Basic Security

Describe role-based access

Create custom security roles

Describe and configure LDAP integration with Microsoft Active Directory

Describe single sign-on

Lesson 7: Managing Cloud Resources

Understand and identify how vSphere fulfills vCloud Director requests

Manage provider and organization virtual data centers

Lesson 8: Managing VMware vSphere Resources

Manage VMware® vCenter Server™ instances

Manage VMware® ESXi™ hosts

Manage vSphere datastores

Manage stranded items

Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level

Lesson 9: Monitoring VMware vCloud Components

Monitor usage information at provider and organization virtual data centers

Analyze vCloud Director logs to monitor vCloud Director cells

Lesson 10: Organizations Users

Describe the catalog tasks available to organization users of various roles

Describe the vApp tasks available to organization users in various roles

Lesson 11: VMware vCloud Director Installation

Describe the required prerequisites for a vCloud Director installation

Install vCloud Director

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