VMware vCloud: Architecting the VMware Cloud (vCloud AVC)

Overview

Learn to design and implement a VMware vCloud environment.
 
This course is designed to guide you through the decision points and policy choices available for designing and implementing a VMware vCloud environment. You 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.

Target Audience

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

Prerequisites

You must have VCP-level knowledge of vSphere. You must also have general-purpose vSphere design experience, with special emphasis on networking and storage. Exposure to the product features and functionality of vCloud Director, vSphere, vShield Edge, and vCenter Chargeback is required.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to guide you through the decision points and policy choices available for designing and implementing a VMware vCloud environment. You 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. At the end of the course, you will 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

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Module 2: VMware vCloud Director Architecture Review
  • vCloud Director prerequisites
  • Components of VMware cloud infrastructure
  • Logical constructs in vCloud Director
  • Cloud architecture fundamentals
Module 3: 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 multicell architectures
Module 4: Designing Networks
  • Types of vCloud Director networks
  • vCloud Director Network Isolated networks
  • vCloud Director network pools
  • vCloud Director network management
  • vCloud Director network security
Module 5: Designing Storage
  • vCloud storage resources
  • Storage tiering
  • Segmenting storage based on speed
  • Storage leases
  • Catalog storage
  • Thin provisioning
  • VMware Storage vMotion
Module 6: Designing Providers
  • Consumable resources
  • Virtual datacenters
  • Resource pools
  • Organization and provider virtual datacenters
  • Providers and networking
  • Providers and storage
Module 7: 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
Module 8: Designing Security
  • Authentication and authorization
  • Role-based access controls
  • Organization administrators
  • Organization security and LDAP integration
  • Predefined roles
  • Custom roles
Module 9: Designing Chargeback
  • Modules of consumption
  • vCenter Chargeback metrics
  • vCenter Chargeback server configuration
  • vCenter Chargeback data collectors
Module 10: VMware vCloud Architecture Design Review
  • Multitenancy
  • Network design
  • Storage design
  • Provider design
  • Organization design
  • Security design
  • Chargeback design

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