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VMware vCloud: Architecting the VMware Cloud (V1) Training

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Description

This course is designed to guide students through the decision points and policy choices available for designing and implementing a VMware vCloud™ environment. Students will learn to appreciate the effects of design choices in VMware vSphere™, VMware vCloud Director, VMware vCenter™ Chargeback, and the VMware® vShield Edge capability that is included with vCloud Director. The course culminates in a comprehensive workshop on VMware cloud design.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you should have an understanding of the VMware cloud and be able to:

  • Evaluate and design a multitenant environment to address both private cloud and public cloud customer needs
  • Configure vCloud providers that can accommodate heterogeneous server, storage, and network resources
  • Design a network infrastructure optimized for vCloud
  • Integrate vCloud Director security with existing LDAP systems and design appropriate security hierarchies with security roles
  • Design a vCenter Chargeback implementation

Audience

Sales partners, customers, consultants, and sales engineers who are responsible for designing public and private cloud architectures with VMware products

Course Outline

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
VMware vCloud Director Architecture Review
  • vCloud Director prerequisites
  • Components of VMware cloud infrastructure
  • Logical constructs in vCloud Director
  • Cloud architecture fundamentals
VMware vCloud Architecture Models
  • Service provider (public cloud) model
  • Enterprise (private cloud) model
  • Hybrid model
  • Management clusters and resource groups
  • Load balancing
  • Roles and communications in multi-cell architectures
Designing Networks
  • Types of vCloud Director networks
  • vCloud Director Network Isolated networks
  • vCloud Director network pools
  • vCloud Director network management
  • vCloud Director network security
Designing Storage
  • vCloud storage resources
  • Storage tiering
  • Segmenting storage based on speed
  • Storage leases
  • Catalog storage
  • Thin provisioning
  • VMware Storage vMotion
Designing Providers
  • Consumable resources
  • Virtual datacenters
  • Resource pools
  • Organization and provider virtual datacenters
  • Providers and networking
  • Providers and storage
Designing Organizations
  • Organization creation and resource pools in the provider virtual datacenters
  • Accessing multiple provider virtual datacenters from one organization
  • Organization administrator rights and responsibilities
  • vApps
  • Catalogs
  • Organization networks and external networks
Designing Security
  • Authentication and authorization
  • Role-based access controls
  • Organization administrators
  • Organization security and LDAP integration
  • Predefined roles
  • Custom roles
Designing Chargeback
  • Modules of consumption
  • vCenter Chargeback metrics
  • vCenter Chargeback server configuration
  • vCenter Chargeback data collectors
VMware vCloud Architecture Design Review
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Network design
  • Storage design
  • Provider design
  • Organization design
  • Security design
  • Chargeback design

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