VMware vRealize Operations for Operators [V6.x]

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Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, Onsite
- Length: 2 Days
This two-day course is designed for data center operators who are responsible for the day-to-day management of a VMware vSphere® environment using VMware vRealize® Operations™. This course will teach you how to use vRealize Operations as a forensic and predictive tool. The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 6.5, VMware vCenter Server® 6.5, and vRealize Operations 6.6.

Note: If you have taken the VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage course, duplicate content makes this course unsuitable for you.

Product Alignment
•  vRealize Operations 6.6
•  ESXi 6.5
•  vCenter Server 6.5

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Navigate the VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ user interface
•  Use views and reports to gather information about the environment
•  Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues
•  Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization, and perform capacity planning and what-if analyses
•  Use tags and groups to logically organize objects, for example, by application, by organization, or by
•  Configure policies to meet the operational needs of your environment
Intended Audience:    Operators responsible for the day-to-day operation of a vSphere environment
Prerequisites:    This class requires completion of one of the following courses, or system administration experience with vSphere deployments:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]
•  VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5]
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

  2. Introduction to vRealize Operations
    • Describe how vRealize Operations is used to manage the software-defined data center
    • Describe the features and benefits of vRealize Operations

  3. vRealize Operations User Interface
    • Navigate the main areas of the user interface
    • Explain the importance of inventory trees
    • View widgets and dashboards on the Home page
    • View inventory trees and objects on the Environment page

  4. vRealize Operations Concepts
    • Use views to gather information about the environment
    • Create reports about the environment
    • Explain how data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations
    • List the functions of the analytics component
    • Discuss key indicators in the user interface that provide warnings about potential problems
    • Use alerts to identify root causes for performance, capacity, and utilization problems
    • Use symptoms to indicate a potential problem
    • Use badges to visually analyze your environment to identify good or bad conditions for the entire environment

  5. Troubleshooting System Health Issues
    • Discuss the process for troubleshooting system health problems
    • Troubleshoot system health alerts
    • Troubleshoot a user’s performance problem
    • Use health weather maps and heat maps to monitor system health

  6. Capacity Planning
    • Define capacity planning terminology
    • Discuss capacity planning models
    • Monitor for capacity risk in the environment
    • Troubleshoot risk issues
    • Troubleshoot efficiency issues
    • Identify ways to optimize resource use
    • Use projects to perform what-if scenarios

  7. Tags, Application Groups, and Custom Object Groups
    • Use tags and applications to group objects
    • Create custom object groups in the environment

  8. Policies
    • List guidelines for customizing vRealize Operations  
    • Import and export content
    • Create policies for various types of workloads
    • Explain how policy inheritance works