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7. VMware Cloud Director Content Libraries
• Explain the purpose of catalogs and how to create a catalog organization
• Define catalog management and sharing catalogs inside and between organizations
• Explain medias in VMware Cloud Director and its usage
• Discuss vApp templates
• Understand vApp template operations
• Describe the purpose and usage of Open Virtualization Format (OVF)
• Discuss organization VDC templates
8. VMware Cloud Director Networking
• Discuss organization VDC networks
• List the types of organization VDC networks
• Describe the edge gateway services
• Explore the services offered by the edge gateway
• Discuss sub-allocation IP pool and its use cases
• Discuss DHCP, NAT, load balancer, and firewall services on the edge gateway
• Discuss SNAT, DNAT, NO SNAT, and NO DNAT use cases
• Discuss vApp networks
• List the various types of vApp networks
• Discuss routed, isolated, and direct vApp networks
9 VMware Cloud Director Storage and Compute
• Describe named disks and shared named disks
• Demonstrate how to attach and detach a named disk and a shared named disk
• Describe methods of sharing the named disk
• Discuss the implications of deleting VMs that have an attached named disk
• Discuss how VMware Cloud Director VMs and disks are encrypted
• Explain the storage policy capabilities
• Demonstrate how VM sizing and placement policies are published
• Discuss vCenter server and VMware Cloud Director IOPS storage policies usage
• Discuss how to enable and use the storage IOPS limitation in VMware Cloud Director
• Describe the storage policy supported entities
10. Extensibility and UI Additional Features
• Explain custom advisories, global search, guided tours, data exporter, keyboard shortcuts, and quick search
• Understand vcd-cli supported commands
• Discuss various vcd-cli tools
11. VMware Cloud Director Resource Monitoring
• Identify log locations for VMware Cloud Director
• Manage vSphere and cloud resources from VMware Cloud Director
• Understand monitoring of objects from VMware Cloud Director portals
• Briefly introduce vRealize Operations Manager
• Integrate VMware Cloud Director with vRealize Operations Manager
• Configure VMware Cloud Director Management Pack
• Understand dashboard, metrics, alerts, alert definition, and reports

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9. VMware Cloud Foundation Storage Management
• Identify vSAN architecture and components
• 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
• 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 the vSphere Client
10. 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
11. 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 thirdparty CAs
12. VMware Cloud Foundation Life Cycle Management
• Describe Life Cycle Management
• List products that you can upgrade using VMware Cloud Foundation Lifecycle Manager
• Describe the available options for online and offline bundle download using VMware Cloud Foundation Lifecycle Manager
• Describe the role of vSphere Lifecycle Management in VMware Cloud Foundation
• Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager Baselinebased 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
13. VMware Imaging Appliance
• Identify the requirements for starting a deployment
• List the options to image a host
• Identify the key capabilities of the VMware Imaging Appliance
• Explain how to use the VMware Imaging Appliance to image hosts
14. VMware Cloud Foundation Multisite Instance 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
15. 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 2workflows

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7. Storage on VMware Cloud on AWS
• vSAN storage in VMware Cloud on AWS
• Attaching external storage to a VM running on an SDDC
8. Working with On-Premises vSphere
• Hybrid linked mode
• Migration solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS
• VM migration with VMware HCX®
9. Maintaining and Troubleshooting VMware Cloud on AWS
• Accessing API with VMware Cloud on AWS
• Maintenance and support
• Common troubleshooting steps
10. Disaster Recovery Solution
• Site Recovery add-on service
• VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery™
11. Using Other VMware Products with the SDDC
• VMware vRealize® Log Insight Cloud™
• VMware Horizon® with VMware Cloud on AWS
• VMware vRealize® Automation Cloud™ add-on
• Using VMware vRealize® Operations™ with VMware Cloud on AWS
• Using VMware vRealize® Network Insight™ with
VMware Cloud on AWS

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6. Storage
• Storage in VMware Cloud on Dell EMC
7. Working with On-Premises vSphere
• Hybrid linked mode
• Migration Solutions for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC
• VM Migration with VMware HCX
8. Maintaining and Troubleshooting
• Maintenance, Support, and Common Troubleshooting Steps
9. Working with other VMware Products
• VMware vRealize® Log Insight Cloud™
• VMware Horizon® with VMware Cloud on Dell EMC
• VMware vRealize® Automation
• Using VMware vRealize® Operations with VMware Cloud on Dell EMC
• Using VMware vRealize® Network Insight™ with VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

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8. Managing Instances with Nova
• Understand Nova use cases and services
• Understand regions, availability zones, and host aggregates
• Understand the concept of tenant VDC
• Nova support for multiple vCenter instances
• How to deploy an instance using Nova
• How to resize an instance and view the console logs
• Configuration and logs related to Nova service
9. Cinder Block Storage
• Understand Cinder use cases and services
• List the features offered by Cinder
• Adding a persistent volume to an instance
• Explain the Snapshot of a Cinder volume and attach it to another instance
• List the custom resources, log files, and database tables related to Cinder
10. Monitoring with Ceilometer
• List the Telemetry use cases and services
• How to enable Ceilometer in VIO
• How to monitor the VIO environment using Ceilometer
• Configuration and log files related to Ceilometer service
11. Automating with Heat
• Define Heat use cases, templates, and services
• Describe use cases of Heat
12. Troubleshooting Concepts
• List common issues in VMware Integrated
OpenStack
• Use troubleshooting tools
• Describe simple troubleshooting procedures
• List and explain Day-2 operations
13. Advanced Features
• Describe Load Balancer as a Service (Octavia)
• Explain Firewall as a Service
• Describe Designate (DNS as a Service)
• Describe automating scaling
• Describe selective vCPU pinning
• Explain SRIOV network redundancy support
• Describe network trunk services support
• Describe Live resize
• Describe hardware passthrough (GPU pass through)
• Describe external REST API

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7. Replicating Virtual Machines with vSphere Replication
•  Configure vSphere Replication for virtual machines
•  Explain the importance of datastore mappings
•  Describe vSphere Replication recovery point objective scheduling
•  Describe the vSphere Replication disk transfer protocol
8  Building Protection Groups
•  Define protection group functionality
•  Examine the differences between array-based protection groups, protection groups based on vSphere Replication, and storage profile protection groups
•  Create a protection group
•  Discuss protection group settings
•  Remove protection from a virtual machine
•  Create a storage profile protection group
9. Building Recovery Plans
•  Discuss recovery plan concepts
•  List recovery plan steps
•  Discuss network planning
•  Discuss customization options in recovery planning
•  Outline how to implement a recovery plan
•  Investigate recovery plan options
10. Testing and Running a Recovery Plan
•  Discuss use cases for Site Recovery Manager
•  Describe planned migration
•  Identify Site Recovery Manager workflows
•  Discuss the importance of VMware vSphere® VMFS resignaturing
•  Examine Site Recovery Manager integration with various vSphere technologies
•  Outline how to conduct a recovery plan test
•  Perform recovery plan test execution
•  Identify the effects on the storage layer during recovery steps
•  Explain a recovery plan execution in planned migration or disaster recovery mode
•  Understand storage layer changes for plan execution types
•  Identify the recovery steps for each execution type
•  Describe how to reprotect a data center
•  Examine failback steps
11. Monitoring and Troubleshooting
•  Discuss Site Recovery Manager alarms
•  Explore Site Recovery Manager history reports
•  Configuring advanced Site Recovery Manager settings
•  Describe how to modify logging levels
•  Explain how to collect log bundles
•  Identify key log locations

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7. Day One Operations: Network Functions ad Network Services
• Describe the roles of network services and network functions
• List the types of descriptors
• Describe the role of TOSCA
• Describe the role of onboarding
• List the steps to onboard network functions and network services
• Examine the results of the onboarding process
• List the steps to instantiate network functions and network services
• Examine the results of the instantiation process
8. Day Two Operations: Authorization Model
• Explain the resources that can be accessed in vSphere
• Define the role of a VMware vCenter Server® system in credential management
• Describe the procedures to create, delete, and modify rules using vCenter Server
• Explain how to control and verify access to vSphere resources
• List roles in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
• Explain the tasks and list the levels of permissions needed in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
• List all the permissions and filters that can be implemented in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
• Summarize the role-based access control model of VMware Telco Cloud Automation
9. Day Two Operations: Platform Life Cycle Management
• Explain the life cycle stages in VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane
• Explain the life cycle stages in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
• Define an upgrade schedule
• Apply an upgrade schedule to manage life cycle management of the VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane
• Apply an upgrade schedule to manage life cycle management of VMware Telco Cloud Automation
• Describe network function and network service life cycle management events
• Execute network function and network service healing
• Set up Network Function and Network Service monitoring
• Perform Network Function and Network Service termination
10. Day Two Operations: Troubleshooting
• List the components of the VMware Telco Cloud Automation dashboard
• Explain the features of fault management in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
• Explain the features of performance management in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
• Describe the use of fault management of VMware Telco Cloud Automation for VNFs and CNFs
• Describe the use of performance management of VMware Telco Cloud Automation for VNFs and CNFs
• Troubleshoot using tcf_manager, app.log, and web.log
• Define the procedures to integrate VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ with VMware Telco Cloud Automation
• Usage of VMware vRealize® Operations™
11. Day Two Operations: API Management
• Define the VMware Telco Cloud Automation API
• Explain the API architecture
• Describe VMware Telco Cloud Automation API use cases
• Explain how to configure an external REST API
• Describe how to request security tokens for implementation
• Explain how to implement commands through external systems using APIs
12. Day Two Operations: Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
• Describe continuous integration and continuous delivery (CICD)
• List the benefits and challenges of CICD
• Describe how VMware Telco Cloud Automation can be used in a CICD environment
• Explore VMware Telco Cloud Automation CICD examples

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6. Day 1 Operations: Configuring VMware Cloud Director Organizations
• Describe VMware Cloud Director organizations
• Create VMware Cloud Director organizations
• Navigate through the VMware Cloud Director HTML5 provider portal
• Describe the VMware Cloud Director organization VDC
• Navigate through the tenant portal
• List use cases for a VMware Cloud Director organization VDC
• List the organization VDC allocation models
• Describe the types of resources that can be allocated
• Describe how resources are allocated for an organization
• Examine the function and requirements of network pools
• Describe the network types available in VMware Cloud Director (external, organization, and vApp)
• List the organization network types
• Create and manage organization VDC networks
• Describe catalogs
• Manage an organization’s catalog
• Populate, share, and publish catalogs
• Describe vApps
• Manage access to vApps and catalogs
• Modify the configuration of vApps and their virtual machines (VMs)
• Manage organization VDC networking
• Create affinity and anti-affinity rules
7. Day 1 Operations: Configuring VMware Cloud Director Security
• Describe role-based access
• Create custom security roles
• Describe the directory services in VMware Cloud Director
• Describe the role of LDAP, SAML, SSL, Kerberos, and OAuth2 with VMware Cloud Director
• Explain the use of VMware Cloud Director with SSO
8. Day 1 Operations: Configuring VMware Cloud Director Networking
• List networking options in VMware Cloud Director
• Describe key networking use cases in VMware Cloud Director
• Describe the use and placement of VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateways in relation to VMware Cloud Director
• Review routing with the distributed logical router and edge services gateways in combination with VMware Cloud Director
• Describe firewall management in VMware Cloud Director with edge services gateways and the distributed firewall
• Describe an overview of VMware NSX-T™ Data Center
• Explain the architecture of NSX-T Data Center
• Describe VMware Cloud Director supported features of NSX-T Data Center
• Describe the benefits and challenges of multisite networking
• List the requirements for multisite networking
• Describe the benefits and challenges of networking between VDCs
• List the requirements for networking between VDCs
• Configure cross-VDC networking
9. Day 2 Operations: VMware Cloud Director Resource Management and Monitoring
• Identify the key resources that need to be managed with VMware Cloud Director
• List monitoring options with VMware Cloud Director
• Explain the resource management and monitoring architecture in VMware Cloud Director
• Monitor objects from the VMware Cloud Director portal
• Identify features of VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
• Integrate VMware Cloud Director with vRealize Operations Manager
• Configure VMware vRealize® Operations
Management Pack for VMware Cloud Director™
• Outline the monitoring features of vRealize Operations Manager in VMware Cloud Director
• Describe the purpose of the vRealize Operations Tenant App for VMware Cloud Director
• Integrate VMware Cloud Director with the Tenant App
• Configure the Tenant App for VMware Cloud Director
• Monitor objects with the Tenant App
• List the steps to monitor VMware Cloud Director environments with vRealize Operations Manager
• List the steps to monitor VMware Cloud Director environments with VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
• List the steps to review historical virtual machine metrics in VMware Cloud Director
• Examine VMware Cloud Director logs
10 Day 2 Operations: VMware Cloud Director Troubleshooting
• Identify the features of the VMware Telco Cloud Automation dashboards
• List the components of the VMware Telco Cloud Automation dashboards
• Explain the features of fault management in VMware Telco Cloud Director
• Describe the use of fault management in VMware Cloud Director
• Describe the use of performance management in VMware Cloud Director
• Describe the use of logs in VMware Cloud Director
• Troubleshoot using VMware Cloud Director

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5. Day 1 Operations: Network Functions and Network Services
• Describe the role of a network service
• Describe the types of network functions
• List the type of descriptors
• Describe the requirements of a descriptor
• Describe the role of TOSCA
• Describe how TOSCA is used to create descriptors
• Explore the basics of the TOSCA structure
• Examine the types of descriptors
• Describe the role of onboarding
• List the steps to onboard a virtual network function
• List the steps to onboard a cloud-native network function
• Examine the results of the onboarding process
• Describe the role of Harbor
• Explain how to list the contents of a Harbor platform
• List the steps to interface with a Harbor platform
• List the steps to instantiate a virtual network function
• List the steps to instantiate a cloud-native network function
• Examine the results of the instantiation process
• List the steps to instantiate a network service
• Examine the results of the instantiation process
6. Day 2 Operations: Platform Life Cycle Management
• Explain the life cycle stages in VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane
• Explain the life cycle stages in VMware Telco Cloud Automation
• Define an upgrade schedule
• Define workflows
• Describe how upgrade schedules are used to manage life cycle events for the VMware Telco Cloud Automation control plane
• Describe how upgrade schedules are used to manage life cycle events for VMware Telco Cloud Automation
• Describe network function life cycle management events
• Execute healing
• Perform a termination
• Execute workflows
• Perform an upgrade
• Describe network service life cycle management events
• Execute network service healing
• Set up network service monitoring
• Perform a network service termination
7. Day 2 Operations: Troubleshooting
• Identify the features of the VMware Telco Cloud Platform for RAN dashboards
• List the components of the VMware Telco Cloud Platform for RAN dashboards
• Explain the features of fault management in VMware Telco Cloud Platform
• Describe the use of fault management in VMware Telco Cloud Platform for network functions
• Describe the use of performance management in VMware Telco Cloud Platform for network functions
• Describe the use of logs in VMware Telco Cloud Platform
• Troubleshoot using VMware Telco Cloud Platform logs
• List the key CLI tools that can be used for
troubleshooting
• List the steps to identify common network function deployment problems
• Examine key troubleshooting scenarios
8. Day 2 Operations: API Management
• Define the VMware Telco Cloud Automation API
• Explain the API architecture
• Describe the use cases for VMware Telco Cloud Automation API
• Explain how to configure an external REST API
• Describe how to request security tokens for implementation
• Explain how to implement commands through external systems using APIs

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5. Supporting Virtualized Network Functions
• Describe the types of network functions
• List the type of descriptors
• Describe the requirements of a VNF descriptor
• Describe the key vSphere operations for VNFs
• Describe the key VNF use cases
• List the role of vSphere in VNF instantiation
• Outline VM onboarding requirements
• Describe the VNF requirements for onboarding
• List the steps to onboard a VNF
• Describe VNF life cycle management
• Describe key life cycle management operations
6. Supporting Cloud-native Network Functions
• Describe the special requirements of containers on network functions
• List the type of descriptors for containers
• Describe the requirements of a CNF descriptor
• Describe the role of Harbor
• Explain how to list the contents of a Harbor platform
• List the steps to interface with a Harbor platform
• Describe container onboarding requirements for Harbor
• Describe the CNF requirements for onboarding
• List the steps to onboard a CNF
• Describe CNF life cycle management
• Describe key life cycle management operations
7. VMware Telco Cloud Platform Troubleshooting
• Identify the features of the VMware Telco Cloud Platform dashboards
• List the components of the VMware Telco Cloud Platform dashboards
• Explain the features of fault management in VMware Telco Cloud Platform
• Describe the use of fault management in VMware Telco Cloud Platform for network functions
• Describe the use of performance management in VMware Telco Cloud Platform for network functions
• Describe the use of logs in VMware Telco Cloud Platform
• Troubleshoot using VMware Telco Cloud Platform logs
• List the key CLI tools that can be used for
Troubleshooting
• List the steps to identify common network function deployment problems
• Examine key troubleshooting scenarios

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7. vApp Networking
• Create and manage vApp networks
• List the various types of vApp networks
• Discuss vApp fencing
• Discuss routed, isolated, and direct vApp networks
8. vCloud Availability
• Discuss vCloud Availability and its integration with vCloud Director
• Migrate VMs from cloud to cloud
• Migrate VMs from on-premises to cloud
9. vCloud Extensibility
• Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vCloud Director
• Work with swagger, vCloud API, vCD CLI, and VMware PowerCLI™
10. Multisite Deployment and CPOM
• Discuss multisite deployments
• Configure cross VDC networking
• Define SDDC
• Familiarize with SDDC and SDDC proxy
• Use enhanced CPOM through the tenant portal
11. Monitoring and Managing vCloud Director Resources
• Monitor resources from the tenant portal
• Monitor vCloud Director objects with vRealize Operations Manager
• Understand dashboards, metrics, alerts, and reports
12. vCloud Director 10.x Tenant New Feature
• Describe name disk feature
• Describe VM sizing and VM placement policies
• Describe object storage extension

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9. Integrating with Public Clouds
•  Configure and use VMware Cloud Foundation accounts
•  Configure and use an AWS cloud account
•  Configure and use an Azure cloud account
•  Configure and use a Google Cloud Platform cloud account
10. Using Service Broker for Catalog Management
•  Release a VMware Cloud Template™
•  Define content source and content sharing
•  Define Service Broker policy enforcement
•  Use custom forms for catalog items
11  vRealize Automation Extensibility
•  Describe Extensibility
•  Use event topics
•  Create a subscription
•  Call a vRealize Orchestrator workflow
•  Create ABX actions
12  Using Code Stream  
•  Introduction to Code Stream
•  The CI/CD process
•  Integrate GitLab with Code Stream and Cloud Assembly
•  Use Code Stream to install software
13  Using Terraform  
•  Integrate Cloud Assembly with Terraform
•  Use Terraform with a VMware Cloud Template
•  Use Terraform with Code Stream
14  Using Kubernetes Clusters    
•  Introduction to Kubernetes
•  Connect to an existing Kubernetes Cluster
•  Integrate VMware Tanzu™ Grid Integrated Edition
•  Create a Supervisor Namespace as a catalog item
15  Using SaltStack for Configuration Management    
•  Introduction SaltStack with vRealize Automation
•  Use SaltStack for software deployment
•  Use SaltStack for configuration management
•  Use SaltStack with event-driven orchestration
16  vRealize Automation Troubleshooting and Integration
•  Location of logs
•  Using Activity
•  Monitoring deployment history
•  Basic troubleshooting
•  CLI commands
•  Collecting logs (VAMI console)
•  Integration with VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
•  Integration with vRealize Operations
•  Migrating vRealize Automation 7.x to 8

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