VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

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- Formats: Classroom, Lab, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
This training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud® Automation Center™. This course covers the configuration and use of the vCloud Automation Center platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of multivendor cloud services.

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link: VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] - On Demand.

Objectives:    •  Understand the vCloud Automation Center architecture and use case in today’s multivendor cloud
•  Install and configure vCloud Automation Center 6.0
•  Deploy Distributed Execution Managers and agents for vCloud Automation Center connectivity
•  Configure endpoints to support compute fabric connectivity
•  Manage vCloud Automation Center 6.0 entities on VMware® hardware, third-party hardware, and cloud
•  Configure vCloud Automation Center infrastructure services
•  Configure and manage tenants and blueprints
•  Configure and manage a service catalog
•  Configure and manage role-based access control
•  Request and manage machines using the user portal
•  Understand and configure vCloud Automation Center workflows
•  Integrate VMware® vCenter™ Orchestrator™ with vCloud Automation Center
•  Automate application provisioning with VMware vCloud® Application Director™
•  Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
•  Manage cost reporting with VMware® IT Business Management Suite™
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators, cloud administrators, system integrators, and operational developers
Prerequisites:    •  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x]
•  Equivalent knowledge
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course outline
    • Course goals
    • Course objectives

  2. Architecture and Components
    • Identify the benefits of the software-defined data center
    • Explore the architecture for deploying vCloud Automation Center as a cloud management platform for a multivendor hybrid cloud
    • Identify the components of vCloud Automation Center
    • Identify vCloud Automation Center design options
    • Define network ports and protocols required for communication between vCloud Automation Center components
    • Define the user interface elements of vCloud Automation Center
    • Explain how vCloud Automation Center integrates with other VMware products

  3. Installation
    • Explain the vCloud Automation Center installation prerequisites
    • Identify the vCloud Automation Center appliances and component installers
    • Define the vCloud Automation Center installation procedure

  4. Configuring IaaS
    • Define relationships between vCloud Automation Center entities
    • Identify and configure vCloud Automation Center endpoints
    • Identity how vCloud Automation Center discovers compute resources
    • Define the vCloud Automation Center roles
    • Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
    • Create tenants
    • Create and manage reservations for compute resources

  5. Blueprints and Catalog Services
    • Create and manage single-machine and multimachine blueprints
    • Manage service catalog items with entitlements and approval policies

  6. Provisioning Services
    • Provision new machines and services
    • Manage self-provisioned machines
    • Create approval policies
    • Identify approval policy levels and approval phases
    • Use custom properties
    • Use build profiles
    • Use the property dictionary

  7. Extensibility
    • Identify extensibility and customization options
    • Use vCloud Automation Designer to edit an existing workflow
    • Use vCenter Orchestrator
    • Configure plug-ins for external integration
    • Use Advanced Service Designer

  8. Monitoring and Reclamation
    • Identify and verify inactive and abandoned resources
    • Manage machine leases
    • Manage machine reclamation

  9. Operational Management
    • Configure VMware® IT Business Management Suite™ Standard Edition
    • Report financial data for a cloud infrastructure
    • Troubleshoot common ITBM problems

  10. Managing Applications
    • Define the role of vCloud Application Director
    • Identify the vCloud Application Director infrastructure components and requirements
    • Deploy and manage vCloud Application Director
    • Configure application provisioning
    • Create, manage, and update applications
    • Manage catalog services