Course Overview

This VMware Cloud Director training and certification course from CloudThat teaches candidates how to install, configure, and manage VMware Cloud Director 10.3. Candidates also learn about creating organizations, workload provisioning, virtual data centers (VDCs), and catalog services, including on-demand VMware NSX-T Data Center networks and predefined virtual machines.

This VMware Cloud Director: Install Configure Manage course also teaches how to interface VMware Cloud Director with other systems and integrate VMware vRealize Orchestrator for VMware Cloud Director. This course also discusses different networks that an organization administrator and system administrator can configure and use with virtual machines (VMs).

Product Alignment:

  • VMware vSphere 7.0 U2
  • VMware Cloud Director 10.3
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.1.1
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager 8.3

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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
  • Managing resources from the VMWare Cloud Director console and using VMware vRealize Operations
  • Manager
  • Enabling VM and Named Disk Encryption 
  • Creating VM sizing and placement policies
  • Understand vApps and VM operations and actions

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Key Features

  • Our VMware Cloud Director training modules have 50% -60% hands-on lab sessions to encourage Thinking-Based Learning (TBL).
  • Interactive-rich virtual and face-to-face classroom teaching to inculcate Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
  • VMware certified instructor-led training and mentoring sessions to develop Competency-Based Learning (CBL).
  • Well-structured use-cases to simulate challenges encountered in a Real-World environment.
  • Integrated teaching assistance and support through experts designed Learning Management System (LMS) and ExamReady platform.
  • Being a VMware Authorized Training Reseller, we offer authored curriculum that are at par with industry standards.

Who Should Attend

  • Cloud architects, systems engineers, datacenter administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in managed services or managing a service provider environment.


Completion of the following courses and equivalent knowledge is required:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.x] or equivalent knowledge

  • The following experience is helpful:

  • Working at the Linux command line
  • Substantial knowledge of general networking concepts

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    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    • Define software-defined data center (SDDC)
    • Discuss VMware offerings for cloud-based services
    • Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director
    • Discuss VMware Validated Design™
    • Recognize the design considerations when creating a cloud environment on the SDDC using VMWare Cloud Foundation™

    • Discuss the deployment options for VMware Cloud Director
    • Explain the two-stage deployment of VMware Cloud Director cells
    • Discuss failover mechanisms (automatic and manual) with VMware Cloud Director cells
    • Define switchover, promote, and fencing options of the VMware Cloud Director appliance
    • Understand the VMware Cloud Director appliance enhancements

    • 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)
    • Briefly discuss network pools, external networks, and Tier-0 Gateways
    • Showcase VMware Cloud Director integration with vCenter Server® and NSX-T Data Center
    • Describe VMware Cloud Director organizations
    • Understand organization policies
    • Explain how to access an organization using various portals
    • Understand organization VDC
    • Discuss what is Linked Clone and Fast Provisioning
    • Understand the use cases of Allocation Models

    • Discuss user-bundle
    • Describe role-based access
    • Explain custom roles and rights
    • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
    • Discuss OIDC authentication methods
    • Describe SAML identity provider

    • Understand standalone VMs
    • Discuss the VM managing operations
    • Explain VM properties
    • Discuss deployment methods of vApps
    • Discuss the vApp managing operations
    • Discuss the vApp lease policies
    • Understand the vApps and VM actions
    • Explain vApp and VM badges

    • Create and use CI/CD pipelines
    • Use the Code Stream user interface
    • Add states and tasks to a Code Stream pipeline

    • Define Git, GitLab, and GitHub
    • Configure GitLab to support vRealize Automation blueprints
    • Integrate vRealize Automation with GitLab
    • Manage blueprints using GitLab source control

    • Describe the use case of Ansible and Ansible Tower
    • Connect to Ansible Tower
    • Use Ansible playbooks
    • Use Puppet in configuration management

    • Use vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in a clustered deployment
    • Configure External Certificates
    • Configure NSX-T Data Center load balancer
    • Install or scale out VMware Identity Manager to support High Availability
    • Install or scale vRealize Automation using clustered deployment

    • List of Kubernetes Pods
    • The vRealize Automation Kubernetes architecture
    • Relationship of Kubernetes pods to services
    • Logs and their locations
    • Blueprint deployment workflow with Kubernetes service interaction
    • Backup strategies and potential problems

    • vracli commands and when to use them
    • Check the status of Kubernetes pods and services
    • Correct the state of pods and services
    • Diagnose and solve vRealize Automation infrastructure problems
    • Diagnose and solve vRealize Automation failures to deploy blueprints and services
    • Use vRealize Log Insight to troubleshoot


      • By earning this VMware Cloud Director 10.3 certification, you hone skills to install, configure, and manage VMware Cloud Director 10.3.
      • You also gain competency on workload provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), and catalog services.
      • On successful completion of this training aspirants receive a Course Completion Certificate from us.
      • By successfully clearing the VMware vCloud director exam, aspirants earn VMware Certification.

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