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VMware Cloud Foundation: Planning, Management, Operations [V4.3] (VCFPMO43)

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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
VMware Cloud Foundation Design
  • Identify management domain sizing considerations
  • Identify workload domain sizing considerations
  • Detail design considerations for ESXi in management and VI workload domains
  • Detail design considerations for VMware vCenter® in management and VI workload domains
  • Detail design considerations for vSphere networking in management and VI workload domains
  • Detail design considerations for storage in management and VI workload domains
  • Recognize design choices for a consolidated design or standard design
  • Detail design considerations for workload domains with shared VMware NSX® Manager™ instances
  • Detail design considerations for workload domains with dedicated NSX Manager instances
  • Describe the spine-and-leaf design
  • Describe the addressing scheme for the underlay
  • Recognize possible variations of the spine-and-leaf design
  • Describe the multi-NIC design
  • Describe VMware NSX® Edge™ node design and BGP peering with the physical network
  • Describe cluster design and rack design
  • Explain dynamic routing with BGP
  • Recognize storage options for VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Recognize the supported storage options for each domain
  • Recognize the connectivity options for supplemental storage
  • Explain why vSAN is the best option for VMware Cloud Foundation storage
  • Recognize vSAN design considerations
  • Identify sizing and performance considerations that impact the storage design
Day Zero Tasks
  • Identify the requirements for deploying VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Detail the VMware Cloud Foundation bring-up process
  • Identify information required for the Planning and Preparation Workbook
  • Identify information required for the Deployment Parameter Workbook
  • Describe how VMware Cloud Builder™ automates the deployment process
  • Explain how the Deployment Parameter Workbook is imported into VMware Cloud Builder
  • Recognize the configuration validation process performed by VMware Cloud Builder
  • Detail the deployment of the management domain
  • Recognize the options to image a host
  • Identify the key capabilities of VIA
  • Recognize how to use VIA for imaging the ESXi Nodes
VMware Cloud Foundation Multisite Federation
  • Recognize the benefits of the federation feature in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Describe the federation feature and multisite management
  • Recognize ways a federation helps manage resources and provide visibility in a multi-instance implementation of VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Describe how to create, join, leave, and dismantle a federation
  • Recognize the design considerations for a federation
Post Deployment Operations
  • Understand VMware Cloud Foundation integration with VMware Single Sign-On
  • Configure user access to VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Describe the importance of user roles in vSphere
  • Configure identity sources in vSphere to use with VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Manage passwords in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Explain the importance of using VMware Cloud Foundation to manage passwords for vSphere components
  • Detail the best practices for password management for VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Retrieve and secure the password list
  • Describe the process for rotating passwords not managed by VMware Cloud Foundation
Licensing
  • Describe how to add license keys to the VMware Cloud Foundation inventory
  • Describe how to view license keys in SDDC Manager
  • Describe how to assign license keys
  • Describe how to remove license keys
  • Describe how to replace expiring licenses
VMware Cloud Foundation Networking with NSX-T
  • Describe NSX Management plane and Control planes
  • Explain virtual IP addressing
  • Describe logical switching
  • Detail NSX Edge functions
  • Define application virtual networks
  • Describe management domain rack options
  • List NSX Edge cluster requirements for vSphere with Tanzu
  • Discuss NSX Edge cluster placement considerations
  • Describe VMware NSX-T™ Data Center deployment in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Explain how logical routing works in NSX-T Data Center
  • Identify NSX Edge functions
  • Describe data plane preparation for NSX-T Data Center Edge nodes in a workload domain
  • Recognize Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateway topologies
  • Recognize features of VMware NSX® distributed firewalls
  • Describe the benefits of NSX Federation in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Identify NSX Federation use cases
  • Explain NSX Federation Components and Architecture
  • Discuss NSX Federation configuration basics
Managing Workload Domains
  • Define workload domains
  • List the types of workload domains
  • State scale limits for workload domains
  • Identify use cases for multiple clusters in a workload domain
  • List workload domain prerequisites
  • Explain how to create a workload domain
  • Describe how to scale a workload domain
  • Explain how to delete a workload domain
  • Describe host decommissioning
vSphere Tanzu in VMware Could Foundation
  • Discuss the vSphere with Tanzu solution
  • Define the role of Spherelet
  • Describe the supervisor cluster control plane
  • Define vSphere with Tanzu namespaces
  • Describe the role of NSX-T networking components
  • Discuss vSphere with Tanzu networking topology
  • Describe VMware Container Networking with Antrea
  • Describe control plane VM management networking requirements
  • Plan appropriate IP address CIDR ranges for pod, ingress, and egress networking
  • Describe prerequisites for vSphere with Tanzu cluster compatibility
  • Deploy vSphere with Kubernetes
  • Create a vSphere namespace
  • Configure limits and permissions for a vSphere namespace
  • Enabling Harbor Image Registry
VMware Cloud Foundation Storage Management
  • Identify vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe vSAN requirements for the management and workload domains
  • Define deduplication and compression
  • Discuss how to scale vSAN clusters in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Explain how storage policies work with VMware Cloud Foundation vSAN clusters
  • Explain storage policy failure tolerance rules
  • Identify a VM storage policy compliance status
  • Relate storage policies to Kubernetes storage classes
  • Describe persistent volumes
  • Monitor Cloud Native Storage in VMware vSphere® Client™
Availability and Business Continuity
  • Identify steps in the SDDC Manager backup and restore process
  • Recognize the importance of external service availability
  • Describe native vSphere availability options
  • Identify steps in the NSX backup and restore process
  • Identify stretched cluster use cases
  • Identify stretched cluster components
  • Recognize stretched cluster requirements in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Prepare and deploy a vSAN stretched cluster using APIs
VMware Cloud Foundation Certificate Management
  • Describe public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Explain the purpose of certificate signing requests (CSRs)
  • List the available CA options in SDDC Manager
  • Describe how to view certificates
  • Explain how to generate a CSR
  • Describe how to replace and install certificates for VMware Cloud Foundation components
  • List the available CA options in SDDC Manager
  • Explain how to configure the Microsoft CA server
  • Describe how to install certificates issued by the Microsoft CA server
  • Explain how to add OpenSSL CA in SDDC Manager
  • Describe how to install certificates issued by OpenSSL CA
  • Explain how to install certificates issued by third-party CAs
VMware Cloud Foundation Life Cycle Management
  • Describe Lifecycle Management
  • List products that you can upgrade using VMware Cloud Foundation Lifecycle Management
  • Describe the available options for online and offline bundle download using VMware Cloud Foundation Lifecycle Management
  • Describe the role of VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager Baseline-based and Image-based Clusters
  • Detail how and when to use cluster images
  • Explain how to import a cluster image
  • Explain how to extract a cluster image
  • Describe the importance of hardware support managers
  • Describe the upgrade prerequisites
  • Outline the upgrade precheck process
  • Describe the order of upgrade for VMware Cloud Foundation components
  • Explain how to upgrade VMware Cloud Foundation software and components
VMware Cloud Foundation Troubleshooting
  • Explain how to perform checks and create log bundles with the SoS tool
  • List VMware Cloud Foundation services
  • Identify VMware Cloud Foundation log files
  • Describe the use of reference token IDs to troubleshoot failed workflows