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.


  • 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.

Intended Audience:

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

Course Introduction

  •   Introductions and course logistics
  •   Course objectives

VMware vCloud Director Architecture Review

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

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

Designing Networks

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

Designing Providers

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

 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

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

Designing Chargeback

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

VMware vCloud Architecture Design Review

  •   Multitenancy
  •   Network design
  •   Storage design
  •   Provider design
  •   Organization design
  •   Security design
  •   Chargeback design

Duration : 3 Days

  • 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



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