Duration

3 days.

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of the following course: VMware Cloud Foundation: Deploy, Configure, Manage [V5.0] The course material presumes that you can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • Operational capabilities with VMware vSphere® processes and architecture
  • Operational capabilities with VMware NSX®
  • Operational knowledge of VMware vSAN™
  • Minimum one year experience with VMware Cloud Foundation

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Use logs to identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to VMware Cloud Builder™ appliance and services
  • Use the Supportability and Serviceability (SoS) Utility tool to identify and fix issues VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to host commissioning in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to Workload domain creation in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to NSX in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to certificates in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to passwords in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to Life Cycle Management (LCM) in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems related to using APIs in VMware Cloud Foundation Target

Who Can Benefit?

  • Experienced System Administrators, System Engineers, System Integrators

Outline for VMware Cloud Foundation: Troubleshooting [V5.0] Training

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Troubleshooting VMware Cloud Foundation Bring-up

  • Learn VMware Cloud Foundation bring-up troubleshooting methodologies
  • Understand VMware Cloud Foundation bring-up validation pre-check procs
  • Use log files to identify VMware Cloud Foundation bring-up failures
  • Understand Common VMware Cloud Foundation bring-up validation pre-check errors

Workload Domain Troubleshooting

  • Use logs to perform workload domain troubleshooting
  • Review logs for problem scenarios
  • Review VMware Cloud Foundation SDDC Manager capabilities and services
  • SDDC Manager troubleshooting options
  • Use the Supportability and Serviceability (SoS) utility tool
  • Apply troubleshooting methodology to identify potential failed workflows with SDDC Manager

VMware Cloud Foundation Networking

  • Learn the components of VMware NSX architecture
  • Maintain a VMware NSX Manager cluster
  • Understand routing and switching with VMware NSX
  • Summarize VMware Cloud Foundation networking requirements
  • Describe the role of VMware NSX in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Deploy VMware NSX in VMware Cloud Foundation domains
  • Implement VMware NSX routing and switching in VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Understand VMware NSX troubleshooting tools and methodologies
  • Apply troubleshooting methodology to identify potential VMware NSX routing and switching issues in VMware Cloud Foundation

VMware Cloud Foundation Certificates

  • Review cryptography fundamentals
  • Explain the VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) architecture
  • Recall public key infrastructure (PKI) components
  • Create a certificate signing request (CSR)
  • Manage certificates for VMware Cloud Foundation components
  • Add a certificate authority (CA) in SDDC Manager
  • Replace certificates with SDDC Manager
  • Apply troubleshooting methodology to identify potential certificate errors

Troubleshooting Password Management

  • Understand password rotation in SDDC Manager
  • Summarize password management best practices
  • Perform password rotation
  • Use API calls and command-line tools to manage passwords
  • Identify common password management problems

VMware Cloud Foundation Lifecycle Management

  • Automate VMware Cloud Foundation upgrades
  • Understand component upgrade prerequisites
  • Upgrade SDDC Manager
  • Upgrade VMware vSphere elements
  • Upgrade VMware NSX
  • Upgrade VMware Aria™ Suite products
  • Apply troubleshooting methodology to identify potential issues with a VMware Cloud Foundation upgrade

VMware Cloud Foundation API

  • Explain the use cases for the VMware Cloud Foundation API
  • List the supported VMware Cloud Foundation API calls
  • Understand Token-based authentication types
  • Use API tools
  • Apply troubleshooting methodology VMware Cloud Foundation API calls

Product Alignment

  • VMware Cloud Foundation 5.0
  • VMware vSphere 8.0
  • VMware NSX 4.0