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VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2]

Summary:  
Classroom Schedule
Live Online Schedule
vFlex-ILT Schedule
Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT
- Length: 3 Days
Overview:
This training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud® Automation Center™. This course covers the configuration and use of vCloud Automation Center as a platform for self-service provisioning of virtual, cloud, and physical machines to create and manage on-demand multivendor cloud infrastructures.

Objectives:    •  Understand the vCloud Automation Center architecture and use case in multivendor cloud environments
•  Install and configure vCloud Automation Center 5.2
•  Manage vCloud Automation Center 5.2 entities on VMware® and third-party hardware and cloud
    infrastructures
•  Configure and manage provisioning groups and blueprints
•  Configure and manage enterprise groups and reservations for compute resources on VMware, Microsoft,
    Citrix, and more
•  Use the Self-Service portal to request and manage machines according to vCloud Automation Center
    approval policies
•  Use the Report portal to monitor vCloud Automation Center configuration and managed resources
•  Understand and configure vCloud Automation Center workflows
•  Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
 
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators, cloud administrators, system integrators and operational developers
 
Prerequisites:    VMware vCloud Director 5.1: Install, Configure, Manage and VMware vSphere 5.1: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent knowledge
 
Outline:   
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course outline
    • Course goals
    • Course objectives

  2. VMware vCloud Automation Center Architecture and Components
    • Explain the architecture for deploying vCloud Automation Center to manage a multivendor cloud
    • Explain the components involved in a single vendor cloud infrastructure using VMware vCloud Director® and VMware vSphere®
    • Define the ports associated with the communication among vCloud Automation Center components
    • Understand and customize the elements of the vCloud Automation Center administration console

  3. VMware vCloud Automation Center Distributed Execution Managers and Agents
    • Explain the role of Distributed Execution Managers and agents
    • Explain the types of agents and agent relationships

  4. VMware vCloud Automation Center Configuration, Provisioning, and Management
    • Understand the relationships among vCloud Automation Center entities
    • Identify and configure vCloud Automation Center endpoints
    • Demonstrate how vCloud Automation Center discovers compute resources from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and Amazon
    • Explain provisioning groups, enterprise groups, blueprints, and reservations for compute resources

  5. VMware vCloud Automation Center Self-Service Portal
    • Review the installation requirements and process for the Self-Service portal
    • Use the Self-Service portal to provision machines from virtual, cloud, and physical resources
    • Review provisioning requests

  6. Managing and Monitoring vCloud Automation Center Resources
    • Identify, verify, and reclaim inactive and abandoned resources
    • Monitor vCloud Automation Center resources with the Administration portal
    • Monitor vCloud Automation Center resources with the Report portal

  7. VMware vCloud Automation Center Models and Workflows
    • Review Windows Workflow Foundation
    • Define and demonstrate default vCloud Automation Center workflows
    • Explain how to use VMware® vCenter™ Orchestrator™ workflows from vCloud Automation Center

  8. VMware vCloud Automation Center Installation and Upgrade
    • Review vCloud Automation Center interoperability
    • Explain vCloud Automation Center installation prerequisites
    • Identify vCloud Automation Center component installers
    • Identify the vCloud Automation Center installation procedure