- vCloud Networking and Security Vision describes the challenges that vCloud Networking and Security addresses, its key concepts, and the customer benefits.
- vCloud Networking and Security Overview explains workload networking and security requirements, describes vCloud Networking and Security components, and explains vCloud Networking and Security purchasing options.
- vCloud Networking and Security Customer Use Cases examines how customers implemented vCloud Networking and Security into their environments.
Monday, May 20. 2013
Tuesday, May 7. 2013
VMware vCloud Automation Center (also known as vCAC) is comprised of three modules: Virtual Resource Manager (VRM), External Cloud Manager (ECM) and Physical Resource Manager (PRM).
Together, these modules provide an enterprise-wide system for provisioning virtual, cloud and physical machines and for comprehensively managing the machine lifecycle from user request and administrative approval through decommissioning and resource reclamation, while dramatically improving resource cost control and management.
Built-in customization and extensibility features also make vCloud Automation Center a highly flexible means for customizing machine configurations as needed and integrating machine provisioning and management with other enterprise-critical systems.
This free eLearning course covers the main features, components, architecture, and configuration of vCloud Automation Center v5.1.
- In the first module, Security in a Virtualized Datacenter, we will describe security principles and identify unique security considerations in virtualized datacenter environments.
- In the Platform Hardening module we will describe VMware vSphere® security and present some vSphere hardening examples.
- In the Security Compliance and Governance module we will describe compliance, common standards, common compliance controls, VMware compliance example with PCI, and examine VMware compliance solutions.
- In the Security Use Cases in Virtualized Datacenters module we will explain how to protect business-critical applications in virtualized environments and how to secure VMware View virtual desktop infrastructure deployments.
- In the Private Cloud Security module we will define cloud computing, examine private cloud architecture, and examine security considerations in private clouds.
- In the last module, the Ecosystem Enablement and APIs, we will describe the vCloud Ecosystem Framework, introduce the relevant APIs, along with the VMware Ready program that Technology Alliance Partners use to access the APIs. Finally, we will show some examples of partner integrations.
Register for the free Security Principles in Virtualized Datacenters training course
Friday, April 26. 2013
With intelligent operations groups and vCenter Operations Manager integration users are enabled to quickly identify in-context performance and capacity issues, as well as optimization opportunities, as they relate to grouped objects either by business, or operational relevance.
- Overview discusses the major vCenter Infrastructure Navigator functions, its architecture, resource requirements, and installation considerations.
- Installing and Configuring vCenter Infrastructure Navigator discusses how to install and configure vCenter Infrastructure Navigator.
- Using vCenter Infrastructure Navigator covers how to use the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator vApp and specially define a custom service.
After completing the course, you should be able to:
- Recognize the main functions of vCenter Infrastructure Navigator
- Describe the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp resource requirements and installation considerations.
- Diagram the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance architecture.
- Describe the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance resource requirements.
- List the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance installation considerations.
- List the tasks for deploying the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance.
- Discuss how to apply a license for vCenter Infrastructure Navigator.
- List the initial configuration tasks.
- Demonstrate how to use vCenter Infrastructure Navigator.
- Discuss the steps for defining a custom service.
Register for free: VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator Fundamentals [V2.X]
Friday, April 12. 2013
- Introduction Horizon Mirage covers how Horizon Mirage works, some of the key business challenges it solves, its key features and benefits, and how to sell Horizon Mirage.
- Components and Architecture discusses the Horizon Mirage solution components and the Horizon Mirage solution architecture.
- Install and Configure Horizon Mirage explains how to install and configure your Horizon Mirage System.
- Administrator Tasks explains common administrator tasks including: how to set up a reference machine, capture and assign base layers and application layers, the process for performing endpoint disaster recovery, how to perform a Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration, and how to monitor the Horizon Mirage System.
- End User Tasks covers how to complete end user tasks including: how to use the information in the Client Status window, how to complete a file level and directory level restore, and how to use the Snooze and Sync Now options.
Thursday, April 11. 2013
- Describe the basics of how vCenter Chargeback Manager works.
- Determine the best deployment architecture for a given environment.
- Successfully install and monitor the health of all vCenter Chargeback Manager components.
- Configure administration settings and user access appropriately.
- Create and configure chargeback hierarchies to associate resource usage to the appropriate groups.
- Configure costing features to reflect the goals of a given organization.
- Configure the report dashboard.
- Generate and manage reports.
Friday, March 8. 2013
The virtual machines in a vApp can connect to vApp networks (isolated or routed) and organization vDC networks (direct or fenced). You can add networks of different types to a vApp to address multiple networking scenarios.
Virtual machines in the vApp can connect to these networks. If you want to connect a virtual machine to a different network, you must first add it to the vApp.
You can connect a vApp directly to an organization vDC network. If you have multiple vApps that contain identical virtual machines connected to the same organization vDC network and you want to start the vApps at the same time, you can fence the vApp. This allows you to power on the virtual machines without conflict, by isolating their MAC and IP addresses.
You can configure certain vApp networks to provide IP translation by adding a NAT mapping rule. When you create an IP translation rule for a network, vCloud Director adds a DNAT and SNAT rule to the vShield Edge associated with the network's port group. The DNAT rule translates an external IP address to an internal IP address for inbound traffic. The SNAT rule translates an internal IP address to an external IP address for outbound traffic. If the network is also using IP masquerade, the SNAT rule takes precedence.
You can configure certain vApp networks to provide port forwarding by adding a NAT mapping rule. Port forwarding provides external access to services running on virtual machines on the vApp network. When you configure port forwarding, vCloud Director maps an external port to a service running on a port on a virtual machine for inbound traffic.
Saturday, March 2. 2013
Get proactive warning of performance issues and capacity shortfalls before problems affect end users. Meet service-level agreements (SLAs) by using real-time performance dashboards to pinpoint building performance issues before end users notice. Optimize your infrastructure for efficiency, and minimize risk of performance across your entire infrastructure, both virtual and physical.
- Self-learning performance analytics and dynamic thresholds adapt to the environment to simplify operations management and eliminate false alerts.
- Integrated smart alerts for health, performance and capacity degradation identify building performance problems before they affect end users.
- Advanced capacity analytics enable administrators to optimize virtual-machine density and identify capacity shortfalls before they affect end users.
- Real-time, integrated dashboards of performance, capacity and configuration change events enable a proactive management approach and help ensure that SLAs are met.
- Policy-based configuration management assures compliance across all aspects of the datacenter.