MainCourse Catalog › VMware vCloud: Overview

VMware vCloud: Overview

Course code
VMware vCloud: Overview


This course demonstrates to technical personnel how the VMware vCloud™ solution delivers IT services in a cloud environment. The course focuses on enterprise usage in a private cloud but also includes information on how this approach supports moving to a hybrid or public cloud. Students perform hands-on labs to understand how IT resources are delivered and consumed in a vCloud environment. Instructors demonstrate the basics of how the vCloud solution abstracts, allocates, and meters IT resources in a vCloud environment.

This course is 30% lecture, 50% hands-on labs, and 20% demonstration.

  • Thorough understanding of virtualization and vSphere capabilities will be helpful
  • Technical influencers, high-level managers, and IT decision makers
  • Consultants, engineers, and first-line support people wanting a first look at the vCloud solution

At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality and benefits of the vCloud solution, including:

  • How cloud computing benefits both IT departments and their end users
  • How the VMware® product portfolio supports the cloud computing approach
  • How IT resources are delivered, consumed, metered, and secured in a vCloud environment

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals
  • Course learning objectives

Module 2: Introducing VMware vCloud

  • Discuss some characteristics of delivering IT services in the cloud for consumers and providers
  • Name the three cloud deployment environments
  • Name the three types of services delivered in the cloud and to which type a given VMware product relates
  • Recognize the VMware vCloud Director constructs used to abstract, allocate, and deliver resource in a VMware
  • vCloud implementation
  • Discuss the purpose of each of the vCloud components
  • List some of the benefits that cloud computing offers to IT organizations

Module 3: IT Server Delivery

  • Describe how organization administrators deliver IT resources in a vCloud environment
  • Manage and control access to content components, including catalogs, vApps, vApp templates, and media
  • Explain how to share content between organizations
  • Describe the purpose of leases, quotas, and limits

Module 4: Building a Private Cloud

  • Summarize the eight basic tasks to provision and allocate resources
  • Describe how each of the three resource allocation models allocate resources to a organization vDC
  • Describe the three types of networks used in a private cloud
  • Discuss the function of network pools
  • Compare the three network pool backing options
  • Name the three types of organization networks
  • List some controls vCloud Director uses to secure networks
  • Describe how to scale vCloud Director to large environments

Module 5: Cost Analysis and Reporting

  • Summarize the function of each of the vCenter Chargeback architectural components
  • Describe the basic workflow of using vCenter Chargeback in a vCloud infrastructure
  • Recognize which resources vCenter Chargeback meters
  • Name the components of a cost model
  • Describe how cost models are used to generate reports
  • Locate additional vCloud resources

For more information about HP training programs in Ukraine visit the web site at

For whom it is intended:

  • IT Manager
  • Presale/consultant
  • Solution architect
  • System administrator
  • System architect
  • System engineer
Registration for the course
* required fields

To pre-register for courses or clarify information, please call: +380 44 230 34 74