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VMware vCloud: Design Best Practices [V1.5]

Course Details

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 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 hands-on lab, where you will design a complete Cloud architecture on either the service provider model or the private enterprise model.

Course Prerequisites

  • VCP-level knowledge of vSphere
  • General 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 Agenda

1. VMware vCloud Director Architecture

  • Components of VMware Cloud Infrastructure
  • Logical Constructs in vCloud Director
  • Cloud Architecture Fundamentals

2. 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

3. Designing Networks

  • General Network Design Principles
  • Connectivity between Networks and Clouds
  • Virtual Switches
  • Port Groups
  • Network Pools
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)

4. Designing Providers

  • Designing Storage
  • Storage Tiering
  • Linked Clones and Fast Provisioning
  • Virtual Datacenters
  • Resource Pools
  • Organization and Provider Virtual Datacenters
  • Providers and Networking

5. 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

6. 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

7. Designing Chargeback

  • Modules of Consumption
  • vCenter Chargeback Metrics
  • vCenter Chargeback Server Configuration
  • vCenter Chargeback Data Collectors

8. VMware vCloud Architecture Design

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