VMware Cloud Foundation: Planning, Management, Operations [V4.3]/5V0-31.20

Download Course Contents

VMware Cloud Foundation: Planning, Management, Operations [V4.3] Course Overview

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is a software-defined platform for building and managing private and hybrid cloud environments. VMware Cloud Foundation Planning, Management, and Operations [v4.3] is a five-day, instructor-led course that provides you with the knowledge to develop, configure, and deploy a VCF solution.
This course provides an introduction to VCF, which enables you to deliver hybrid cloud solutions. It covers topics such as VCF architecture and management, VCF components and their configuration, network and security services, storage requirements and options, validation and troubleshooting techniques, and integration with vRealize Suite. You will learn how to install, configure, and manage a VCF environment. You will also work with various types of environments and gain an understanding of the different processes used by VCF.
This course is designed for engineers, architects, and IT professionals with prior experience in VMware technologies and/or experience with IT architectures. Successful completion of this course will give you the knowledge to effectively plan, configure, and manage a VCF-based hybrid cloud solution.


The 1-on-1 Advantage

Get 1-on-1 session with our expert trainers at a date & time of your convenience.

Flexible Dates

Start your session at a date of your choice-weekend & evening slots included, and reschedule if necessary.

4-Hour Sessions

Training never been so convenient- attend training sessions 4-hour long for easy learning.

Destination Training

Attend trainings at some of the most loved cities such as Dubai, London, Delhi(India), Goa, Singapore, New York and Sydney.

You will learn:

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • 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
  • Identify the requirements for deploying VMware Cloud Foundation
  • 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 vCenter in management and VI workload domains
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Describe NSX Management plane and Control planes
  • Detail design considerations for workload domains with shared 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 NSX Edge node design and BGP peering with the physical network
  • Describe cluster design and rack design
  • Explain dynamic routing with BGP
  • Explain virtual IP addressing
  • Describe logical switching
  • Detail NSX Edge functions
  • Define application virtual networks
  • Describe management domain rack options
  • Define 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Live Online Training (Duration : 40 Hours) Fee On Request
We Offer :
  • 1-on-1 Public - Select your own start date. Other students can be merged.
  • 1-on-1 Private - Select your own start date. You will be the only student in the class.

8 Hours
Week Days

Start Time : At any time

12 AM
12 PM

1-On-1 Training is Guaranteed to Run (GTR)
Group Training
Date On Request
Koenig Solutions bagged the VMware partner of the year award 2023 for its contribution towards their learning business
Koenig Solutions bagged the VMware partner of the year award 2023 for its contribution towards their learning business
Course Prerequisites

This training course requires basic knowledge of VMware vSphere, networking, storage, and VMware vRealize Suite. Prior experience with vSphere, vCenter, and VMware Cloud Foundation is also beneficial.

Target Audience

The VMware Cloud Foundation 4
3 Planning, Management, and Operations training is designed to provide IT professionals, such as system administrators and developers, the knowledge they need to implement, manage and deploy VMware Cloud Foundation solutions
This training will equip participants with a practical understanding of the components, architecture, and processes involved when using VMware Cloud Foundation in their organization
The training will also introduce the concepts and concepts associated with cloud computing, including infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, convergence technologies, and cloud automation
Participants will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities to gain experience in setting up, deploying, and running workloads in the VMware Cloud Foundation environment



Learning Objectives of VMware Cloud Foundation: Planning, Management, Operations [V4.3]

This VMware Cloud Foundation: Planning, Management, Operations [V4.3] Training helps learners understand the fundamentals of VMware Cloud Foundation and to prepare them to plan, deploy, manage and operate a VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure.
1. Install and configure the VMware Cloud Foundation Infrastructure components.
2. Perform basic to advanced vSphere networking and storage configurations.
3. Create and manage images, packs, and templates.
4. Monitor the health, availability and utilization of a VMware Cloud Foundation environment.
5. Troubleshoot and document VMware Cloud Foundation environments.
6. Set up and configure VMware NSX-T for network and security services.
7. Migrate applications from on-premises to the VMware Cloud Foundation environment.
8. Manage partners, admin and user roles and services.



Student Feedback  (Check Koenig Feedback on Trustpilot)

Q1 Say something about the Trainer? Q2 How is Koenig different from other training Companies? Q3 Will you come back to Koenig for training ?
on Trust Pilot
Student Name Feedback
Nitin Sharma
United States
A1. he was fine.
Nagendra Rathore
United States
A1. You are the guiding light, the beacon of knowledge, and the catalyst for growth. Your dedication to sharing your technical expertise is commendable and inspiring. Through your sessions, you ignite the spark of curiosity and fuel the thirst for learning in all those who attend
Mohankumar S
United States
A1. Arun has explained the concepts excellently and in an easy manner. keep it up Arun :)
Deric Lee
United States
A1. The trainer is very knowledgeable on the subject. He is always ready to help and takes care of every single members in the course. I really appreciate his approach of teaching
Gnanasekaran Shanmuganathan
United States
A1. I liked the trainer taking examples to explain and what why included in his method of training.
Mimmy Ukil
United States
A1. Good Oration!
Sachin Kadam
United States
A1. Arun clarified doubt promptly.
Viswanathan S
United States
A1. Arun is excellent trainer explains concepts well
Rfid Ahmad
United States
United States
A1. The way he explaining and doing a white boarding session is excellent
Ragupathy S
United States
A1. Skilled on the subject & able to clarify any doubts from basic to advanced.


Yes, course requiring practical include hands-on labs.
Yes, you can pay from the course page and flexi page.
Yes, the site is secure by utilizing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Technology. SSL technology enables the encryption of sensitive information during online transactions. We use the highest assurance SSL/TLS certificate, which ensures that no unauthorized person can get to your sensitive payment data over the web.
Yes, we also offer weekend classes.
You can buy online from the page by clicking on "Buy Now". You can view alternate payment method on payment options page.
1-on-1 Public - Select your start date. Other students can be merged.
1-on-1 Private - Select your start date. You will be the only student in the class.
Yes you can.
You will receive the digital certificate post training completion via learning enhancement tool after registration.
Yes, we do offer corporate training More details
Yes, we do.
Yes, Koenig follows a BYOL(Bring Your Own Laptop) policy.
It is recommended but not mandatory. Being acquainted with the basic course material will enable you and the trainer to move at a desired pace during classes.You can access courseware for most vendors.
Yes, this is our official email address which we use if a recipient is not able to receive emails from our @koenig-solutions.com email address.
Buy-Now. Pay-Later option is available using credit card in USA and India only.
We use the best standards in Internet security. Any data retained is not shared with third parties.
You can request a refund if you do not wish to enroll in the course.
To receive an acknowledgment of your online payment, you should have a valid email address. At the point when you enter your name, Visa, and other data, you have the option of entering your email address. Would it be a good idea for you to decide to enter your email address, confirmation of your payment will be emailed to you.
After you submit your payment, you will land on the payment confirmation screen.It contains your payment confirmation message. You will likewise get a confirmation email after your transaction is submitted.
We do accept all major credit cards from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
Credit card transactions normally take 48 hours to settle. Approval is given right away; however,it takes 48 hours for the money to be moved.
Yes, we do accept partial payments, you may use one payment method for part of the transaction and another payment method for other parts of the transaction.
Yes, if we have an office in your city.
Yes, we do. For details go to flexi
You can pay through debit/credit card or bank wire transfer.
Yes you can request your customer experience manager for the same.
Yes, fee excludes local taxes.
Yes, we do.
The Fee includes:
  • Testing Via Qubits
Yes, Koenig Solutions is a VMware accredited training centre
Schedule for Group Training is decided by Koenig. Schedule for 1-on-1 is decided by you.
In 1 on 1 Public you can select your own schedule, other students can be merged. Choose 1-on-1 if published schedule doesn't meet your requirement. If you want a private session, opt for 1-on-1 Private.
Duration of Ultra-Fast Track is 50% of the duration of the Standard Track. Yes(course content is same).

Prices & Payments

Yes of course.
Yes, We are

Travel and Visa

Yes we do after your registration for course.

Food and Beverages



Medical services in India are at par with the world and are a fraction of costs in Europe and USA. A number of our students have scheduled cosmetic, dental and ocular procedures during their stay in India. We can provide advice about this, on request.
Yes, if you send 4 participants, we can offer an exclusive training for them which can be started from Any Date™ suitable for you.
Says our CEO-
“It is an interesting story and dates back half a century. My father started a manufacturing business in India in the 1960's for import substitute electromechanical components such as microswitches. German and Japanese goods were held in high esteem so he named his company Essen Deinki (Essen is a well known industrial town in Germany and Deinki is Japanese for electric company). His products were very good quality and the fact that they sounded German and Japanese also helped. He did quite well. In 1970s he branched out into electronic products and again looked for a German name. This time he chose Koenig, and Koenig Electronics was born. In 1990s after graduating from college I was looking for a name for my company and Koenig Solutions sounded just right. Initially we had marketed under the brand of Digital Equipment Corporation but DEC went out of business and we switched to the Koenig name. Koenig is difficult to pronounce and marketeers said it is not a good choice for a B2C brand. But it has proven lucky for us.” – Says Rohit Aggarwal (Founder and CEO - Koenig Solutions)
All our trainers are fluent in English . Majority of our customers are from outside India and our trainers speak in a neutral accent which is easily understandable by students from all nationalities. Our money back guarantee also stands for accent of the trainer.