VMware vCloud NFV with vCloud Director [V9.7] (NFVVCD97)


Course Overview

This five-day, hands-on training course discusses Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), a network architecture concept that specifies how virtualization technologies can be used to virtualize network service functions.

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®. You will also understand how to manage multisite, cross-VDC (Virtual Data Center) networking for vCloud Director and how to configure 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™.

Product Alignment
  • vCloud Director 9.x
  • VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director® 3.0
  • VMware vSphere® 6.x and later
  • NSX 6.x and later

Who should attend

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


Completion of the following eLearning courses is recommended:

  • VMware vCloud Director: Fundamentals [V8.x]
  • VMware vSAN and HCI Fundamentals
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe the VMware vCloud® NFV™ architecture
  • Describe the vCloud Director architecture as Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)
  • Secure the deployment of multivendor virtual network functions (VNFs) on the vCloud NFV platform
  • Manage vCloud Director to support NFV workloads in a secure, multitenant environment
  • Configure VMware vSAN™ to enable multiple tiers in provider virtual data centers
  • Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Use advanced services to manage VMware NSX® from vCloud Director

Course Content

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
vCloud NFV Overview
  • Define the benefits of vCloud NFV
  • Describe a sample vCloud NFV solution
  • Describe the vCloud NFV architecture
NFV Infrastructure
  • Compare physical and virtual infrastructures
  • Describe the advantages and components of the NFV infrastructure (NFVI)
  • Explain the role of network virtualization in the NFVI
  • Compare physical and virtual infrastructures
  • Describe the vSAN architecture and the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Explain the purpose of virtual machine storage policies
  • Describe network virtualization with NSX
Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)
  • Describe the VMware products for the VIM layer
  • Explain basic concepts related to vCloud Director
  • Describe the relationship between provider VDCs (Virtual Data Centers) and organization VDCs
  • Describe how vSAN integrates with vCloud Director
  • Create vSAN storage policies
  • Describe the components and basic configuration of the vCloud Director architecture
  • Create resource pools
vCloud Providers
  • Describe how compute and storage resources are provided to vCloud Director
  • Describe provider VDC requirements and best practices
  • Create provider VDCs
  • Describe the VNF on-boarding process
vCloud Director Organizations
  • Describe and create vCloud Director organizations
  • Discuss vCloud Director HTML5 UI
  • Discuss HTML5-based provider portal
  • Discuss tenant portal
  • Discuss the use cases of a vCloud Director organization VDC
  • Discuss organization VDC allocation models
  • Recognize resource allocations for an organization
  • Examine the function and requirements of network pools.
  • Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, and vApp)
  • Discuss the organization network types
  • Create and manage organization VDC networks
  • Add a catalog to an organization
  • Populate, share, and publish catalogs
  • Manage access to vApps and catalogs
  • Modify the configuration of vApps and their virtual machines (VMs)
  • Manage organization VDC networking
  • Create affinity and anti-affinity rules
vCloud Director Security
  • Describe role-based access
  • Create custom security roles
  • Integrate Directory Service with vCloud Director
  • Integrate LDAP, SAML, SSL, Kerberos, and OAuth2 with vCloud Director
  • Configure SSO
vCloud Director Networking
  • Describe the use and placement of NSX® EdgeTM services gateways in relation to vCloud Director
  • Review routing with the distributed logical router and Edge services gateways in combination with vCloud Director
  • Firewall management in vCloud Director with Edge services gateways and the distributed firewall
  • Architecture of VMware NSX-T™ (Basic)
  • vCloud Director supported features of NSX-T
  • Discuss multisite
  • Configure Cross VDC networking
Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Manage provider and organization VDCs
  • Manage VMware vCenter Server® instances and VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Manage vSphere datastores
  • Manage resource pools at the vSphere level
  • Monitor usage information at provider and organization VDCs
  • Use the cell management tool
  • Manage provider VDC and Org-VDC
  • Monitor vCloud Director environments with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
  • Monitor vCloud Director environments with vRealize Log Insight
  • Describe the components for NVFI operations management
  • Use VMware vRealize® BusinessTM for cost management
  • Review historical virtual machine metrics in vCloud Director
  • View vCloud Director logs
vCloud Extensibility
  • Introduce container service extension
  • Explore vCloud Director CLI
  • Use Python SDK for vApp deployment
  • Discuss Terraform vCloud Director capabilities
  • Use VMware vRealize® OrchestratorTM Plug-in for vCloud Director
Day 2 Operations
  • Identify log locations for vCloud Director
  • Navigate through vCloud Director logs
  • Capture vCloud Director log bundles

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

5 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • 3,440.— €
Classroom Training

5 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • Switzerland: 3,440.— €

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.