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

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- Formats: Classroom, Lab, Live Online, vFlex-ILT
- 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.

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Objectives:    •  Understand the vCloud Automation Center architecture and use case in today’s multivendor cloud environments
•  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 infrastructures
•  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
Outline:    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