Automation: Orchestration and Extensibility [V7.6]

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

During this five-day course, you focus on using VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ to extend the functionality of VMware vRealize® Automation™. You learn how to provide XaaS (Anything as a Service) and implement Machine Lifecycle Extensibility using the vRealize Automation Event Broker. You also learn how to create vRealize Orchestrator workflows. Features include basic scripting implementation along with logic processing to implement a variety of functions to use in your environment. This course teaches implementing debugging, loops, conditions, and user interactions in vRealize Orchestrator. The course introduces the new vRealize Orchestrator HTML 5 interface, along with API calls and REST functions, to give the groundwork to implement a variety of plugins and scripts. This course was designed to give you the tools to craft custom solutions in the product.


This course requires the following prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of VMware vSphere®
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.x] course or equivalent knowledge
  • Working knowledge of scripting or programming using JavaScript, Windows PowerShell, Perl, Java, Python, or similar languages. All code is provided during class.

Who Can Benefit

Experienced VMware administrators, automation and orchestration specialists, system integrators, and private cloud and public cloud administrators

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

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

Module 2: Enterprise Cloud Architecture and Components

  • Lesson 1: Describe how to extend enterprise systems
  • Lesson 2: Define the purpose of vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 3: Outline the purpose of vRealize Orchestrator

Module 3: vRealize Orchestrator Workflow Basics

  • Lesson 1: Create vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 2: Use logs in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 3: Use variables in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 4: Use parameter bindings in vRealize Orchestrator workflows

Module 4: vRealize Orchestrator Workflow Design Considerations

  • Lesson 1: Apply configuration elements in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 2: Use resource elements in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 3: Construct scriptable tasks in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 4: Create vRealize Orchestrator actions
  • Lesson 5: Implement user interactions in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Lesson 6: Change user interaction with input presentation

Module 5: Developing vRealize Orchestrator Workflows

  • Lesson 1: Implement decision elements and switch elements in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 2: Use switch elements in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 3: Employ debugging in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 4: Use loops in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 5: Explain exception handling in vRealize Orchestrator workflows

Module 6: Introduction to vRealize Automation Extensibility

  • Lesson 1: Outline vRealize Automation components and functionality
  • Lesson 2: Implement extensibility in vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 3: Use NSX on-demand components in blueprints

Module 7: Extending vRealize Automation with Event Broker

  • Lesson 1: Describe how the event broker enhances extensibility
  • Lesson 2: Explain event broker functionality
  • Lesson 3: Discuss event-based processes
  • Lesson 4: Illustrate the master workflow
  • Lesson 5: Demonstrate how information exchange occurs between event broker and vRealize Orchestrator

Module 8: Unified Services in vRealize Automation

  • Lesson 1: Create and request XaaS blueprints
  • Lesson 2: Use XaaS actions to provide day 2 operations
  • Lesson 3: Use form designer to enhance user interaction
  • Lesson 4: Use custom forms to enhance user interaction

Module 9: API Tools

  • Lesson 1: Describe the API interfaces available in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Lesson 2: Use vRealize Orchestration Rest API
  • Lesson 3: Use vRealize Cloud Client

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Automation: Orchestration and Extensibility [V7.6]

5 Day
Classroom, Virtual


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