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Data Center Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI

  • Tuition USD $4,250 GSA  $3,532.75
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1527 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-DCAVROP
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This five-day course teaches experienced VMware vSphere® administrators how to use the powerful automation tools that all vSphere customers have access to. Using real-world use cases and examples, you will learn how to automate day-to-day administration tasks with VMware vSphere® PowerCLI and VMware vRealize® Orchestrator. During class, you will use these tools to automate tasks in a realistic lab environment.This five-day course teaches experienced VMware vSphere® administrators how to use the powerful automation tools that all vSphere customers have access to. Using real-world use cases and examples, you will learn how to automate day-to-day administration tasks with VMware vSphere® PowerCLI and VMware vRealize® Orchestrator. During class, you will use these tools to automate tasks in a realistic lab environment.

Intended Audience
Experienced vSphere administrators who want to use available tools to automate day-to-day tasks.

Prerequisites
Completion of the following courses, or equivalent experience with vSphere deployments:

  • vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage 
     
Objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe the features and benefits of automation in a vSphere environment 
  • Understand the role of the vSphere Web Services API in automation
  • Use the Managed Object Browser (MOB) to view the structure of VMware vSphere® API and VMware vCenter Server® inventory     
  • Use vSphere PowerCLI to deploy and manage virtual machines and virtual infrastructure 
  • Run and manage library vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Design, develop, and run custom reusable vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Incorporate JavaScript into vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Select the appropriate tool for automating day-to-day tasks in vCenter Server
Course Modules
Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives 
     
Automation in vSphere
  • Identify the tools available to vSphere administrators for automation
  • Understand the benefits of automation
  • Understand the function of black boxes in programming 
     
vSphere API
  • Identify the function of an API
  • Recognize the components of the vSphere Web Services API 
  • Understand how the vSphere Web Services API is used by automation tools
  • Understand object-oriented terminology relevant to the vSphere Web Services API
  • Use the MOB to explore the vSphere object model and invoke methods 
     
vSphere PowerCLI Basics
  • Describe features of vSphere PowerCLI
  • List common tasks to perform with vSphere PowerCLI
  • Connect vSphere PowerCLI to vCenter Server and VMware ESXi hosts
  • Define variables to use in vSphere PowerCLI
  • Use basic vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets
  • Describe features of the command pipeline
  • Examine vSphere PowerCLI objects 
  • View vSphere PowerCLI object properties
  • Invoke vSphere PowerCLI object methods 
     
vSphere PowerCLI Use Cases
  • Perform day-to-day management tasks with vSphere PowerCLI 
     
Advanced vSphere PowerCLI concepts
  • Examine View objects with the Get-View cmdlet
  • Convert View objects to VIObjects
  • Invoke vSphere Web Services API methods
  • Use the Onyx tool to capture vSphere PowerCLI code 
     
vRealize Orchestrator Basics  
  • Identify vRealize Orchestrator components
  • Understand the function of plug-ins
  • Add a vCenter Server instance to the vCenter Server plug-in 
  • List the components of a workflow
  • Create a vCenter Server object with a library workflow
  • Distinguish between workflow variable types
  • Create a simple workflow
  • Create workflow input and output parameters
  • Set a workflow input parameter as an attribute
  • Understand the role of binding in workflows
  • Use a library workflow in a new workflow
  • Use the setup wizard to perform parameter binding 
     
Developing vRealize Orchestrator Workflows
  • Identify and use common vRealize Orchestrator workflow elements
  • Implement vRealize Orchestrator workflow nesting
  • List methods for calling other workflows in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Identify the information required to develop a workflow
  • Use the vRealize Orchestrator workflow scripting debugger 
     
vRealize Orchestrator Advanced
  • Create basic decision loops in workflows
  • Use a for-each loop in a workflow
  • Understand how exceptions are handled in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Use action elements in workflows
  • Capture JavaScript with Onyx and use it in a workflow 
     
vRealize Orchestrator Use Case
  • Create a workflow that deploys multiple virtual machines according to a customer specification 
     
vRealize Orchestrator PowerShell Plug-In
  • Add Windows PowerShell hosts to the vCenter Server inventory
  • Invoke scripts on Windows PowerShell hosts
  • Create Windows PowerShell workflows 
     
Guest Operations with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI
  • Understand the architecture of virtual machine guest operations
  • Identify the requirements for using guest operations
  • Perform guest operations with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI

When does class start/end?

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.

What does GTR stand for?

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.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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