VMware Hosted Labs

Hosted Labs  Try Hands-on Labs – Explore VMware Products in a virtual lab environment. VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform is the critical third pillar of VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture. The NSX network virtualization delivers for networking what VMware has already delivered for compute and storage. Explore NSX in a virtual hands-on lab…

Discussion on vCloud Director and Cloud Computing

Discussion on vCloud Director and Cloud Computing Cloud computing is an approach to computing that leverages the efficient pooling of on-demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure that is consumed as a service. List the three types of cloud deployment: Private Public Hybrid Briefly state of these cloud deployments: Private: Operated solely within an enterprise for consumption by…

vCloud Architecture

vCloud Architecture VMware vCloud® is a VMware® cloud solution built on VMware technologies and solutions to deliver cloud computing. Cloud computing is a new approach to computing that leverages the efficient pooling of on-demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure to provide resources consumable as a service.  A simple cloud architecture might contain a VMware® vCloud Director® server…

vCloud Director Architecture

vCloud Architecture The vCloud architecture graphic shows the core and the optional components of vCloud. Other VMware components can be added to increase capabilities or control. One example is VMware® vCenterTM ChargebackTM. vCenter Chargeback provides resource metering and reporting to facilitate resource showback/chargeback. vCenter Chargeback is composed of a vCenter Chargeback server and vCenter Chargeback…

Multiple Cell Architecture

Multiple Cell Architecture Each Cell will have a different role automatically assigned. Multiple cells provide load-balancing. Each vCloud Director cell is automatically assigned a role. When communications requests come into the load balancer requests fall into one of four major categories: •    User Interface (UI). This is the main Web console that administrators and operators…

vCloud Components: vSphere

vCloud Components: vSphere  Use vSphere Web Client for vSphere configuration and preparation. • vCenter Server and vCenter objects: – Data centers, host clusters, resource pools, vSphere distributed switches, storage service levels • ESX/ESXi host configuration: – Virtual switches and networks – Datastores vSphere resources, when attached, are managed by vCloud Director. vCloud infrastructures rely on…

vCloud Components: vCloud Director

vCloud Components: vCloud Director vCloud Director cell: • RunsonRedHatEnterpriseLinux • RunscloudWebserverportalforthevCloudDirectorWebconsole –    Split between consumers (organization portals) and administrators (system) • AccesstovSphereinfrastructurecanbeonaprivatenetworksegmentforsecurity reasons. • Requirements: – – – Runs on a physical or a virtual machine. A virtual machine is preferred. Connects to an LDAP server for user management. Connects to an SMTP server for…

vCloud Director Scaling

vCloud Director Scaling vCloud Director multicell environment: HTTPS load balancer in front of cells   All cells share vCloud Director database.   vCloud Director cells scale horizontally.   NFS server for vSphere vApp file transfer service Recommendation: • All cells are on a single site. • All infrastructure local to site.    Scaling vCloud Director to large environments…

vCloud Director Components: vCloud Director Web Console

vCloud Director Components: vCloud Director Web Console Web browser–based interface for consumers and administrators: • Windows Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome • Supporting Adobe Flash Player 10.2 or later, 32-bit version RFB-based consoles for virtual machine guest operating system. The Remote Framebuffer (RFB) protocol is used by the vCloud Director Web console. VMware…