During this course, equivalent to five days of training, 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.
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
Who Can Benefit
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] OR 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.
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
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™
vRealize Automation Tenancy
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
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
Blueprints and Catalog Management
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
Export blueprints using Cloudclient
Define software components
Design software components and application blueprints
Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog
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
Describe the benefits of using custom forms
Use the custom Form Editor
Define read-only fields
Use vRealize Orchestrator actions in custom forms
Integrating VMware NSX
Integrate vRealize Automation and VMware NSX
Use VMware NSX elements in vRealize Automation blueprints
Introduction to Extensibility
Describe the Event Broker
Describe the master workflow
Create an XaaS blueprint
Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
Identify approval policy levels
Identify approval phases
Create and apply approval policies for catalog items
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
vRealize Automation Integration with Containers
Describe how Docker and Kubernetes can manage containers
Describe vSphere Integrated Containers
vRealize Automation Integration with vRealize Suite
Describe the use cases and benefits of using vRealize Lifecycle Manager to manage a vRealize
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
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,
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.
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.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
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.
How do I get started with certification?
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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
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