VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.6]

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- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
During this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize® Automation™. You learn about the configuration and use of the vRealize Automation platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, software components, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks. This course also covers interfacing vRealize Automation with other systems using VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ to leverage workflows, creating approval cycles, and managing machine lifecycles to conserve resources. In addition, you will better understand and know how to achieve the benefits of automation as a component of the software-defined data center.

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link:  VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.6] - On Demand.

Product Alignment
•  VMware vSphere 6.7 U2
•  VMware vRealize Automation 7.6
•  VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.6
•  VMware vRealize Business for Cloud 7.6
•  VMware vRealize Operations 7.5
•  vRealize Lifecycle Manager 2.1
•  NSX for vSphere 6.4.4

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the vRealize Automation architecture and use cases in cloud environments
•  Install and configure vRealize Automation
•  Manage vRealize Automation entities on VMware and third-party virtual and cloud infrastructures
•  Configure and manage catalogs, containers, and blueprints
•  Configure and manage business groups and reservations for compute resources
•  Use the self-service portal to request and manage machines in accordance with vRealize Automation
   approval and governance policies
•  Use customize properties and property groups in blueprints
•  Develop and use custom forms
•  Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
•  Configure and manage event broker subscriptions
•  Understand vRealize Automation extensibility and workflows
•  Use vRealize Automation to deploy and manage containers
•  Integrate vRealize Automation with third-party products
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vRealize Automation
Prerequisites:    This course requires completion of one of the following courses:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x]
•  VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.x]

Experience with working at the command line is helpful.

This course requires that a student be able to perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
•  Create VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers and folders
•  Create a virtual machine using a wizard or a template
•  Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
•  Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
•  Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
•  Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster with resource pools.
•  Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster.
•  If you cannot perform all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete one of the prerequisite
   courses before enrolling in VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage.
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives

2  vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture
•  Explain the role of vRealize Automation
•  Describe where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product stack
•  Identify the components of a vRealize Automation simple deployment
•  Identify the components of a vRealize Automation enterprise deployment
•  Identify the component design options for vRealize Automation
•  Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
•  Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products

3  vRealize Automation Installation
•  Identify the prerequisites for installation
•  Describe the differences between a minimal deployment and an enterprise deployment
•  Describe the steps to install vRealize Automation using minimal deployment
•  Describe the steps to install vRealize Automation using VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™

4  vRealize Automation Tenancy
•  Describe multitenancy
•  Create tenants

5  Authentication and Authorization
•  Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
•  Describe identity management in vRealize Automation
•  Identify the appropriate role for different tasks in vRealize Automation

6  vRealize Automation Infrastructure Configuration
•  Configure vRealize Automation endpoints
•  Create Fabric Groups
•  Create Business Groups
•  Create Network Profiles
•  Create and manage Reservations for compute resources
•  Create Reservation Policies

7  Blueprints and Catalog Management
•  Define blueprints
•  Identify the process and options for configuring a blueprint
•  Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine
•  Create a multitiered virtual application
•  Identify the role of the service catalog
•  Define catalog items
•  Use entitlements to manage catalog items
•  Define Cloudclient
•  Export blueprints using Cloudclient

8  Software Provisioning
•  Define software components
•  Design software components and application blueprints
•  Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog

9  Custom Resources and the Property Dictionary
•  Use custom properties to modify the provisioning process
•  Use property groups to group sets of custom properties
•  Use the property dictionary to modify the provisioning process
•  Use component profiles in the creation and deployment of blueprints

10  Custom Forms
•  Describe the benefits of using custom forms
•  Use the custom Form Editor
•  Define constraints
•  Define read-only fields
•  Use vRealize Orchestrator actions in custom forms

11  Integrating VMware NSX
•  Integrate vRealize Automation and VMware NSX
•  Use VMware NSX elements in vRealize Automation blueprints

12  Extensibility
•  Introduction to Extensibility
•  Describe the Event Broker
•  Describe the master workflow
•  Create an XaaS blueprint

13  Approval Policies
•  Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
•  Identify approval policy levels
•  Identify approval phases
•  Create and apply approval policies for catalog items

14  Monitoring and Reclamation
•  Identify how to monitor resource use
•  Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
•  Demonstrate how to manage machine leases
•  Monitor system events
•  Create a vRealize Automation system health check test
•  Create a vRealize Orchestrator system health check test

15  vRealize Automation Integration with Containers
•  Describe Containers
•  Describe how Docker and Kubernetes can manage containers
•  Describe Harbor
•  Describe vSphere Integrated Containers

16  vRealize Automation Integration with vRealize Suite
•  Describe the use cases and benefits of using vRealize Lifecycle Manager to manage a vRealize
   Automation deployment
•  Describe VMware vRealize® Business™ for Cloud concepts
•  Use vRealize Business for Cloud to manage cost
•  Describe vRealize Operations Dashboard integration with vRealize Automation
•  Describe dashboard features related to deployments
•  Describe dashboard features related to machines

17  vRealize Automation Integration with External Systems
•  Describe how vRealize Automation can be integrated with external systems including Amazon endpoints,
   vCloud on AWS, Azure endpoints, Google Cloud Platform endpoints, Ansible Tower integration,
   ServiceNow integration, and Puppet