VMware vCloud Director is a key technology in today’s Cloud computing market; it provides a self-service portal and catalog that enables application provisioning and automated operations management. It provisions software-defined data center services as virtual datacenters that provide virtualized compute resources, networking, storage, and security.
This book will ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of the different components of VMware vCloud Director and the interaction of them with the physical and logical layer. This includes the ESXi host, Virtual Machine, vSphere Cluster, vSphere Storage, and vSphere Network. This book enhances your ability to install, configure, and administer complex, single and multi-tenant public/private/hybrid VMware vCloud environments. It helps you through the installation and administration of vCloud Director, vCenter Chargeback, the vShield Manager, and Edge products. This book provides guidance on Cloud implementation and example designs, and how to practically implement those practical scenarios. Through this book, you will understand how to complete tasks from the vCloud Director GUI, vShield Manager GUI, vSphere Web Client and the vCenter Chargeback Manager GUI. You will also go on to learn some command-line options in vCD Cell, especially configuring certificates and some management functions.
By the end of this book, you will have in-depth knowledge of how to implement a private cloud running on vCloud Director.
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About the Author
Lipika Pal is a Technical Lead in Colt Technology Services for Cloud and Virtualization, where she provides technical guidance to design, implement, and manage a VMware vCloud Datacenter IaaS service. She gives enterprise-class access to on-demand or long-term virtualised resources across UK and Europe. She has more than seven years of expert knowledge in professional services and consulting, with expertise in designing and deploying virtualization solutions and rolling out new technology and solution initiatives. Her primary focus is on VMware vSphere Infrastructure and public cloud using VMware vCloud Suite. One of her other focuses is to own the entire life cycle of a VMware-based IaaS specially vSphere, vCloud Director, vShield Manager, and vCenter Operations.
Lipika holds certifications from VMware, Citrix, RedHat, Cisco, and Zerto. Prior to joining COLT, she has served other fine organizations (such as IBM, HP, Red Hat, and more) as a subject matter expert and infrastructure architect.