Automation: Design and Deploy [7.6]

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

This five-day course focuses on designing and deploying an enterprise cloud by using a distributed architecture deployment of VMware vRealize® Automation™. This course discusses the benefits and risks of available design alternatives and provides information that helps in making sound design decisions. You follow a proven approach to design and deploy an enterprise cloud that is available, scalable, manageable, secure, and that is built according to VMware best practices. During this class, you apply your new knowledge by working with other participants to design and deploy a vRealize Automation solution for a real-world project.


This class requires understanding the concepts and topics presented in the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x]
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.x]

Who Can Benefit

VMware consultants and partners who need to deploy vRealize Automation on an enterprise scale.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introductions and course logistics
  • Lesson 2: Course objectives

Module 2: Enterprise Design Principles

  • Lesson 1: Create a design foundation for an enterprise cloud by identifying business requirements, typical business solutions, constraints, assumptions, and risks
  • Lesson 2: Create a conceptual design for an enterprise cloud
  • Lesson 3: Create a logical design for an enterprise cloud
  • Lesson 4: Use key enterprise design principles to create a vSphere infrastructure for the enterprise cloud
  • Lesson 5: Leverage VMware Validated Designs

Module 3: Security Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Design a certificate authority architecture
  • Lesson 2: Create certificate signing requests for your vRealize Automation servers
  • Lesson 3: Create certificates for your vRealize Automation servers
  • Lesson 4: Identify the steps required to secure a vRealize Automation deployment
  • Lesson 5: Use vRealize Automation’s embedded VMware Identity Manager™

Module 4: vRealize Automation Distributed Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Design and deploy the vRealize Automation solution in a highly available, distributed architecture
  • Lesson 2: Identify the components of a distributed vRealize Automation deployment
  • Lesson 3: Use cloudutil.exe and skills to control which DEM servers are used with specific endpoints
  • Lesson 4: Describe the proper configuration of NSX load balancers for a highly available, distributed architecture

Module 5: Administration Role Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Design either an expanded administration role architecture or a compressed administration role architecture for an enterprise cloud

Module 6: Tenants and Business Groups

  • Lesson 1: Design an optimum tenant and business group architecture for your enterprise cloud, using either a single-tenant or a multitenant model
  • Lesson 2: Describe use of vRealize CloudClient in a multitenancy contex

Module 7: Cloud Resource Design in vRealize Automation

  • Lesson 1: Design an enterprise cloud that is based on a multitiered architecture
  • Lesson 2: Design naming standards in vRealize Automation to support your tenant-and-business group architecture
  • Lesson 3: Use composite blueprints in an enterprise deployment
  • Lesson 4: Use data center location in an enterprise deployment to control where systems are provisioned
  • Lesson 5: Design a unified self-service catalog
  • Lesson 6: Design service entitlements in an enterprise deployment
  • Lesson 7: Design and use governance and approvals
  • Lesson 8: Create custom forms
  • Lesson 9: Use the VMware CloudClient

Module 8: Extensibility in the Enterprise Cloud

  • Lesson 1: Describe the role of vRealize Orchestrator in vRealize Automation extensibility
  • Lesson 2: Use IaaS extensibility and the vRealize Automation event broker system
  • Lesson 3: Extend vRealize Automation to an asset management system
  • Lesson 4: Extend vRealize Automation to an IP address management system
  • Lesson 5: Extend vRealize Automation to Active Directory

Module 9: Enterprise Management

  • Lesson 1: Use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ and the vRealize Automation management pack
  • Lesson 2: Use vRealize Log Insight in vRealize Automation enterprise management
  • Lesson 3: Manage costs
  • Lesson 4: Manage resource use
  • Lesson 5: Use VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™
  • Lesson 6: Replace expired security certificates

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Automation: Design and Deploy [7.6]

5 Day
Classroom, Virtual


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