VMware vRealize Automation

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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

Prerequisites

  • 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