VCDICM101: VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.1]

VCDICM101: VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.1]

VCDICM101: VMware Cloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V10.1]


Duration: 5.0 days

In this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware Cloud Director™ 10.x. You learn about workload provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks.
This course also covers interfacing VMware Cloud Director with other systems and the integration and use of VMware Cloud Director Availability™. You also learn how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking, and configuring Central Point of Management (CPOM) to define a Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) for a tenant and provider users of VMware Cloud Director. This course also discusses how to monitor various VMware Cloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® Operations™ and discusses administering tenant facing applications using vRealize® Operations Tenant App™.

Product Alignment

• VMware vSphere 6.7 U3
• VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.6
• VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.6
• VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5.1
• VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ 8.1
• VMware vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App 2.4
• VMware vCloud® Availability 4.0


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

  • Deploy VMware Cloud Director 
  • Manage VMware Cloud Director to meet the service provider needs 
  • Create and manage VMware Cloud Director organizations and vApps to fulfill business needs 
  • Create and manage VMware Cloud Director catalogs 
  • Transfer virtual machine workloads from VMware vSphere® into and out of VMware Cloud Director 
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of VMware NSX-T™ Data Center and VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere™ 
  • Discuss customer onboarding scenario using VMware Cloud Availability for on premises-to-cloud workload migration 
  • Enable a layer 2 stretched network that spans across multiple VMware Cloud Director sites and organization VDCs within the same site 
  • Manage resources from the VMWare Cloud Director console and use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ 
  • Manage a dedicated VMware vCenter Server® and publish proxies to the tenant 
  • Onboard developer applications to the tenant using VMware Cloud Director® App Launchpad™ 
  • Enable VM and Named Disk Encryption 
  • Create VM sizing and placement policies


1.  Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics 
  • Course objectives

2.  Software-Defined Data Center and VMware Validated Design

  • Define Software-Defined Data Center 
  • Discuss VMware offerings for Cloud-Based Services 
  • Understand the main components of the Software-Defined Data Center 
  • Discuss the deployment options for vCloud Director 
  • Discuss VMware Validated Design™ 
  • Recognize the design considerations when creating a cloud environment on the SDDC

3.  Deploying and Configuring VMware Cloud Director

  • Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director 
  • Explain different deployment options of VMware Cloud Director. 
  • Define automatic failover, switchover, and fencing in the VMware Cloud Director appliance 
  • Describe the API-only supported features of the VMware Cloud Director appliance 
  • Familiarize with the multiple API endpoints of the VMware Cloud Director appliance

4.  VMware Cloud Director Provider and Tenant

  • Describe how the compute resources are provided to VMware Cloud Director 
  • Describe how storage is provided to VMware Cloud Director 
  • Configure and manage storage for Virtual Datacenters (VDCs) 
  • Discuss the use of External Networks 
  • Describe VMware Cloud Director organizations 
  • Describe the purpose of VMware Cloud Director organizations 
  • Configure organizations 
  • Enumerate organization policies 
  • Allocate resources to an organization 
  • Discuss Cloud Director organizations 
  • Create Cloud Director organizations 
  • Understand organization policies 
  • How to access an organization using various portals 
  • Understand organization VDC 
  • Discuss what is linked clone and fast provisioning 
  • Explore cross datastore provisioning

5.  User Access Control

  • User bundle and role-based access control 
  • Describe role-based access 
  • Create custom security roles
  • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory 
  • Describe single sign-on 
  • Enable a SAML identity provider 
  • Describe two-factor authentication 
  • Discuss user-bundle and role-based access control

6.  Working with Virtual Machines

  • Discuss the use of virtual machines 
  • Create a standalone VM 
  • Perform VM operations 
  • Manage VM properties 
  • Discuss the use of App Launchpad 
  • Onboard applications using App Launchpad

7.  Working with vApps

  • Create and manage vApps 
  • Deploy a vApp using various methods 
  • Build a vApp using best practices 
  • Discuss the vApp lease policies 
  • Discuss the implications of deleting a VM that has a named disk attached to it 
  • Describe VM encryption 
  • Discuss how VMware Cloud Director VMs and disks are encrypted 
  • Demonstrate how to use VM sizing and placement policies

8.  Managing Catalogs and Templates

  • Explain the purpose of catalogs and how to create a catalog organization. 
  • Manage catalogs 
  • Share catalogs 
  • Discuss vApp templates 
  • Describe the purpose and usage of Open Virtualization Format (OVF) and Custom vApp or VM Properties 
  • Define Catalog management and sharing catalogs inside and between organizations

9.  VMware Cloud Director Networking

  • Discuss Container Service Extension
  • Discuss organization VDC networks 
  • List the types of organization VDC networks 
  • Describe the edge gateway services 
  • Explain NSX Datacenter for vSphere architecture 
  • Discuss NSX-T Datacenter architecture 
  • List the enhanced VMware NSX-T Data Center supported features of VMware Cloud Director 
  • Explore the services offered by the edge services gateway 
  • Recognize the sub-allocation IP pool and its use cases 
  • Discuss DHCP, NAT, and high availability services on the edge services gateway 
  • Recognize SNAT and DNAT use cases 
  • Explain load balancing, routing, and distributed firewall services • Create and manage vApp networks 
  • List the various types of vApp networks 
  • Discuss vApp fencing 
  • Discuss routed, isolated, and direct vApp networks

10.  Advanced Networking

  • Describe the multisite feature in Cloud Director 
  • Associate Cloud Director sites 
  • Associate organizations 
  • Access multiple sites from a single user interface 
  • Configure cross-VDC networking and L2 stretched networks 
  • Configure data center groups 
  • Explain the main usage and purpose of the NSX Migration of Cloud Director tool 
  • Explain the environmental prerequisites and how to prepare the edge cluster for bridging

11.  Additional Features

  • Discuss multisite deployments 
  • Configure cross VDC networking 
  • Define SDDC 
  • Familiarize with SDDC and SDDC proxy 
  • Discuss enhanced CPOM through the tenant portal 
  • Discuss architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 
  • Discuss vCloud Availability for vCloud Director portal 
  • Review fail-over Virtual Machine options 
  • Discuss on premises-to-cloud migration 
  • Discuss enhanced CPOM through the tenant portal 
  • Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with Cloud Director. 
  • Execute Cloud Director workflows using vRealize Orchestrator. 
  • Integrate vCloud Availability with Cloud Director 
  • Understand Container Service Extension

12.  Resource Monitoring and Feature Preview

  • Identify log locations for vCloud Director 
  • Manage vSphere resources from vCloud Director 
  • Manage cloud resources from vCloud Director 
  • Understand monitoring of objects from VMware Cloud Director HTML5 Portal 
  • Briefly introduce vRealize Operations Manager 
  • Integrate VMware Cloud Director with vRealize Operations Manager 
  • Configure Cloud Director Management Pack 
  • Understand dashboard, metrics, alerts, alert definition, and reports 
  • Introduce VMware vRealize Operations Tenant App 
  • Integrate VMware Cloud Director with Tenant App 
  • Configure Tenant App with VMware Cloud Director 
  • Monitoring and billing objects with Tenant App
  • List the upcoming features


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 course is required:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent knowledge

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.


This course is not associated with any Certification.

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