VMware vRealize Automation


VMware vRealize Automation

This training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize Automation. This course covers the configuration and use of the vRealize Automation platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of multivendor cloud services. This class also helps students understand and achieve the benefits of automation as a component of the software-defined data center. Students who complete this course may enroll in an advanced vRealize Automation course.

Target Audience

  • Experienced system administrators, cloud administrators, system integrators, and operational developers


  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] or equivalent knowledge

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe the vRealize Automation architecture and use case in today’s multivendor cloud environments
  • Install and configure vRealize Automation 6.2
  • Deploy Distributed Execution Managers and agents for vRealize Automation connectivity
  • Configure endpoints to support compute fabric connectivity
  • Manage vRealize Automation 6.2 entities on VMware hardware, third-party hardware, and cloud infrastructures
  • Configure vRealize Automation infrastructure services
  • Configure and manage tenants and blueprints
  • Configure and manage a service catalog
  • Configure and manage role-based access control
  • Request and manage machines through the user portal
  • Analyze and configure vRealize Automation workflows
  • Integrate VMware vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation
  • Automate application provisioning with VMware vRealize Application Services
  • Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
  • Manage cost reporting with VMware vRealize Business



Course Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction

  • Course outline

Section 2: Architecture and Components

  • Components of a vRealize Automation deployment 
  • Design options for vRealize Automation
  • vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
  • vRealize Automation integration with other VMware products
  • Concept of multitenancy
  • Abstraction layers of the vRealize Automation cloud
  • Administrator roles used by vRealize Automation

Section 3: Installation

  • vRealize Automation installation prerequisites
  • vRealize Automation appliances and component installers
  • vRealize Automation installation procedure

Section 4: Configuring IaaS

  • Relationships between vRealize Automation entities
  • Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
  • Identity how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
  • Define vRealize Automation roles
  • Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
  • Create tenants
  • Create and manage reservations for compute resources

Section 5: Blueprints and Catalog Services

  • Create and manage single-machine and multimachine blueprints
  • Manage service catalog items with entitlements and approval policies

Section 6: Provisioning Services

  • Provision new machines and services
  • Manage self-provisioned machines
  • Create approval policies
  • Identify approval policy levels and approval phases
  • Use custom properties
  • Use build profiles
  • Use the property dictionary

Section 7: Extensibility

  • Identify extensibility and customization options
  • Use vRealize Orchestrator
  • Configure plug-ins for external integration
  • Use the Advanced Service Designer
  • Create custom forms and services

Section 8: Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Identify and verify inactive and abandoned resources
  • Manage machine leases
  • Manage machine reclamation

Section 9: Operational Management

  • Configure vRealize Business
  • Report financial data for a cloud infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot common vRealize Business problems



Section 10: Managing Applications

  • Define the role of vRealize Application Services
  • vRealize Application Services infrastructure components and requirements
  • Deploy and manage vRealize Application Services
  • Configure application provisioning
  • Create, manage, and update applications
  • Manage catalog services