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VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4]

4.6 out of 5 rating Last updated 23/07/2024   English

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5 Days

30 CPD hours


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Deploy VMware Cloud Director
Manage VMware Cloud Director to meet the service provider needs
Create and manage VMware Cloud Director organizations and vApps to fulfill business needs
Create and manage VMware Cloud Director catalogs
Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of NSX-T Data Center
Manage resources from the VMWare Cloud Director console
Enable VM and Named Disk
Create VM sizing and placement policies
Create vApps and perform VM operations and actions
Manage vGPU resources with VMware Cloud Director
Discuss how VMware Cloud Director can be integrated with other solutions


In this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing on-premises VMware Cloud Director 10.4. You will learn about workload provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX-T Data Center networks. You will learn about different networks that a system administrator and an organization administrator can configure and use with virtual machines (VMs).This course also covers the UI enhancements of VMware Cloud Director, the new licensing model and UI enhancements with NSX Advanced Load Balancer , and the L2 and L3 VPN enhancements in VMware Cloud Director. You will learn about defining segment profile templates to organization VDC networks and vApp networks and configuring DHCP, static routes, and no distributed routing in VMware Cloud Director. This course explains how to integrate and implement vGPU in VMware Cloud Director as well as how to use API access tokens and service accounts for programmatic access to VMware Cloud Director.

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Software-Defined Data Center and VMware Validated Solution
  • Define software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • Discuss VMware offerings for cloud-based services
  • Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director
  • Discuss VMware Validated Solution
  • Recognize the design considerations when creating a cloud environment on the SDDC using VMware Cloud Foundation
VMware Cloud Director Deployment and Configuration
  • Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director
  • Explain the two-stage deployment of VMware Cloud Director cells
  • Discuss failover mechanisms (automatic and manual) with VMware Cloud Director cells
  • Define the switchover, promote, and fencing options of the VMware Cloud Director appliance
  • Understand the VMware Cloud Director appliance enhancements
VMware Cloud Director Provider Configuration
  • Describe how the compute resources are provided to VMware Cloud Director
  • Describe how storage is provided to VMware Cloud Director
  • Configure and manage storage for Virtual Data Centers (VDCs)
  • Discuss network pools, external networks, and Tier-0 gateways
  • Showcase VMware Cloud Director integration with VMware vCenter Server© and NSX-T Data Center
  • Describe VMware Cloud Director organizations
  • Understand organization policies
  • Explain how to access an organization using various portals
  • Understand organization VDC
  • Discuss Linked Clone and Fast Provisioning
  • Understand the use cases of Allocation Models
VMware Cloud Director User, Roles, and Quota Management
  • Discuss user bundle
  • Describe role-based access
  • Explain custom roles and rights
  • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
  • Discuss OIDC authentication methods
  • Describe SAML identity provider
  • Discuss API Access Token and Service Accounts
  • Explain Quota Management and its use cases
VMware Cloud Director Virtual Machines and vApps
  • Understand standalone VMs
  • Discuss the VM managing operations
  • Explain VM properties
  • Discuss deployment methods of vApps
  • Discuss the vApp managing operations
  • Discuss the vApp lease policies
  • Understand the vApps and VM actions
  • Explain vApp and VM badges
VMware Cloud Director Content Libraries
  • Explain the purpose of catalogs and how to create a catalog organization
  • Define catalog management and sharing catalogs inside and between organizations
  • Explain media in VMware Cloud Director and its usage
  • Discuss vApp templates
  • Understand vApp template operations
  • Describe the purpose and usage of Open Virtualization Format (OVF)
  • Discuss organization VDC templates
  • Discuss Fast Cross vCenter Server vApp Instantiation Utilizing Shared Storage
VMware Cloud Director Networking
  • Discuss organization VDC networks
  • List the types of organization VDC networks
  • Describe the edge gateway services
  • Explore the services offered by the edge gateway
  • Discuss the sub-allocation IP pool and its use cases
  • Discuss DHCP, NAT, load balancer, and firewall services on the edge gateway
  • Discuss SNAT, DNAT, NO SNAT, and NO DNAT use cases
  • Explain routing and distributed firewall services
  • Discuss vApp networks
  • List the various types of vApp networks
VMware Cloud Director Storage and Compute
  • Describe named disks and shared named disks
  • Demonstrate how to attach and detach a named disk and a shared named disk
  • Describe methods of sharing the named disk
  • Discuss the implications of deleting VMs that have an attached named disk
  • Discuss how VMware Cloud Director VMs and disks are encrypted
  • Explain the storage policy capabilities
  • Demonstrate how VM sizing and placement policies are published
  • Discuss vCenter Server and VMware Cloud Director IOPS storage policies usage
  • Discuss how to enable and use the storage IOPS limitation in VMware Cloud Director
  • Describe the storage policy-supported entities
  • Discuss vGPU in VMware Cloud Director
Additional UI Features and Integrated Solutions
  • Explain custom advisories, global search, guided tours, keyboard shortcuts, and quick search
  • Demonstrate the new branding and theming experience
  • Briefly discuss how VMware Cloud Director can be integrated with other solutions
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Delivery by TDSynex, Exit Certified and New Horizons an VMware Authorised Training Centre (VATC)

Nexus Humans VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4] training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

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FAQ for the VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4] Course

Available Delivery Options for the VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4] training.
  • Live Instructor Led Classroom Online (Live Online)
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  • Delivery at your offices in London or anywhere in the UK
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How many CPD hours does the VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4] training provide?

The 5 day. VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4] training course give you up to 30 CPD hours/structured learning hours. If you need a letter or certificate in a particular format for your association, organisation or professional body please just ask.

Do you provide training for the VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4].

Yes we provide corporate training, dedicated training and closed classes for the VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4]. This can take place anywhere in Ireland including, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Northern Ireland or live online allowing you to have your teams from across Ireland or further afield to attend a single training event saving travel and delivery expenses.

What is the duration of the VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4] program.

The VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4] training takes place over 5 day(s), with each day lasting approximately 8 hours including small and lunch breaks to ensure that the delegates get the most out of the day.

Why are Nexus Human the best provider for the VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4]?
Nexus Human are recognised as one of the best training companies as they and their trainers have won and hold many awards and titles including having previously won the Small Firms Best Trainer award, national training partner of the year for Ireland on multiple occasions, having trainers in the global top 30 instructor awards in 2012, 2019 and 2021. Nexus Human has also been nominated for the Tech Excellence awards multiple times. Learning Performance institute (LPI) external training provider sponsor 2024.
Is there a discount code for the VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4] training.

Yes, the discount code PENPAL5 is currently available for the VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.4] training. Other discount codes may also be available but only one discount code or special offer can be used for each booking. This discount code is available for companies and individuals.

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