VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] - On Demand

Course Datasheet
- Format: Subscription
- Length: 30 Days
This course, equivalent to 5 days of training, is designed for experienced VMware vSphere® users to teach you how to use VMware vRealize® Operations™ as a forensic and predictive tool. Based on VMware ESXi™ 6.7, VMware vCenter Server® 6.7, and vRealize Operations 7.0, this course includes instruction on advanced capabilities, including customization and management.

This course is also available in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) format. For more information, select this link:  VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage [V7].

Product Alignment
•  vRealize Operations 7.0
•  ESXi 6.7
•  vCenter Server 6.7

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Identify features and benefits of vRealize Operations
• Deploy vRealize Operations
• Use interface features to assess and troubleshoot operational issues
• Recognize how to use vRealize Operations components to build scalability and availability
• Recognize effective ways to optimize performance and capacity in data centers
• Troubleshoot and manage issues and configurations using alerts and dashboards
• Use Endpoint Operations Management to monitor operating systems and applications
• Create policies to meet the operational needs of your environment
• Create custom alert definitions, reports, and views
• Configure widgets for dashboards
• Configure super metrics
• Set up users and user groups for controlled access to your environment
• Extend the capabilities of vRealize Operations by adding management packs and solutions

This course prepares you for the following specialization:
•  VMware vRealize Operations 2017 Specialist
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.x]
•  VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.x]

Or system administration experience with vSphere deployments
Outline:    1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 Introduction to vRealize Operations
• Describe how to use vRealize Operations to manage the software-defined data center
• Identify features and benefits of vRealize Operations

3 Deploying vRealize Operations
• Design and size a vRealize Operations cluster
• Install a vRealize Operations cluster
• Configure a vRealize Operations cluster for high availability
• Describe different vRealize Operations deployment scenarios
• Describe how to use VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™ to deploy vRealize Operations

4 vRealize Operations Concepts
• Identify the tasks that can be performed in the administration and product user interfaces
• Recognize how to use dashboards, views, and reports to gather information about the environment
• Use tags, applications, and custom groups to group related objects in the environment

5 vRealize Operations Architecture
• Describe the functions of the components in a node
• Identify the types of nodes and their roles in a vRealize Operations cluster
• Recognize how a node’s components interact to achieve scalability and availability
• Identify ways that data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations

6 Performance Optimization
• Assess the performance of your environment to determine which data centers need optimization
• Define the business and operational intents for your data centers
• Automate the process of optimizing and balancing workloads in your data centers
• Report on the results of your optimization efforts

7 Capacity Optimization
• Define capacity planning terminology and capacity planning models
• Assess the overall capacity of a data center and identify optimization recommendations
• Run what-if scenarios to plan for future resource capacity and workload requirements
• Assess the cost of running the data centers in your environment

8 Troubleshooting and Managing Configurations
• Troubleshoot issues by monitoring alerts
• Use step-by-step workflows to troubleshoot different vSphere objects
• Assess your environment’s compliance to standards
• View the configurations of vSphere objects in your environment
• Describe how logs can be accessed by integrating vRealize Operations with VMware vRealize® Log
• View inventory trees on the Environment page to monitor vSphere objects
• Monitor the performance of a vRealize Operations instance

9 Operating System and Application Monitoring
• Deploy the Endpoint Operations Management agent
• Monitor operating systems by viewing the metrics collected by the Endpoint Operations Management agent

10 vRealize Operations Policies
• Create policies for various types of workloads
• Explain how policy inheritance works

11 Custom Alert Definitions
• Create symptom definitions
• Create recommendations, actions, and notifications
Create alert definitions that monitor resource demand in hosts and VMs

12 Views and Reports
• Build and use custom views in your environment
• Create custom reports for presenting data about your environment

13 Custom Dashboards
• Create dashboards that use predefined and custom widgets
• Configure widgets to interact with other widgets and other dashboards
• Configure the Scoreboard widget to use a metric configuration file
• Manage dashboards by grouping dashboards and sharing dashboards with users

14 Super Metrics
• Create super metrics and associate them with vSphere objects
• Enable super metrics in policies

15 User Access Control
• Recognize how users are authorized to access objects
• Determine privilege priorities when a user has multiple privileges
• Create local users and user groups
• Import users and user groups from an LDAP source

16 Extending and Managing a vRealize Operations Deployment
• Identify the management packs that are available to your environment
• Install and configure a management pack
• Monitor the health of a vRealize Operations cluster
• Generate a support bundle
• View vRealize Operations logs and audit reports
• Perform vRealize Operations cluster management tasks