VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage (V7.0)

VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage (V7.0) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage (V7.0) course, 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.

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Intended Audience for this VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage (V7.0) Course

  • » Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vRealize Automation

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Course Prerequisites for VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage (V7.0)

  • » 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

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VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage (V7.0) Course 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

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VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage (V7.0) Course Outline

      1. Course Introduction
        1. Introductions and course logistics
        2. Course objectives
      2. vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture
        1. Describe the software-defined data center
        2. Explain the purpose of vRealize Automation
        3. Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
        4. Describe where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product line
        5. Discuss use cases for vRealize Automation
        6. Identify the components of a vRealize Automation simple deployment
        7. Identify the components of a vRealize Automation enterprise deployment
        8. Identify the component design options for vRealize Automation
        9. Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products
      3. Authentication, Fabric, and Tenants
        1. Describe identity management in vRealize Automation
        2. Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
        3. Identify the appropriate roles for specific tasks in vRealize Automation
        4. Create tenants
        5. Explain multitenant leading practices
        6. Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities
        7. Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
        8. Identify how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
        9. Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
        10. Create and manage reservations for compute resources
      4. Converged Blueprints and Catalog Management
        1. Define blueprints
        2. Identify the process and options for configuring a blueprint
        3. Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine
        4. Create a blueprint with multiple virtual machines
        5. Identify the role of the service catalog
        6. Define catalog items
        7. Use entitlements to manage catalog items
      5. Consuming Catalog Services
        1. Request a single-machine service
        2. Monitor the service provisioning status
        3. Reconfigure a provisioned machine
        4. Manage snapshots
        5. Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
        6. Identify approval policy level
        7. Identify approval phases
        8. Create and apply approval policies for catalog items
        9. Use custom properties to modify the provisioning process
        10. Use property groups to group sets of custom properties
        11. Use the property dictionary to modify the provisioning process
      6. Integrating VMware NSX
        1. Understand VMware NSX capabilities
        2. Describe the VMware NSX components that vRealize Automation uses
        3. Describe the benefits of VMware NSX integration with vRealize Automation
        4. Integrate vRealize Automation and VMware NSX
        5. Use VMware NSX elements in vRealize Automation blueprints
      7. Application Authoring
        1. Understand the lifecycle of a vRealize Automation Application deployment
        2. Author an application blueprint
        3. Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog
      8. Monitoring and Reclamation
        1. Identify how to monitor resource use
        2. Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
        3. Demonstrate how to manage machine leases
        4. Monitor system events
      9. vRealize Automation Extensibility
        1. Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility tools
        2. Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility use cases
        3. Use vRealize CloudClient to export a blueprint
        4. Use vRealize Orchestrator
        5. Use vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins for external integration
        6. Describe anything-as-a-service (XaaS) components
        7. Create an XaaS blueprint
        8. Describe how the event broker service enhances extensibility
        9. Identify the appropriate subscription types and options for a subscription
        10. Describe the two event broker event types
        11. Identify the three event broker phases
        12. Illustrate the master workflow
        13. Describe the necessary requirements for passing custom properties to workflows
        14. Explain how the event broker helps with day 2 operations
      10. vRealize Automation Installation
        1. Explain the vRealize Automation installation prerequisites
        2. Describe the vRealize Automation installation procedure
        3. Perform a vRealize Automation appliance deployment
        4. Configure the vRealize Automation appliance

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
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  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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Award winning, world-class Instructors

John B.
John has been an information technology professional for nearly 20 years, utilizing Windows and Linux/UNIX operating environments. For the last seven years, John has focused on Virtualization utilizing a number of platforms, specializing in VMware Virtualization with ESX Server, vCenter and VMware Consolidated Backup.

He has traveled all over the North America working with numerous Fortune 500 companies and government agencies on implementations of VMware Infrastructure/vSphere. With more than 135 successful installations, John has gained experience with a wide variety of environments including all the major hardware vendors and storage providers.

In his work with clients like Siemens, Boeing, Aramark, the State of Connecticut and the City of New York, John has been instrumental in the creation of documentation, training materials, chargeback procedures for the virtual environment, and proof-of-concept analysis. Materials and documentation which John has created are currently being utilized by, literally, hundreds of clients all over the world!

In addition to working with clients on their VMware environments directly, John has also assisted numerous clients pre-virtualization in determining the appropriate path, potential ROI and cost benefit analysis of a VMware virtual environment as compared with physical servers. John understands not only the technical aspects of virtualization but the improved management and Service Agility intrinsic to any virtual environment. His ability to explain that environment in technical and non-technical terms as well has led to successful VMware Infrastructure implementations all over the United States.

John Presently holds the following VMware Certifications:
VCP3, VCP4 #45078

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