VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage

Discover how to customize alerts, views, reports, and dashboards and explain the architecture and different ways of deploying VMware vRealize® operations.
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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Regular price: $5,525
  • Preferential price: $4,805

Course outline

Duration : 5 days

During this five-day course, you will focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize® Automation™. You will gain an understanding on how to use vRealize Automation to automate the delivery of virtual machines, applications, and personalized IT services across different data centers and hybrid cloud environments.
The course covers how to manage both on-premise systems and cloud services and how vRealize Automation Service Broker can aggregate content in native formats from multiple clouds and platforms into a common catalog. You will learn how to interface vRealize Automation with other systems using VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ and how to use vRealize Automation to manage Kubernetes systems and leverage other systems. This course makes heavy use of hands-on labs.
Students can run 39 labs during the 5-day course.
Product Alignment:
  • VMware vSphere® 6.7 U2
  • VMware vRealize Automation 8.0
  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator 8.0
  • VMware vRealize® Lifecycle Manager™ 8.0
  • VMware NSX-T™ Data Center 2.4


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: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x]
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.x]
Experience 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
  • Manage vRealize Automation entities on VMware and third-party virtual and cloud infrastructures
  • Configure and manage Cloud Accounts, Projects, Flavor Mappings, Image Mappings, Network Profiles, Storage Profiles, Volumes, Tags, and Services
  • Create, modify, manage, and deploy Blueprints
  • Connect to a Kubernetes Cluster and manage images and deployments
  • Customize services and virtual machines with cloudConfig
  • Configure and manage the Service Broker
  • Configure and manage ABX actions, custom properties, event broker subscriptions, and VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ workflows
  • Integrate with vRealize Orchestrator
  • Install vRealize Automation with VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™
  • Describe Cloud Automation Services (Cloud Assembly and Code Stream).
  • Use logs and CLI commands to monitor and troubleshoot vRealize Automation


1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
2 User Interface Enhancements
• Describe how to use vRealize Operations to manage the software-defined data center
• Identify features and benefits of vRealize Operations
3 Deploying vRealize Operations
• Design and size a vRealize Operations cluster
• Install a vRealize Operations cluster
• Configure a vRealize Operations cluster for high availability
• Describe different vRealize Operations deployment scenarios
• Describe how to use vRealize Lifecycle Manager to deploy vRealize Operations
4 vRealize Operations Architecture and Certificates
• Describe the functions of the components in a vRealize Operations node
• Identify the types of nodes and their roles in a vRealize Operations cluster
• Recognize how a node’s components interact to achieve scalability and availability
• Identify ways that data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations
• Describe vRealize Operations certificates
5 vRealize Operations Concepts and Policies
• Identify the tasks that can be performed in the administration and product user interfaces
• Describe dashboards and their usage
• Use tags to group objects
• Create policies for various types of workloads
• Explain how policy inheritance works
6 Performance Optimization
• Assess the performance of your environment to determine which data centers need optimization
• Define the business and operational intents for a given data center
• Automate the process of optimizing and balancing the workloads in data centers
• Report on the results of optimization efforts
7 Capacity Optimization and Costing
• Define capacity planning terms
• Understand capacity planning models
• Assess the overall capacity of a data center and identify optimization recommendations
• Recognize options for rightsizing virtual machines (VMs)
• Run what-if scenarios for adding workloads to a data center
• Run what-if scenarios to plan the migration of workloads to the public cloud
8 Managing Configurations and Troubleshooting Pillars
• Recognize how to troubleshoot issues by monitoring alerts
• Use step-by-step workflows to troubleshoot different vSphere objects
• Assess your environment’s compliance to standards
• View the configurations of VMware vSphere® objects in your environment
9 Operating System and Application Monitoring
• Recognize how the Service Discovery manager and Telegraf fits into the vRealize Operations OS and app monitoring
• Deploy the Application remote collector
• Monitor the operating system and applications by using Telegraf
10 Custom Alert Definition
• Create symptom definitions
• Create recommendations, actions, and notifications
• Create alert definitions that monitor resource demand in hosts and VMs
11 Custom Views and Reports
• Build and use custom views in your environment
• Create custom reports for presenting data about your environment
12 Custom Dashboards
• Create dashboards that use predefined and custom widgets
• Configure widgets to interact with other widgets and other dashboards
• Configure the Scoreboard widget to use a metric configuration file
• Manage dashboards by grouping dashboards and sharing dashboards with users
13 Super Metrics
• Recognize different types of super metrics
• Create super metrics and associate them with objects
• Enable super metrics in policies
14 User Access Control
• Recognize how users are authorized to access objects
• Determine privilege priorities when a user has multiple privileges
• Import users and user groups from an LDAP source
15 Extending and Managing a vRealize Operations Deployment
• Identify the management packs that are available to your environment
• Install and configure a management pack
• Monitor the health of a vRealize Operations cluster
• Generate a support bundle
• View vRealize Operations logs and audit reports
• Perform vRealize Operations cluster management tasks

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