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Nutanix Multicloud Automation Administration (NMCAA)

This course teaches you the skills needed to install, configure, operate, and manage Nutanix X-Play and Nutanix Calm (renamed to Nutanix Cloud Manager (NCM) Self-Service). Skills Gained In this...

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$2,200 USD
Course Code NMCAA65
Duration 2 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This course teaches you the skills needed to install, configure, operate, and manage Nutanix X-Play and Nutanix Calm (renamed to Nutanix Cloud Manager (NCM) Self-Service).

Skills Gained

In this course, you will explore a number of subjects including:

  • How to perform codeless task automation using X-Play and its actions gallery, plays, and playbooks
  • What Nutanix Calm is, how to install and configure it, and how to use the Marketplace to launch blueprints and runbooks
  • How to create single- and multi-VM blueprints, and how to publish them to the Marketplace for consumption
  • How to manage an application
  • How to identify issues with Nutanix Calm and X-Play

Who Can Benefit

  • IT administrators who manage Nutanix clusters and want a detailed deep dive into multicloud automation using Nutanix Calm
  • Anyone pursuing the Nutanix Certified Professional - Multicloud Automation (NCP-MCA) certification

Prerequisites

This advanced course requires you to possess a basic Nutanix system administration skill set which includes:

  • Familiarity with traditional virtualization storage architectures
  • Hands-on experience with the Prism and Command-line interfaces
  • An understanding of Nutanix core concepts and definitions, which can be found here
  • These skills can be acquired by attending one of our basic admin courses (Enterprise Cloud Administration), or through on-the-job experience working on a Nutanix system for at least 6 months.

Course Details

IT Operations Automation Using X-Play

  • IT automation with Nutanix
  • Task automation using X-Play

Hands-on Labs

  • Prism Element and Prism Central Setup
  • Creating a Manually Triggered Playbook
  • Creating an Alert Triggered Playbook

Application Automation Using Nutanix Calm

  • Introduction to Nutanix Calm
  • Nutanix Calm Deployment Models
  • Installing and Configuring Nutanix Calm
  • Working with the Calm Marketplace
  • Nutanix Calm Plug-ins

Hands-on Labs

  • Enabling Calm
  • Creating a Calm Project

Working with Blueprints and Runbooks

  • Introduction to Calm Blueprints
  • Creating a Single-VM Blueprint
  • Creating a Multi-VM Blueprint
  • Publishing and Launching a Blueprint
  • Using the Marketplace Manager
  • Managing Applications
  • Working with Endpoints and Runbooks

Hands-on Labs: Single VM Blueprints

  • Creating a Single VM Blueprint
  • Downloading and Launching a Blueprint
  • Publishing a Single VM Blueprint to the Marketplace
  • Launching a Blueprint from the Marketplace
  • Unpublishing and Deleting a Blueprint
  • Importing a Blueprint

Hands-on Labs: Multi VM Blueprints and Runbooks

  • Creating a Multi-VM Blueprint
  • Creating Services
  • Adding Dependencies
  • Configuring Day 2 Operations
  • Launching the Full LAMP Stack
  • Configuring Endpoints
  • Configuring and Executing a Runbook

Advanced Calm Actions and Blueprint Management

  • Macros
  • Scripts
  • The Library
  • Categories

Identifying Issues with Calm and X-Play

  • Identifying Causes of Deployment Failure
  • Validating Playbook Configurations
  • Log Collection

Hands-on Labs

  • Import a Problem Blueprint
  • Troubleshoot a Problem Blueprint
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