Network Insight: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

This five-day course teaches experienced VMware vSphere® administrators how to use the powerful automation tools that all vSphere customers have access to. Using real-world use cases and examples, you will learn how to automate day-to-day administration tasks with VMware vSphere® PowerCLI and VMware vRealize® Orchestrator. During class, you will use these tools to automate tasks in a realistic lab environment.This five-day course teaches experienced VMware vSphere® administrators how to use the powerful automation tools that all vSphere customers have access to. Using real-world use cases and examples, you will learn how to automate day-to-day administration tasks with VMware vSphere® PowerCLI and VMware vRealize® Orchestrator. During class, you will use these tools to automate tasks in a realistic lab environment.

Prerequisites

Completion of the following courses, or equivalent experience with vSphere deployments:

  • vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

Who Can Benefit

Experienced vSphere administrators who want to use available tools to automate day-to-day tasks.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

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

Module 2: Automation in vSphere

  • Lesson 1: Identify the tools available to vSphere administrators for automation
  • Lesson 2: Understand the benefits of automation
  • Lesson 3: Understand the function of black boxes in programming

Module 3: vSphere API

  • Lesson 1: Identify the function of an API
  • Lesson 2: Recognize the components of the vSphere Web Services API 
  • Lesson 3: Understand how the vSphere Web Services API is used by automation tools
  • Lesson 4: Understand object-oriented terminology relevant to the vSphere Web Services API
  • Lesson 5: Use the MOB to explore the vSphere object model and invoke methods

Module 4: vSphere PowerCLI Basics

  • Lesson 1: Describe features of vSphere PowerCLI
  • Lesson 2: List common tasks to perform with vSphere PowerCLI
  • Lesson 3: Connect vSphere PowerCLI to vCenter Server and VMware ESXi hosts
  • Lesson 4: Define variables to use in vSphere PowerCLI
  • Lesson 5: Use basic vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets
  • Lesson 6: Describe features of the command pipeline
  • Lesson 7: Examine vSphere PowerCLI objects 
  • Lesson 8: View vSphere PowerCLI object properties
  • Lesson 9: Invoke vSphere PowerCLI object methods

Module 5: vSphere PowerCLI Use Cases

  • Lesson 1: Perform day-to-day management tasks with vSphere PowerCLI

Module 6: Advanced vSphere PowerCLI concepts

  • Lesson 1: Examine View objects with the Get-View cmdlet
  • Lesson 2: Convert View objects to VIObjects
  • Lesson 3: Invoke vSphere Web Services API methods
  • Lesson 4: Use the Onyx tool to capture vSphere PowerCLI code

Module 7: vRealize Orchestrator Basics

  • Lesson 1: Identify vRealize Orchestrator components
  • Lesson 2: Understand the function of plug-ins
  • Lesson 3: Add a vCenter Server instance to the vCenter Server plug-in 
  • Lesson 4: List the components of a workflow
  • Lesson 5: Create a vCenter Server object with a library workflow
  • Lesson 6: Distinguish between workflow variable types
  • Lesson 7: Create a simple workflow
  • Lesson 8: Create workflow input and output parameters
  • Lesson 9: Set a workflow input parameter as an attribute
  • Lesson 10: Understand the role of binding in workflows
  • Lesson 11: Use a library workflow in a new workflow
  • Lesson 12: Use the setup wizard to perform parameter binding

Module 8: Developing vRealize Orchestrator Workflows

  • Lesson 1: Identify and use common vRealize Orchestrator workflow elements
  • Lesson 2: Implement vRealize Orchestrator workflow nesting
  • Lesson 3: List methods for calling other workflows in vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Lesson 4: Identify the information required to develop a workflow
  • Lesson 5: Use the vRealize Orchestrator workflow scripting debugger

Module 9: vRealize Orchestrator Advanced

  • Lesson 1: Create basic decision loops in workflows
  • Lesson 2: Use a for-each loop in a workflow
  • Lesson 3: Understand how exceptions are handled in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Lesson 4: Use action elements in workflows
  • Lesson 5: Capture JavaScript with Onyx and use it in a workflow

Module 10: vRealize Orchestrator Use Case

  • Lesson 1: Create a workflow that deploys multiple virtual machines according to a customer specification

Module 11: vRealize Orchestrator PowerShell Plug-In

  • Lesson 1: Add Windows PowerShell hosts to the vCenter Server inventory
  • Lesson 2: Invoke scripts on Windows PowerShell hosts
  • Lesson 3: Create Windows PowerShell workflows

Module 12: Guest Operations with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI

  • Lesson 1: Understand the architecture of virtual machine guest operations
  • Lesson 2: Identify the requirements for using guest operations
  • Lesson 3: Perform guest operations with vRealize Orchestrator and vSphere PowerCLI

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Network Insight: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

5 Day
Classroom, Virtual

$4,250.00

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