This is a five-day course that is a follow-on to the VMware vRealize® Automation™ Install, Configure, Manage course. In this course, you go deeper into using the advanced features of vRealize Automation to deploy user systems and interface vRealize Automation with other platforms. The course covers deploying and enterprise level cluster environment using VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™.
This course makes heavy use of hands-on labs. Students can run 41 labs during the 5-day course.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Create and configure advanced blueprints with complex YAML and cloudConfig.
Use vRealize Automation advanced blueprints to deploy an actual 2-tier DB-Server using MySQL and phpMyAdmin.
Practice troubleshooting techniques with advanced YAML blueprints in vRealize Automation.
Use advanced VMware NSX-TTM Data Center networking features including NAT, routed networks, load balancers, security groups, and tags.
Configure subscriptions to use VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ workflows and create custom actions using XaaS.
Configure and use ABX actions in vRealize Automation subscription
Describe various options to integrate vRealize Automation with Kubernetes
Create VMware Code Stream™ pipelines.
Configure vRealize Automation to integrate with configuration management tools such as Puppet and Ansible.
Create and use Ansible playbooks that integrate with vRealize Automation.
Configure security certificates in vRealize Automation from external Certificate Authorities.
Configure VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™ to deploy VMware Identity Manager™ and vRealize Automation clusters.
Describe the steps involved in VMware Identity Manager and vRealize Automation cluster deployment and scale-out.
Describe the clustered deployment architecture, including Kubernetes pods and services.
Use vracli commands, log files, and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ to troubleshoot vRealize Automation and vRealize Automation deployments.
Who Can Benefit
Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for using the advanced features of vRealize Automation in enterprise deployments.
This course requires completion of VMware vRealize Install Configure Manage [V8.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 VMware vSphere® DRS cluster with resource pools.
Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster.
Create and deploy a simple blueprint in vRealize Automation 8.x
Use cloudConfig in vRealize Automation blueprints
Configure infrastructure in vRealize Automation 8.x
VMware vSphere® 7.0
VMware vRealize Automation 8.1
VMware vRealize Orchestrator 8.1
VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™ 8.1
VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0
Introductions and course logistics
Use advanced YAML and cloudConfig to deploy a functioning 2-tier application with a phpMyAdmin front-end server and a MySQL database server
Use troubleshooting techniques to debug problems in advanced YAML blueprints
List the log files that can aid in troubleshooting blueprint deployment
Use NSX-T advanced features in blueprints
Interfacing to IPAMs
Use NSX-T Data Center NAT in blueprints
Use NSX-T Data Center routed networks
Use NSX-T Data Center load balancers
Use NSX-T Data Center security groups
Use tags with NSX-T Data Center network profiles
Using vRealize Orchestrator Workflows for Extensibility
Creating Day-2 Actions with vRealize Orchestrator workflows
Troubleshoot vRealize Orchestrator cluster issues
Use vRealize Orchestrator to add computer objects to Active Directory when vRealize Automation deploys blueprints
Use a tagging approach to vRealize Orchestrator workflows
Use dynamic forms with vRealize Orchestrator
Using ABX Actions
Determine when to use ABX and when to use vRealize Orchestrator
Using ABX to create day-2 Actions
Calling PowerShell from ABX
Define basic Kubernetes terminologies such as pod, service, and deployment
List various options to integrate vRealize Automation with Kubernetes
Connect to an existing native Kubernetes cluster
Integrate Kubernetes with VMware® Pivotal Container Service
Code Stream Administration
Create and use CI/CD pipelines
Use the Code Stream user interface
Add states and tasks to a Code Stream pipeline
Integrating vRealize Automation with GitLab
Define Git, GitLab, and GitHub
Configure GitLab to support vRealize Automation blueprints
Integrate vRealize Automation with GitLab
Manage blueprints using GitLab source control
Describe the use case of Ansible and Ansible Tower
Connect to Ansible Tower
Use Ansible playbooks
Use Puppet in configuration management
Use vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in a clustered deployment
Configure External Certificates
Configure NSX-T Data Center load balancer
Install or scale out VMware Identity Manager to support High Availability
Install or scale vRealize Automation using clustered deployment
Clustered Deployment Architecture
List of Kubernetes Pods
The vRealize Automation Kubernetes architecture
Relationship of Kubernetes pods to services
Logs and their locations
Blueprint deployment workflow with Kubernetes service interaction
Backup strategies and potential problems
Troubleshooting vRealize Automation
vracli commands and when to use them
Check the status of Kubernetes pods and services
Correct the state of pods and services
Diagnose and solve vRealize Automation infrastructure problems
Diagnose and solve vRealize Automation failures to deploy blueprints and services
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
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Great instructor, clear and concise course. Labs were easy to follow and worked perfectly.
had a good time with the course, however some topics were left out due to the compact amount of time for training.
ExitCertified provided great learning material and the instructor was great.
The class covered the concepts needed for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification.
Overall it was a good bootcamp. A lot to cover so it is understandable that the pace had to be a little fast.