Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware vRealize Operations: Install Configure Manage [V6.6]


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: $4,250.00


This five-day course, designed for experienced VMware vSphere® users, teaches you how to use VMware vRealize® Operations™ as a forensic and predictive tool.
Based on VMware ESXi™ 6.5, VMware vCenter Server® 6.5, and vRealize Operations 6.6, this course includes instruction on advanced capabilities, including customization and management.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Navigate the vRealize Operations user interface
• Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues
• Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization
• Perform capacity planning and what-if analyses
• Use workload placement to rebalance workloads
• Configure policies to meet the operational needs of the environment
• Customize vRealize Operations by creating alert definitions, symptom definitions, views, reports, dashboards, and super metrics
• Give users and user groups controlled access to the environment
• Monitor operating systems and applications
• Extend capabilities of vRealize Operations by adding management packs and solutions
• Scale a vRealize Operations deployment and make it highly available
• Install and configure vRealize Operations
• Monitor and maintain a vRealize Operations deployment


Experienced system administrators and system integrators, and consultants responsible for customizing vRealize Operations content


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

 Or system administration experience with vSphere deployments


Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

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

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

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 issues
• Use alerts to identify root causes for performance, capacity, and utilization issues
• Use symptoms to indicate a potential issue
• Use badges to visually analyze your environment to identify good or bad conditions for the entire environment

Troubleshooting System Health Issues
• Discuss the process for troubleshooting system health issues
• Troubleshoot system health alerts
• Troubleshoot a user’s performance issue
• Use health weather maps and heat maps to monitor system health

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

Tags, Application Groups, and Custom Object Groups
• Use tags and applications to group objects
• Create custom object groups in the environment

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

Intelligent Workload Placement
• Identify scenarios that use intelligent workload placement
• Use intelligent workload placement to rebalance workloads across the environment
• Use policies to drive workload balance plan recommendations

Custom Alert Definitions
• Create symptom definitions
• Create recommendations and use actions
• Create actions
• Create notifications
• Create alert definitions

Custom Views
• Build and use custom views in your environment

Custom Dashboards
• Create custom dashboards
• Configure widgets
• Configure widget interactions
• Configure the Scoreboard widget to use a metric configuration file
• Configure dashboard navigation
• Specify the dashboard used on the Summary tab of an object
• Organize dashboards in folders
• Share dashboards

Super Metrics
• Create super metrics
• Enable super metrics in policies

User Access Control
• Explain how users are authorized to access objects
• Explain how privileges are prioritized when a user has multiple privileges
• Create local users and user groups
• Import users and user groups from an LDAP source

Operating System and Application Monitoring
• Deploy operating system and application monitoring
• Monitor operating systems and applications

Management Packs
• Explore the management packs that are available for your environment
• Install and configure a management pack

Architecture, Scalability, and Availability
• Describe the function of the components in a node
• Describe the roles in a vRealize Operations cluster
• Explain how a node’s components interact to achieve scalability and availability

Deploying vRealize Operations
• Install a vRealize Operations cluster
• Configure a vRealize Operations cluster
• Monitor the health of a vRealize Operations cluster
• Generate a support bundle
• View logs
• Perform cluster management tasks


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