Course Code: 15877

Vmware vCloud Director Install, Configure, Manage v9.7

Class Dates:
5 Days
Class Time:


  • Course Overview
  • n this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® for Service Providers 9.x. You learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks.

    This course also covers interfacing VMware vCloud Director® with other systems using various APIs and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®. Students will also understand how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking for vCloud Director and configuring Central Point of Management (CPOM) to define a Software-defined Datacenter (SDDC) for tenant and provider users of vCloud Director. This course also discusses how to monitor various vCloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® Operations™, Tenant vApp, and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™.
  • Audience
  • The primary audience for this course is as follows:

    Customers, cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in managed services or managing a service provider environment.


  • Before taking this course, you should have completed the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] or equivalent knowledge.

    Completion of the following courses is also recommended:

    VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
    VMware Virtual SAN and HCI Fundamentals
    VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals
    Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful

Course Details

  • Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Deploy vCloud Director
  • Manage vCloud Director to satisfy service provider needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Transfer virtual machine workloads from VMware vSphere® into and out of vCloud Director
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of NSX
  • Use NSX to create hybrid cloud connectivity between public clouds and private clouds
  • Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios involving vCloud Director
  • Configure the integration with VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director®
  • Use VMware vCloud® Availability for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding
  • Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Module 2: vCloud Director Deployment and Configuration
  • Define Software Defined Datacenter
  • Discuss VMware offerings for Cloud-Based Services
  • Understand the prerequisite to install vCloud Director
  • Discuss the deployment options for vCloud Director
  • Differentiate different deployment options, benefits, and disadvantages
  • Discuss VMware Validated Design
  • Module 3: vCloud Director Provider and Organization
  • Configure and manage provider VDCs
  • Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director
  • Create and manage organizations, including vCloud Director organization VDCs
  • Discuss vCloud Director HTML5 UI
  • Discuss HTML5-based Provider Portal and Tenant Portal
  • Module 4: vCloud Director Organization VDC
  • Organization VDC allocation models
  • Recognize resource allocations for an organization
  • Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, and vApp)
  • Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices
  • Examine the function of network pools
  • Discuss Compute Profiles
  • Module 5: vApps and Catalogs
  • Discuss the use of virtual machines
  • Design and manage vApps
  • Create and manage catalogs
  • Manage vApp templates
  • Create and Manage vApp Networks
  • Discuss vApp Network Traffic Choices
  • Module 6: Users and Role-based Access
  • Describe role-based access
  • Create custom security roles
  • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
  • Describe single sign-on
  • Enable a SAML identity provider
  • Describe two-factor authentication
  • Discuss User bundle and role-based access control
  • Module 7: vCloud Director Networking
  • Describe the use and placement of NSX edge services gateways in relation to vCloud Director
  • Review routing with the distributed logical router and edge services gateway in combination with vCloud Director
  • Discuss edge services like NAT, DHCP, load balancer, and firewall
  • Discuss the architecture of VMware NSX-T™
  • Discuss vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T
  • Discuss Multisite
  • Configure Cross VDC Networking.
  • Module 8: Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Manage provider and organization VDCs
  • Manage VMware vCenter Server® instances and VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Manage vSphere datastores
  • Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level
  • Monitor usage information at provider and organization VDCs
  • Analyze vCloud Director logs
  • Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight
  • Managing billing and reports of vCloud Director objects using Tenant vApp
  • Module 9: vCloud Extensibility
  • Discuss Container Service Extension
  • Explore vCD CLI
  • Discuss Python SDK for vApp Deployment
  • Discuss Terraform vCloud Director capabilities
  • Discuss VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ Plug-in for vCloud Director
  • Module 10: vCloud Director APIs
  • Describe access to vCD objects using REST API calls
  • Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director objects
  • Discuss different third-party API client tools
  • Describe access to vCloud Director using Postman, Curl
  • Describe access to vCloud Director using OpenAPI
  • Create and update metadata on objects
  • Access different vCloud Objects using vCloud API
  • Module 11: Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud
  • Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Review prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Discuss implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Discuss vCloud Availability for vCloud Director portal
  • Review fail-over Virtual Machine options
  • Discuss Virtual Machine replication to the Cloud
  • Discuss On-prem to Cloud migration
  • Module 12: vCloud Director Troubleshooting
  • Identify log locations for vCloud Director
  • Navigate through vCloud Director logs
  • Capture vCloud Director log bundles