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What you will learn

  • This three-day course includes instruction on the capabilities, including customization and management, and explains the architecture of VMware Cloud Foundation™.
  • This course explains license management, certificate management, maintenance, and lifecycle management.
  • The course covers workload domains, workload migration, availability, and troubleshooting and provides an overview of VMware vSAN™ and VMware NSX® implementation in VMware Cloud Foundation. Prerequisites - This class requires system administration experience with VMware vSphere deployments or completion of one of the following courses:• VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage• VMware vSphere: Optimize and ScaleExperience with VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere® or VMware NSX-T™ Data Center is highly recommended.

Skills you will gain

  • Shareable Certificate Earn a Cerfiticate upon completion
  • On Demand, Live Online, Face to Face Start instantly and learn at your own schedule
  • Flexible Schedule Set and maintain flexible deadlines
  • Foundation For those starting from the beginning or with a little experience  
  • English Subtitles: English

This course consists of 12 lessons

Course Introduction: Introductions and course logistics - Course objectives

VMware Cloud Foundation Overview: Describe the VMware Cloud Foundation solution - Describe VMware Cloud Foundation architecture - Identify VMware Cloud Foundation components - Describe VMware Cloud Foundation topology - Define VMware Cloud Foundation terminology

Post-deployment Operations: Integrate VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware vCenter® Single Sign-On - Manage user roles in VMware Cloud Foundation - Manage passwords in VMware Cloud Foundation

License Management: Use SDDC Manager to license managed components - Add, upgrade, and replace licenses in VMware Cloud Foundation - Use SoS commands to add licenses

Managing Workload Domains: Define workload domains - Create, scale, and delete workload domains - Describe use cases for multiple clusters in a workload domain - Manage storage options for workload domains - • Plan and implement network pools for consumption by workload domains

SAN Management: Identify vSAN architecture and components - Describe vSAN requirements for the management domain and VI workload domains - Discuss how to scale vSAN clusters in VMware Cloud Foundation - • Explain deduplication and compression in a vSAN cluster - Describe vSAN data-at-rest encryption - Discuss the importance of driver/firmware compatibility - Use vSAN Health to monitor vSAN clusters

VMware Cloud Foundation Networking with NSX: Describe network virtualization with NSX - Describe NSX Data Center for vSphere logical switching and routing - Examine NSX Data Center for vSphere configuration in the management domain - Define Application Virtual Networks (AVNs) - Describe NSX-T Data Center deployment in VMware Cloud Foundation workload domains - Describe data-plane preparation for NSX-T Data Center edge nodes for workload domains - Recognize Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateway topologies

Availability and Business Continuity: Configure availability options for management domains - Backup and restore VMware Cloud Foundation components - Use vSAN storage policies to increase availability - Describe backup and restore for networking, VMware vCenter®, and NSX components - Define prerequisites for stretched clusters in VCF environments - Configure stretched clusters using SOS commands - Troubleshoot stretched cluster workflows - Describe cross-site VMware vSphere® vMotion® and cross-site NSX - Describe how to use VMware Site Recovery Manager™ to protect critical management components across regions

Certificate Management: Discuss general certificate concepts - Describe the initial deployment state of certificates - Manage SDDC certificate rotation - Describe certificate creation options - Describe certificate rotation using Active Directory - Use SDDC Manager to create CSRs

Workload Migration: Explain workload migration use cases - Describe workload migration methods - Describe VLAN bridging using NSX - Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ for workload migration - Discuss VMware HCX® for workload migration from legacy datacenters and between public and private clouds

Life Cycle Management: Describe the role of SDDC Manager in lifecycle management - Define upgrade bundle types - Discuss bundle download options - Describe the upgrade automation process and components - Outline the upgrade workflow - Describe the role of VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™ - Manage offline local depots

Troubleshooting: Use SOS commands to perform health checks and log bundle operations - Create service requests using best practices - Troubleshoot failed workflows - Restart services using the correct procedures - • Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ capabilities

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