VMware vCloud NFV with vCloud Director (v8.X)

In this five-day course, you will focus on configuring, managing, and operating VMware vCloud Director® 8.20 for a VMware vCloud® NFV™ environment. You will learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), and catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks, as well as the integrated use of VMware vSAN™.

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Skills Gained

  • Describe the vCloud NFV architecture
  • Describe the vCloud Director architecture and its role as Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)
  • Secure deployment of multivendor virtualized network functions (VNFs) on the vCloud NFV platform
  • Manage vCloud Director to support network functions virtualization (NFV) workloads in a secure multitenant environment
  • Configure vSAN to enable multiple tiers in provider VDCs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and VNF vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Use vCloud Director to configure basic and advanced NSX networking services

Who Can Benefit

Service provider architects, engineers, and administrators with experience in a telco and NFV environment


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Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

vCloud NFV

  • Describe the benefits of vCloud NFV
  • Demonstrate what a vCloud NFV sample solution looks like
  • Describe the vCloud NFV architecture

NFV Infrastructure

  • Describe the NFV infrastructure (NFVI) components
  • Explain how vSphere interacts with compute resources (CPU and memory), as well as network and storage resources
  • Describe the vSAN storage architecture
  • Explain network virtualization with NSX

Virtualized Infrastructure Manager

  • Describe the VMware products for the VIM layer
  • Explain vCloud Director basic concepts
  • Create vSAN storage policies for use by vCloud Director
  • Describe the vCloud Director architecture
  • Create resource pools for use by vCloud Director
  • Configure a basic vCloud Director instance

vCloud Providers

  • Explain how compute and storage resources are provided to vCloud Director
  • Describe provider VDC requirements and best practices
  • Create provider VDCs

vCloud Director Organizations

  • Create and manage vCloud Director organizations
  • Create and manage organization VDCs
  • Configure and manage organization VDC networking
  • Create and manage organization catalogs
  • Deploy, manage, and access organization vApps

vCloud Networking with NSX

  • Describe the components in the NSX planes
  • Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, vApp)
  • Examine the function of network pools

Advanced Networking Services

  • Describe VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway features
  • Describe advanced edge services gateway network functions
  • Configure the edge services gateway for inbound and outbound network address translation
  • Configure load balancing in a vApp
  • Configure VPN services between organizations
  • Configure dynamic routing on the edge services gateway
  • Configure firewall services on the edge services gateway
  • Configure the distributed firewall

vCloud Director Security

  • Describe role-based access control in vCloud Director
  • Create and manage security roles

Managing and Monitoring Cloud Resources

  • Manage provider and organization VDCs in vCloud Director
  • Manage external networks and edge services gateways
  • Manage vCenter Server systems and resource pools

NFVI Operations Management (FCAPS)

  • Describe the NFVI operations management components: VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, VMware vRealize® Log Insight™, VMware vRealize® Network Insight™, VMware Site Recovery Manager™, and VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™

Day 2 vCloud NFV Operations

  • Describe the upgrade process from vCloud Director 5.5 to 8.x
  • Explain how the vCloud NFV platform provides carrier-grade service
  • Describe the VNF onboarding process

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