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VMware vRealize Automation: Install Configure Manage [V7.x]


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: $4,250.00


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.


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


Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing VMware Horizon solutions


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


 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

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