VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.0]

Course Details
Code:
EDU-VRAICM7
Tuition (USD):
$3,000.00 • Classroom (5 days)
$3,000.00 • Virtual (5 days)

During this five-day course, you will focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize® Automation™. You will 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, and 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.

 During this five-day course, you will focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize® Automation™. You will 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, and 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.

General Information

  • Five (5) days of instructor-led classroom training

Target Audience
Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing VMware Horizon® solutions.

Prerequisites
This class requires completion of one of the following:
  • VMware vSphere 6.x: Install, Configure, Manage
  • VMware vSphere 6.x: Fast Track
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESX®/VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™
Experience with working at the command line is helpful.

The course material presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
  • Install and configure ESX/ESXi 
  • Install vCenter Server
  • Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
  • Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
  • Create and modify a standard switch
  • Create and modify a distributed switch
  • Connect an ESX/ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
  • Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
  • Enable VMware vSphere® vMotion® on an ESX/ESXi host
  • Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
  • Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster with resource pools
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster
If you are unable to complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage.

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe the vRealize Automation architecture and use cases
  • Install and configure vRealize Automation 
  • Manage vRealize Automation entities on VMware and third-party virtual, cloud, and physical infrastructures
  • Configure and manage catalogs and blueprints
  • Configure and manage business groups and reservations for compute resources on VMware, Microsoft,  Amazon, and other platforms
  • Use the self-service portal to request and manage machines in accordance with vRealize Automation approval and governance policies
  • Explain vRealize Automation extensibility and workflows
  • Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
Product Alignment
  • vRealize Automation  7
Course Modules

1  Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
2  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
3  Authentication, Fabric, and Tenants
  • Identify the authentication methods available
  • Describe identity management
  • Identify the appropriate roles for various tasks
  • Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities
  • Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
  • Identify how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
  • Define the vRealize Automation roles
  • Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
  • Create tenants
  • Create and manage reservations for compute resources
4  Converged Blueprints and Catalog Management
  • Create and manage machine blueprints, custom service blueprints, and application blueprints
  • Manage service catalog items with entitlements and approval policies
  • Create approval policies 
  • Identify approval policy levels and approval phases
5  Consuming Catalog Services
  • Provision new machines and services
  • Deploying applications
  • Updating applications
  • Manage deployments
  • Manage self-provisioned machines
  • Use custom properties 
  • Use build profiles
  • Use the property dictionary
6  Integrating VMware NSX
  • Integrate vRealize Automation with VMware NSX
  • Use VMware NSX elements in blueprints
7  Application Authoring
  • Author an application blueprint
  • Deploy an application from the service catalog
8  Monitoring and Reclamation
  • Identify and verify inactive and abandoned resources
  • Manage machine leases
  • Manage machine reclamation
9  vRealize Automation Extensibility
  • Identify extensibility and customization options
  • Configure plug-ins for external integration
  • Integrate vRealize Automation and VMware vRealize® Business™
  • Use vRealize Orchestrator
10  vRealize Automation Installation
  • Installation prerequisites
  • Installation procedure
  • Clustering
  • Upgrades and migrations
  • Migration tool
 

Course Details
Code:
EDU-VRAICM7
Tuition (USD):
$3,000.00 • Classroom (5 days)
$3,000.00 • Virtual (5 days)