Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware vRealize Operations for Operators [V6.x]


LENGTH: 16 Hours (2 days)

PRICE: $1,700.00


This two-day course is designed for data center operators who are responsible for the day-to-day management of a VMware vSphere® environment using VMware vRealize® Operations™. This course will teach you how to use vRealize Operations as a forensic and predictive tool. The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 6.5, VMware vCenter Server® 6.5, and vRealize Operations 6.6.

Note: If you have taken the VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage course, duplicate content makes this course unsuitable for you.

Product Alignment
•  vRealize Operations 6.6
•  ESXi 6.5
•  vCenter Server 6.5


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Navigate the VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ user interface
•  Use views and reports to gather information about the environment
•  Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues
•  Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization, and perform capacity planning and what-if analyses
•  Use tags and groups to logically organize objects, for example, by application, by organization, or by
•  Configure policies to meet the operational needs of your environment


Operators responsible for the day-to-day operation of a vSphere environment


This class requires completion of one of the following courses, or system administration experience with vSphere deployments:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]
•  VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5]


1. Course Introduction

    Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

2. Introduction to vRealize Operations

    Describe how vRealize Operations is used to manage the software-defined data center
    Describe the features and benefits of vRealize Operations

3. vRealize Operations User Interface

    Navigate the main areas of the user interface
    Explain the importance of inventory trees
    View widgets and dashboards on the Home page
    View inventory trees and objects on the Environment page

4. vRealize Operations Concepts

    Use views to gather information about the environment
    Create reports about the environment
    Explain how data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations
    List the functions of the analytics component
    Discuss key indicators in the user interface that provide warnings about potential problems
    Use alerts to identify root causes for performance, capacity, and utilization problems
    Use symptoms to indicate a potential problem
    Use badges to visually analyze your environment to identify good or bad conditions for the entire environment

5. Troubleshooting System Health Issues

    Discuss the process for troubleshooting system health problems
    Troubleshoot system health alerts
    Troubleshoot a user’s performance problem
    Use health weather maps and heat maps to monitor system health

6. Capacity Planning

    Define capacity planning terminology
    Discuss capacity planning models
    Monitor for capacity risk in the environment
    Troubleshoot risk issues
    Troubleshoot efficiency issues
    Identify ways to optimize resource use
    Use projects to perform what-if scenarios

7. Tags, Application Groups, and Custom Object Groups

    Use tags and applications to group objects
    Create custom object groups in the environment

8. Policies

    List guidelines for customizing vRealize Operations 
    Import and export content
    Create policies for various types of workloads
    Explain how policy inheritance works

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