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SDDC Intensive Workshop (SDDC)

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About this Course

This intensive workshop utilizes a set of architectural discussions, hands-on exercises, and quality demonstrations of the software-defined data center (SDDC). The workshop will help you develop confidence based on experience in building solutions by investigating the VMware software suite.

Who should attend

Experienced VMware vSphere system administrators and vSphere system integrators.

Class Prerequisites

  • VCP5-DCV
  • VCP-Cloud
  • Extensive hands-on product knowledge

What You Will Learn

  • Understand how VMware components interact with each other
  • Build the interactions between VMware vCloud Suite components
  • Examine how component functionality can be extended
  • Comprehend what Operations Transformation is and how it relates to leveraging the SDDC
  • Understand IT Business Management in the context of the SDDC
  • Use VMware vCenter Orchestrator to interact with ans extend the functionality of vCloud Suite and external components to meet customer requirements
  • Understand how Software Defined Networking provides opportunities in the SDDC
  • Understand Capacity Management, BCDR, Compliance and Log Management, and the VMware tools to manage them as key functions when operating the SDDC

Outline: SDDC Intensive Workshop (SDDC)

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Course Overview

  • What is SDDC?
  • Lab Logistics
  • Traditional IT versus SDDC

Operations Transformation

  • People, Process, Technology
  • New Organizational Model for Cloud Operations
  • Operations Transformation Capability Model

Cost and Operations Management

  • IT Business Management with other products
  • Stakeholder input and output
  • Virtual Machine cost calculations
  • Public Cloud cost calculations

Service Development and Application Authoring

  • VMware vCloud® Automation Center™
  • vCloud Automation Center Application Services

Scaling Services

  • How to incorporate scale into your implementations


  • Overview
  • Tools


  • Advanced Service Designer
  • vCenter Orchestrator
  • Workflows
  • VMware API introduction

Network Virtualization

  • Software Defined Networking
  • VMware NSX™
  • NSX & vCloud Automation Center Integration

SDE Integration

  • API Integration Points
  • vCloud Automation Center IaaS Lifecycle

Application Performance Monitoring

  • Using VMware vCenter™ Operations Manager™
  • vCenter Operations Manager Integration
  • Hyperic

Capacity Forecasting

  • Extensible Capacity
  • Stress & Workload
  • Waste

Hybrid Cloud

  • Hybrid versus traditional data center
  • Options for hybrid expansion of traditional data centers
  • VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™
  • VMware vCloud Connector ® in the hybrid cloud
  • vCloud Hybrid Service API

Private Capacity Discussion

  • Manual Expansion
  • Auto Deploy
  • vCloud Automation Center & Physical Machines

Compliance & Log Management

  • VMware vCenter Configuration Manager™
  • Log Insight

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

  • Assessment of risk and priorities
  • Definition of dependencies
  • VMware vSphere App HA
  • Virtual Machine Availability
  • VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 6,295
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Online Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 6,295
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