Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.6]

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

During this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize® Automation™. You 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.


Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vRealize Automation.

Who Can Benefit

This course requires completion of one of the following courses: • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.x] Experience with working at the command line is helpful. This course requires that a student be able to perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • Create VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers and folders
  • Create a virtual machine using a wizard or a template
  • Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster with resource pools.
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster.
  • If you cannot perform all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite courses before enrolling in VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

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

Module 2: vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Explain the role of vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 2: Describe where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product stack
  • Lesson 3: Identify the components of a vRealize Automation simple deployment
  • Lesson 4: Identify the components of a vRealize Automation enterprise deployment
  • Lesson 5: Identify the component design options for vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 6: Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
  • Lesson 7: Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products

Module 3: vRealize Automation Installation

  • Lesson 1: Identify the prerequisites for installation
  • Lesson 2: Describe the differences between a minimal deployment and an enterprise deployment
  • Lesson 3: Describe the steps to install vRealize Automation using minimal deployment
  • Lesson 4: Describe the steps to install vRealize Automation using VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™

Module 4: vRealize Automation Tenancy

  • Lesson 1: Describe multitenancy
  • Lesson 2: Create tenant

Module 5: Authentication and Authorization

  • Lesson 1: Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 2: Describe identity management in vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 3: Identify the appropriate role for different tasks in vRealize Automation

Module 6: vRealize Automation Infrastructure Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Configure vRealize Automation endpoints
  • Lesson 2: Create Fabric Groups
  • Lesson 3: Create Business Groups
  • Lesson 4: Create Network Profiles
  • Lesson 5: Create and manage Reservations for compute resources
  • Lesson 6: Create Reservation Policies

Module 7: Blueprints and Catalog Management

  • Lesson 1: Define blueprints
  • Lesson 2: Identify the process and options for configuring a blueprint
  • Lesson 3: Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine
  • Lesson 4: Create a multitiered virtual application
  • Lesson 5: Identify the role of the service catalog
  • Lesson 6: Define catalog items
  • Lesson 7: Use entitlements to manage catalog items
  • Lesson 8: Define Cloudclient
  • Lesson 9: Export blueprints using Cloudclient

Module 8: Software Provisioning

  • Lesson 1: Define software components
  • Lesson 2: Design software components and application blueprints
  • Lesson 3: Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog

Module 9: Custom Resources and the Property Dictionary

  • Lesson 1: Use custom properties to modify the provisioning process
  • Lesson 2: Use property groups to group sets of custom properties
  • Lesson 3: Use the property dictionary to modify the provisioning process
  • Lesson 4: Use component profiles in the creation and deployment of blueprints

Module 10: Custom Forms

  • Lesson 1: Describe the benefits of using custom forms
  • Lesson 2: Use the custom Form Editor
  • Lesson 3: Define constraints
  • Lesson 4: Define read-only fields
  • Lesson 5: Use vRealize Orchestrator actions in custom forms

Module 11: Integrating VMware NSX

  • Lesson 1: Integrate vRealize Automation and VMware NSX
  • Lesson 2: Use VMware NSX elements in vRealize Automation blueprints

Module 12: Extensibility

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Extensibility
  • Lesson 2: Describe the Event Broker
  • Lesson 3: Describe the master workflow
  • Lesson 4: Create an XaaS blueprint

Module 13: Approval Policies

  • Lesson 1: Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
  • Lesson 2: Identify approval policy levels
  • Lesson 3: Identify approval phases
  • Lesson 4: Create and apply approval policies for catalog items

Module 14: Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Lesson 1: Identify how to monitor resource use
  • Lesson 2: Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
  • Lesson 3: Demonstrate how to manage machine leases
  • Lesson 4: Monitor system events
  • Lesson 5: Create a vRealize Automation system health check test
  • Lesson 6: Create a vRealize Orchestrator system health check test

Module 15: vRealize Automation Integration with Containers

  • Lesson 1: Describe Containers
  • Lesson 2: Describe how Docker and Kubernetes can manage containers
  • Lesson 3: Describe Harbor
  • Lesson 4: Describe vSphere Integrated Containers

Module 16: vRealize Automation Integration with vRealize Suite

  • Lesson 1: Describe the use cases and benefits of using vRealize Lifecycle Manager to manage a vRealize Automation deployment
  • Lesson 2: Describe VMware vRealize® Business™ for Cloud concepts
  • Lesson 3: Use vRealize Business for Cloud to manage cost
  • Lesson 4: Describe vRealize Operations Dashboard integration with vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 5: Describe dashboard features related to deployments
  • Lesson 6: Describe dashboard features related to machines

Module 17: vRealize Automation Integration with External Systems

  • Describe how vRealize Automation can be integrated with external systems including Amazon endpoints, vCloud on AWS, Azure endpoints, Google Cloud Platform endpoints, Ansible Tower integration, ServiceNow integration, and Puppet.

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