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VMware Cloud Automation: Design and Deploy [v7.1]


Price £3,520 before tax
Length: 5 Days
Course code: VMW_VCADD7
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This five-day course focuses on designing and deploying an enterprise cloud by using a distributed architecture deployment of VMware vRealize® Automation™. The lecture and labs concentrate on designing an enterprise cloud architecture and the effective implementation of a vRealize Automation distributed deployment according to VMware recommended best practices.


Apply enterprise design principles
•  Design and deploy a tiered VMware vSphere® resource architecture for CPU, storage, and network resources, including VMware NSX®
•  Design and deploy a vRealize Automation distributed infrastructure for an enterprise cloud
•  Design and deploy a CA certificate/single sign-on architecture that includes Active Directory integration to support the enterprise cloud infrastructure
•  Design and deploy an administration architecture of roles for an enterprise cloud
•  Design and deploy a tenant-and-business group architecture for an enterprise cloud
•  Design and deploy compute resources, reservation policies, network profiles, and reservations to support your enterprise cloud
•  Use XaaS to extend vRealize Automation into other enterprise systems
•  Integrate vRealize Automation with IP address management systems and asset management systems 
•  Describe VMware vCloud® Air™ integration for elastic clouds
•  Describe the location and identity of all log files that relate to vRealize Automation troubleshooting
•  Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ to manage and monitor distributed vRealize Automation deployments


Experienced system administrators, cloud administrators, system integrators, and deployment consultants


This class requires understanding the concepts and topics presented in the following courses:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
•  VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage


  1. Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics

    • Course objectives

  2. Enterprise Design Principles

    • Create a design foundation for an enterprise cloud by identifying business requirements, typical business solutions, constraints, assumptions, and risks

    • Create a conceptual design for an enterprise cloud

    • Create a logical design for an enterprise cloud

    • Use key enterprise design principles to create a vSphere infrastructure for the enterprise cloud

  3. Security Infrastructure

    • Design a certificate authority architecture

    • Create certificate signing requests for your vRealize Automation servers

    • Create certificates for your vRealize Automation servers

    • Use the VMware hardened virtual appliance

    • Use VMware Identity Manager™

  4. vRealize Automation Distributed Architecture

    • Design and deploy the vRealize Automation solution in a highly available, distributed architecture

    • Use vRealize Orchestrator in external and internal clusters

    • Use cloudutil.exe and skills to control which DEM servers are used with specific endpoints

    • Describe the proper configuration of NSX load balancers for a highly available, distributed architecture

  5. Administration Role Architecture

    • Design either an expanded administration role architecture or a compressed administration role architecture for an enterprise cloud

  6. Tenants and Business Groups

    • Design an optimum tenant and business group architecture for your enterprise cloud, using either a single-tenant or a multitenant model

    • Describe the use of vRealize CloudClient in a multitenancy context

  7. Cloud Resource Design

    • Design an enterprise cloud that is based on a multitiered architecture

    • Design naming standards in vRealize Automation to support your tenant-and-business group architecture

    • Use composite blueprints in an enterprise deployment

    • Use data center location in an enterprise deployment to control where systems are provisioned

    • Design a unified self-service catalog

    • Design service entitlements in an enterprise deployment

    • Design and use governance and approvals

  8. Extensibility and the Enterprise

    • Describe vCloud Air and elastic clouds

    • Describe the role of vRealize Orchestrator in vRealize Automation extensibility

    • Use IaaS extensibility and the vRealize Automation event broker system

    • Extend vRealize Automation to an asset management system

    • Extend vRealize Automation to an IP address management system

    • Use NSX on-demand components

  9. Enterprise Management

    • Use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ and the vRealize Automation management pack

    • Use vRealize Log Insight in vRealize Automation enterprise management

    • Manage costs

    • Manage resource use

    • Replace expired security certificates

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