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VMware vRealize Automation: Install Configure Manage [V7.3]


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, 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.


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


This course requires completion of one of the following courses:
• VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]
• VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.5]

Experience with working at the command line is helpful.

The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
• Install and configure VMware ESX®/VMware ESXi™
• Install VMware 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

If you are unable to complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage.


1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture
• Describe the software-defined data center
• Explain the purpose of vRealize Automation
• Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
• Describe where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product line
• Discuss use cases for vRealize Automation
• 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
• Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products

3 Authentication, Fabric, and Tenants
• Describe identity management in vRealize Automation
• Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
• Identify the appropriate roles for specific tasks in vRealize Automation
• Create tenants
• Explain multitenant leading practices
• Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities
• Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
• Identify how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
• Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
• Create and manage reservations for compute resources

4 Converged Blueprints, Containers and Catalog Management
• Define blueprints
• Identify the process and options for configuring blueprints
• Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine
• Create a blueprint with multiple virtual machines
• Use parameters in blueprints
• Create and manage containers
• Identify the role of the service catalog
• Define catalog items
• Use entitlements to manage catalog items

5 Consuming Catalog Services
• Request a single-machine service
• Monitor the service provisioning status
• Reconfigure a provisioned machine
• Manage snapshots
• Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
• Identify approval policy level
• Identify approval phases
• Create and apply approval policies for catalog items
• Use custom properties to modify the provisioning process
• Use property groups to group sets of custom properties
• Use the property dictionary to modify the provisioning process

6 Integrating NSX
• Identify NSX capabilities
• Describe the NSX components that vRealize Automation uses
• Describe the benefits of NSX integration with vRealize Automation
• Integrate vRealize Automation with NSX
• Use NSX elements in vRealize Automation blueprints

7 Application Authoring
• Detail the lifecycle of a vRealize Automation application deployment
• Author an application blueprint
• Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog

8 Monitoring and Reclamation
• Identify how to monitor resource use
• Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
• Demonstrate how to manage machine leases
• Monitor system events

9 vRealize Automation Extensibility
• Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility tools
• Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility use cases
• Use vRealize CloudClient to export a blueprint
• Use vRealize Orchestrator
• Use vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins for external integration
• Describe anything-as-a-service (XaaS) components
• Create an XaaS blueprint
• Describe how the event broker service enhances extensibility
• Identify the appropriate subscription types and options for a subscription
• Describe the two event broker event types
• Identify the three event broker phases
• Illustrate the master workflow
• Describe the necessary requirements for passing custom properties to workflows
• Explain how the event broker helps with day 2 operations
• Use scale-in and scale-out to size virtual appliances
• Integrate vSphere VM storage policies into blueprints.

10 vRealize Automation Installation
• Explain the vRealize Automation installation prerequisites
• Describe the vRealize Automation installation procedure
• Perform a vRealize Automation appliance deployment
• Configure the vRealize Automation appliance

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