Operations: Install, Configure, Manage [V8]

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

This five-day course covers advanced capabilities like customizing alerts, views, reports, and dashboards and explains the architecture and different ways of deploying VMware vRealize® operations. This course explains certificates, capacity concepts, and workload optimization with real-world use cases and covers troubleshooting using dashboards and how-to manage compliance and configurations. The course also covers management packs such as those for or in the SDDC Management Health solution, Storage Devices Management Pack, and AWS Management Pack

  • In general, this course explains how to use and configure most of the new features and enhancements in vRealize version 8.0.


This class requires system administration experience with VMware vSphere® deployments or completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7]
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.7]

Who Can Benefit

Experienced system administrators, system integrators, and consultants responsible for designing, implementing, and customizing vRealize Operations.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

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

Module 2: User Interface Enhancements

  • Lesson 1: Describe how to use vRealize Operations to manage the software-defined data center
  • Lesson 2: Identify the features and benefits of vRealize Operations

Module 3: Deploying vRealize Operations

  • Lesson 1: Design and size a vRealize Operations cluster
  • Lesson 2: Install a vRealize Operations cluster
  • Lesson 3: Configure a vRealize Operations cluster for high availability
  • Lesson 4: Describe different vRealize Operations deployment scenarios
  • Lesson 5: Describe how to use vRealize Lifecycle Manager to deploy vRealize Operations

Module 4: vRealize Operations Architecture and Certificates

  • Lesson 1: Describe the functions of the components in a vRealize Operations node
  • Lesson 2: Identify the types of nodes and their roles in a vRealize Operations cluster
  • Lesson 3: Recognize how a node’s components interact to achieve scalability and availability
  • Lesson 4: Identify ways that data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations
  • Lesson 5: Describe vRealize Operations certificates

Module 5: vRealize Operations Concepts and Policies

  • Lesson 1: Identify the tasks that can be performed in the administration and product user interfaces
  • Lesson 2: Describe dashboards and their usage
  • Lesson 3: Use tags to group objects
  • Lesson 4: Create policies for various types of workloads
  • Lesson 5: Explain how policy inheritance works

Module 6: Performance Optimization

  • Lesson 1: Assess the performance of your environment to determine which data centers need optimization
  • Lesson 2: Define the business and operational intents for a given data center
  • Lesson 3: Automate the process of optimizing and balancing the workloads in data centers
  • Lesson 4: Report on the results of optimization efforts

Module 7: Capacity Optimization and Costing

  • Lesson 1: Define capacity planning terms
  • Lesson 2: Understand capacity planning models
  • Lesson 3: Assess the overall capacity of a data center and identify optimization recommendations
  • Lesson 4: Recognize options for rightsizing virtual machines (VMs)
  • Lesson 5: Run what-if scenarios for adding workloads to a data center
  • Lesson 6: Run what-if scenarios to plan the migration of workloads to the public cloud

Module 8: Managing Configurations and Troubleshooting Pillars

  • Lesson 1: Recognize how to troubleshoot issues by monitoring alerts
  • Lesson 2: Use step-by-step workflows to troubleshoot different vSphere objects
  • Lesson 3: Assess your environment’s compliance to standards
  • Lesson 4: View the configurations of VMware vSphere® objects in your environment

Module 9: Operating System and Application Monitoring

  • Lesson 1: Recognize how the Service Discovery manager and Telegraf fits into the vRealize Operations OS and app monitoring
  • Lesson 2: Deploy the Application remote collector
  • Lesson 3: Monitor the operating system and applications by using Telegraf

Module 10: Custom Alert Definition

  • Lesson 1: Create symptom definitions
  • Lesson 2: Create recommendations, actions, and notifications
  • Lesson 3: Create alert definitions that monitor resource demand in hosts and VMs

Module 11: Custom Views and Reports

  • Lesson 1: Build and use custom views in your environment
  • Lesson 2: Create custom reports for presenting data about your environment

Module 12: Custom Dashboards

  • Lesson 1: Create dashboards that use predefined and custom widgets
  • Lesson 2: Configure widgets to interact with other widgets and other dashboards
  • Lesson 3: Configure the Scoreboard widget to use a metric configuration file
  • Lesson 4: Manage dashboards by grouping dashboards and sharing dashboards with users

Module 13: Super Metrics

  • Lesson 1: Recognize different types of super metrics
  • Lesson 2: Create super metrics and associate them with objects
  • Lesson 3: Enable super metrics in policies

Module 14: User Access Control

  • Lesson 1: Recognize how users are authorized to access objects
  • Lesson 2: Determine privilege priorities when a user has multiple privileges
  • Lesson 3: Import users and user groups from an LDAP source

Module 15: Extending and Managing a vRealize Operations Deployment

  • Lesson 1: Identify the management packs that are available to your environment
  • Lesson 2: Install and configure a management pack
  • Lesson 3: Monitor the health of a vRealize Operations cluster
  • Lesson 4: Generate a support bundle
  • Lesson 5: View vRealize Operations logs and audit reports
  • Lesson 6: Perform vRealize Operations cluster management tasks

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