VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage v.7.6

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Regular price: $4,900
  • Preferential price: $4,300

Course outline

Reference : © VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage v7.6

Duration : 5 days

During this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize® Automation™. You learn about the configuration and use of the vRealize Automation platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, software components, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks. This course also covers interfacing vRealize Automation with other systems using VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ to leverage workflows, creating approval cycles, and managing machine lifecycles to conserve resources. In addition, you will better understand and know how to achieve the benefits of automation as a component of the software-defined data center.


Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vRealize Automation.


This course requires completion of one of the following courses:

• VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.x]
Experience with working at the command line is helpful.
This course requires that a student be able to perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
• Create VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers and folders
• Create a virtual machine using a wizard or a template
• Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
• Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
• Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
• Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster with resource pools.
• Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster.
• If you cannot perform all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite
courses before enrolling in VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage.


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

• Describe the vRealize Automation architecture and use cases in cloud environments
• Install and configure vRealize Automation
• Manage vRealize Automation entities on VMware and third-party virtual and cloud infrastructures
• Configure and manage catalogs, containers, and blueprints
• Configure and manage business groups and reservations for compute resources
• Use the self-service portal to request and manage machines in accordance with vRealize Automation
approval and governance policies
• Use customize properties and property groups in blueprints
• Develop and use custom forms
• Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
• Configure and manage event broker subscriptions
• Understand vRealize Automation extensibility and workflows
• Use vRealize Automation to deploy and manage containers
• Integrate vRealize Automation with third-party products


1. Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
2. vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture
• Explain the role of vRealize Automation
• Describe where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product stack
• Identify the components of a vRealize Automation simple deployment
• Identify the components of a vRealize Automation enterprise deployment
• Identify the component design options for vRealize Automation
• Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
• Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products
3. vRealize Automation Installation
• Identify the prerequisites for installation
• Describe the differences between a minimal deployment and an enterprise deployment
• Describe the steps to install vRealize Automation using minimal deployment
• Describe the steps to install vRealize Automation using VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™
4. vRealize Automation Tenancy
• Describe multitenancy
• Create tenants
5. Authentication and Authorization
• Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
• Describe identity management in vRealize Automation
• Identify the appropriate role for different tasks in vRealize Automation
6. vRealize Automation Infrastructure Configuration
• Configure vRealize Automation endpoints
• Create Fabric Groups
• Create Business Groups
• Create Network Profiles
• Create and manage Reservations for compute resources
• Create Reservation Policies
7. Blueprints and Catalog Management
• Define blueprints
• Identify the process and options for configuring a blueprint
• Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine
• Create a multitiered virtual application
• Identify the role of the service catalog
• Define catalog items
• Use entitlements to manage catalog items
• Define Cloudclient
• Export blueprints using Cloudclient
8. Software Provisioning
• Define software components
• Design software components and application blueprints
• Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog
9. Custom Resources and the Property Dictionary
• Use custom properties to modify the provisioning process
• Use property groups to group sets of custom properties
• Use the property dictionary to modify the provisioning process
• Use component profiles in the creation and deployment of blueprints
10. Custom Forms
• Describe the benefits of using custom forms
• Use the custom Form Editor
• Define constraints
• Define read-only fields
• Use vRealize Orchestrator actions in custom forms
11. Integrating VMware NSX
• Integrate vRealize Automation and VMware NSX
• Use VMware NSX elements in vRealize Automation blueprints
12. Extensibility
• Introduction to Extensibility
• Describe the Event Broker
• Describe the master workflow
• Create an XaaS blueprint
13. Approval Policies
• Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
• Identify approval policy levels
• Identify approval phases
• Create and apply approval policies for catalog items
14. Monitoring and Reclamation
• Identify how to monitor resource use
• Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
• Demonstrate how to manage machine leases
• Monitor system events
• Create a vRealize Automation system health check test
• Create a vRealize Orchestrator system health check test
15. vRealize Automation Integration with Containers
• Describe Containers
• Describe how Docker and Kubernetes can manage containers
• Describe Harbor
• Describe vSphere Integrated Containers
16. vRealize Automation Integration with vRealize Suite
• Describe the use cases and benefits of using vRealize Lifecycle Manager to manage a vRealize
Automation deployment
• Describe VMware vRealize® Business™ for Cloud concepts
• Use vRealize Business for Cloud to manage cost
• Describe vRealize Operations Dashboard integration with vRealize Automation
• Describe dashboard features related to deployments
• Describe dashboard features related to machines
17. vRealize Automation Integration with External Systems
• Describe how vRealize Automation can be integrated with external systems including Amazon endpoints,
vCloud on AWS, Azure endpoints, Google Cloud Platform endpoints, Ansible Tower integration,
ServiceNow integration, and Puppet
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