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VMware vCloud: Design Best Practices (Version 1.5) (VCDBP)

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Course Overview

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.

Who should attend

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

Prerequisites

The following are reccomended pre-requisites prior to attending this class:

  • Completion of VMware vCloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud
  • VCP-level knowledge of vSphere
  • General-purpose vSphere design experience, with special emphasis on networking and storage
  • Exposure to the features and functionality of vCloud Director, vSphere, vShield Edge, and vCenter Chargeback

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, you will have gained an understanding of the best practices for designing with VMware's vCloud solutions and be able to do the following:

  • 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.

Detailed Course Outline

1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 VMware vCloud Director Architecture Review
  • Components of VMware cloud infrastructure
  • Logical constructs in vCloud Director
  • Cloud architecture fundamentals

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

4 Designing Networks
  • General network design principles
  • Connectivity between networks and clouds
  • Virtual switches
  • Port groups
  • Network pools
  • VLANs

5 Designing Providers
  • Designing storage
  • Storage tiering
  • Linked clones and fast provisioning
  • Virtual datacenters
  • Resource pools
  • Organization and provider virtual datacenters
  • Providers and networking

6 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
  • VMware vSphere® vApps™
  • Catalogs
  • Organization networks and external networks

7 Designing Security
  • Authentication and authorization
  • Role-based access controls
  • Organization administrators
  • Organization security and LDAP integration
  • Predefined roles
  • Custom roles
  • Five-way vShield Edge device firewall

8 Designing Chargeback
  • Modules of consumption
  • vCenter Chargeback metrics
  • vCenter Chargeback server configuration
  • vCenter Chargeback data collectors

9 VMware vCloud Architecture Design Review
  • Multitenancy
  • Network design
  • Storage design
  • Provider design
  • Organization design
  • Security design
  • Chargeback design
Classroom training

Duration: 3 days

Price:
  • US$ 2,695
Online training

Duration: 3 days

Price:
  • US$ 2,695
 
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