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 environmentsInstall and configure vRealize Automation 6.2Deploy Distributed Execution Managers and agents for vRealize Automation connectivityConfigure endpoints to support compute fabric connectivityManage vRealize Automation 6.2 entities on VMware hardware, third-party hardware, and cloud infrastructuresConfigure vRealize Automation infrastructure servicesConfigure and manage tenants and blueprintsConfigure and manage a service catalogConfigure and manage role-based access controlRequest and manage machines through the user portalAnalyze and configure vRealize Automation workflowsIntegrate VMware vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize AutomationAutomate application provisioning with VMware vRealize Application ServicesManage and monitor machines and resource reclamationManage 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 AutomationvRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioningvRealize Automation integration with other VMware productsConcept of multitenancyAbstraction layers of the vRealize Automation cloudAdministrator roles used by vRealize Automation
Section 3: Installation
vRealize Automation installation prerequisitesvRealize Automation appliances and component installersvRealize Automation installation procedure
Section 4: Configuring IaaS
Relationships between vRealize Automation entitiesIdentify and configure vRealize Automation endpointsIdentity how vRealize Automation discovers compute resourcesDefine vRealize Automation rolesIdentify fabric groups, business groups, and reservationsCreate tenantsCreate and manage reservations for compute resources
Section 5: Blueprints and Catalog Services
Create and manage single-machine and multimachine blueprintsManage service catalog items with entitlements and approval policies
Section 6: Provisioning Services
Provision new machines and servicesManage self-provisioned machinesCreate approval policiesIdentify approval policy levels and approval phasesUse custom propertiesUse build profilesUse the property dictionary
Section 7: Extensibility
Identify extensibility and customization optionsUse vRealize OrchestratorConfigure plug-ins for external integrationUse the Advanced Service DesignerCreate custom forms and services
Section 8: Monitoring and Reclamation
Identify and verify inactive and abandoned resourcesManage machine leasesManage machine reclamation
Section 9: Operational Management
Configure vRealize BusinessReport financial data for a cloud infrastructureTroubleshoot common vRealize Business problems  
Section 10: Managing Applications
Define the role of vRealize Application ServicesvRealize Application Services infrastructure components and requirementsDeploy and manage vRealize Application ServicesConfigure application provisioningCreate, manage, and update applicationsManage catalog services