VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.6] On Demand Training Content

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- Format: Self-Paced
- Length: 45 Days
This five-day course, designed for experienced VMware vSphere® users, teaches you how to use VMware vRealize® Operations™ as a forensic and predictive tool. Based on VMware ESXi™ 6.5, VMware vCenter Server® 6.5, and vRealize Operations 6.6, this course includes instruction on advanced capabilities, including customization and management.

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 vRealize Operations user interface
•  Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues
•  Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization
•  Perform capacity planning and what-if analyses
•  Use workload placement to rebalance workloads
•  Configure policies to meet the operational needs of the environment
•  Customize vRealize Operations by creating alert definitions, symptom definitions, views, reports,
   dashboards, and super metrics
•  Give users and user groups controlled access to the environment
•  Monitor operating systems and applications
•  Extend capabilities of vRealize Operations by adding management packs and solutions
•  Scale a vRealize Operations deployment and make it highly available
•  Install and configure vRealize Operations
•  Monitor and maintain a vRealize Operations deployment
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators and system integrators, and consultants responsible for customizing vRealize Operations content
Prerequisites:    This class requires completion of one of the following courses:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]
•  VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5]
Or system administration experience with vSphere deployments
  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 issues
    • Use alerts to identify root causes for performance, capacity, and utilization issues
    • Use symptoms to indicate a potential issue
    • 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 issues
    • Troubleshoot system health alerts
    • Troubleshoot a user’s performance issue
    • 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

  9. Intelligent Workload Placement
    • Identify scenarios that use intelligent workload placement
    • Use intelligent workload placement to rebalance workloads across the environment
    • Use policies to drive workload balance plan recommendations

  10. Custom Alert Definitions
    • Create symptom definitions
    • Create recommendations and use actions
    • Create actions
    • Create notifications
    • Create alert definitions

  11. Custom Views
    • Build and use custom views in your environment

  12. Custom Dashboards
    • Create custom dashboards
    • Configure widgets
    • Configure widget interactions
    • Configure the Scoreboard widget to use a metric configuration file
    • Configure dashboard navigation
    • Specify the dashboard used on the Summary tab of an object
    • Organize dashboards in folders
    • Share dashboards

  13. Super Metrics
    • Create super metrics
    • Enable super metrics in policies

  14. User Access Control
    • Explain how users are authorized to access objects
    • Explain how privileges are prioritized when a user has multiple privileges
    • Create local users and user groups
    • Import users and user groups from an LDAP source

  15. Operating System and Application Monitoring
    • Deploy operating system and application monitoring
    • Monitor operating systems and applications

  16. Management Packs
    • Explore the management packs that are available for your environment
    • Install and configure a management pack

  17. Architecture, Scalability, and Availability
    • Describe the function of the components in a node
    • Describe the roles in a vRealize Operations cluster
    • Explain how a node’s components interact to achieve scalability and availability

  18. Deploying vRealize Operations
    • Install a vRealize Operations cluster
    • Configure a vRealize Operations cluster
    • Monitor the health of a vRealize Operations cluster
    • Generate a support bundle
    • View logs
    • Perform cluster management tasks