VMware Certified Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Exam

Exam Number: 2V0-631 Duration (minutes): 120
Associated Certification: VCP6-CMA Number of Questions: 85
Exam Product: vRealize Suite Passing Score: 300
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Recommended Training: VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] Validated Against: vRealize Suite
Exam Price: $250 USD, More on Pricing Exam Languages: English, Japanese
First Available Appointment: 30 August 2015 Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Proctored
Exam Information Last Updated: 28 January 2016

This exam tests your skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering a VMware vRealize® environment.

Exam Topics How to Prepare Additional Resources
+ Section 1: Install, Configure and Upgrade vRealize Suite Components
+ Objective 1.1: Explain vRealize Suite Editions and Features
  • Determine available features and third party integrations for different vRealize Suite editions
  • Differentiate vCloud Air solutions
  • Describe vRealize Automation/vCloud Air integration options
  • Explain vRealize Business Standard key capabilities
  • Describe available vRealize Suite editions
  • Explain vRealize Application Services functionality
  • Explain vRealize Orchestrator functionality
  • Determine the appropriate vRealize Suite edition based on customer requirements
+ Objective 1.2: Install and Upgrade vRealize Suite Components
  • Deploy and configure appliances for distributed vRealize deployment (e.g. SSO, automation, DB)
  • Install or upgrade IaaS components
  • Configure default tenant and any additional tenants
  • Appoint administrators and configure load balancer(s)
  • Integrate vRealize with external systems
  • Manage SSL certificates
  • Resolve deployment and configuration issues
  • Perform upgrade of vCAC 6.1 to vRealize Automation
  • Download and install updates to vRealize component appliances
+ Objective 1.3: Configure and Administer vCloud Connector
  • Explain the components and configure vCloud Connector
  • Explain vApp copy process
  • Determine virtual machine state
  • Describe necessary configuration for Data Center Extension
  • Differentiate between functionality of components of vCloud Connector
  • Implement required network and security settings
  • Determine storage requirements and add storage for vCloud Connector node
  • Register vCloud Connector UI with vCenter Server
  • Register vCloud Networking and Security Manager with the vCloud Connector server
  • Troubleshoot common vCloud Connector installation and operations issues
  • Create a vCloud Connector Content Library
  • Publish vSphere folders and vCloud catalogs to a vCloud Connector Content Library
  • Subscribe/unsubscribe to a published folder or catalog
  • Stretch deploy a virtual machine or vApp using Data Center Extension
+ Objective 1.4: Configure vRealize Automation Settings
  • Configure vRealize system settings to handle system notifications and appearance
  • Enable connections and set concurrency limits on IaaS server
  • Configure datacenter locations
+ Objective 1.5: Integrate vRealize Automation with vCloud Air
  • Provision with vCloud Air or vCloud Director vApps
  • Configure IaaS for vApps
  • Create vApp and vApp component blueprints
  • Configure advanced blueprint settings
  • Monitor workflows and logs
  • Manage machine life cycle and workflow states
  • Configure an endpoint in vRealize Automation
  • Configure vCloud Air OnDemand and Subscription endpoints
  • Synchronize environment data from vCloud Air
  • Deploy virtual machines
+ Section 2: Administer vRealize Automation Users, Roles and Privileges
+ Objective 2.1: Create Roles and Apply Privileges to Roles
  • Configure system-wide roles and responsibilities
  • Assign user roles within tenants
  • Configure tenant roles and responsibilities
  • Add identity stores
  • Appoint tenant administrators
+ Objective 2.2: Configure AD/LDAP Integration
  • Configure identity stores
  • Associate an identity store with a tenant
  • Configure a native Active Directory identity store
+ Section 3: Create and Administer Cloud Networking
+ Objective 3.1: Explain NSX Integration with vRealize Automation
  • Manage network services with vRealize Automation
  • Configure NSX integration
  • Configure IaaS for network integration
+ Objective 3.2: Configure and Manage vRealize Automation Networking
  • Describe the available NSX for vSphere Edge network services
  • Configure DHCP/NAT/VPN/Load balancer
  • Sub-allocate IP pools
  • Add static IP addresses
  • Configure syslog
  • Configure multi-machine blueprints for network virtualization
  • Identify the NSX Distributed Firewall components
  • Use logs to troubleshoot common network service issues
+ Section 4: Configure and Administer Tenants and Business Groups
+ Objective 4.1: Create and Manage Business Groups
  • Describe specific privilege levels for different business group roles
  • Manage user roles (e.g. business group manager and support)
  • Assign Active Directory users and groups to business group roles
  • Create and manage machine prefixes
  • Identify and configure custom properties
+ Objective 4.2: Create and Manage Tenants
  • Configure branding for the vRealize Automation console
  • Add and configure tenant-specific inbound and outbound email notifications
  • Override/revert to system default email servers
  • Identify and add identity stores in vRealize Automation
  • Create and assign user roles to an identity store group
+ Section 5: Allocate and Manage vRealize Automation Resources
+ Objective 5.1: Create and Manage Fabric Groups
  • Add and configure endpoints for vSphere and vRealize Automation
  • Map compute resources to endpoints
  • Assign correct permissions to manage fabric groups
  • Collect compute resource data
  • Monitor resources
+ Objective 5.2: Create and Manage Reservations
  • Create and manage reservations
  • Specify reservation information
  • Select a reservation for a cloud based virtual machine
  • Create an endpoint to reserve physical machine resources
  • Determine where reservations have been over allocated
  • Troubleshoot reservation over-allocation
+ Objective 5.3: Create and Manage Reservation Policies
  • Create, configure, and assign one or more reservations to a reservation policy
  • Create, configure, and assign a reservation policy to one or more blueprints
  • Create and assign a storage reservation policy
+ Section 6: Create and Administer vRealize Automation Components
+ Objective 6.1: Create and Manage Machine/Multi-Machine Blueprints
  • Explain different blueprint machine types
  • Explain different blueprint provisioning types
  • Explain different blueprint actions
  • Explain run time property precedents
  • Create single and/or multi-machine blueprints
  • Create a build profile
  • Configure appropriate blueprint security
  • Configure approvals for a blueprint
  • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate custom properties for the blueprint or build profile
+ Objective 6.2: Create and Manage Service Catalog Items
  • Create services, actions, entitlements and approval policies
  • Configure catalog items and actions
  • Understand the implications of activating and inactivating entitlements
+ Objective 6.3: Create and Manage Service Catalog Blueprints
  • Create and edit service blueprints
  • Add new service blueprint forms and define appearance of catalog item details
  • Determine roles required to create and manage service blueprints
  • Publish a service blueprint as a catalog item
+ Objective 6.4: Create and Manage a Property Dictionary
  • Describe functions of property definitions
  • Create and manage property definitions and layouts
  • Determine rights required to use property definitions and layouts
+ Objective 6.5: Create and Manage Build Profiles
  • Create and modify a build profile
  • Create and modify a property set
  • Add property sets to a build profile
+ Objective 6.6: Create Custom Services using Advanced Service Designer
  • Describe vRealize Automation API extensibility options
  • Create and manage custom services and service blueprints
  • Describe tools and features for vRealize Automation extensions
+ Section 7: Monitor and Troubleshoot a vRealize Automation Implementation
+ Objective 7.1: Perform Basic vRealize Automation Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot login issues
  • Troubleshoot installation and upgrade issues
  • Identify log file locations
+ Objective 7.2: Audit vRealize Automation Resources and Events
+ Objective 7.3: Map vRealize Automation Resources to vSphere Resources
  • Create resource mappings
  • Create and publish a resource action
  • Associate icons to actions
+ Section 8: Configure and Administer vRealize Orchestrator
+ Objective 8.1: Create and Modify Basic Orchestrator Workflows
  • Describe Orchestrator workflows for converting virtual machines between Orchestrator and IaaS
  • Describe different Orchestrator workflow types
  • Create and manage Orchestrator endpoints to run workflows
  • Use an Orchestrator workflow from an IaaS workflow
  • Import Orchestrator workflows into vRealize Automation
  • Configure the default workflow folder for a tenant
  • Create and publish Orchestrator workflows as catalog items in a service blueprint
+ Objective 8.2: Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation Center
  • Provision and modify custom resources
  • Configure vRealize Automation to use external vRealize Orchestrator server
  • Configure service endpoints
+ Section 9: Configure and Administer vRealize Business Standard
+ Objective 9.1: Install and Configure vRealize Business Standard Appliance
  • Describe system requirements
  • Configure and access vRealize Business Standard with vRealize Automation
  • Deploy vRealize Busness Standard in vCloud Director and/or vSphere
+ Objective 9.2: Perform Basic Configuration of vRealize Business Standard Environment
  • Manage connections from other VMware technologies such as vCenter Server, vCloud and SRM
  • Manage connections and public cloud user accounts
  • Update the reference database
  • Calculate hardware cost depreciation
+ Section 10: Configure and Administer vRealize Application Services
+ Objective 10.1: Install and Configure vRealize Application Services Appliance
  • Enable Application Services to use a proxy
  • Register Application Services to vRealize Automation
  • Setup application provisioning
  • Manage the Application Services library
  • Create, deploy and update applications
  • Troubleshoot connection issues to Application Services
+ Objective 10.2: Create Basic Application Blueprints
  • Describe Application Services privilege prerequisites for creating application blueprints
  • Create and modify applications and application versions
  • Determine application and application version requirements for creating application blueprints
  • Model and create application blueprints
  • Modify and manage existing application blueprints
+ Exam Contributors
Bill Sitchler
Joshua Andrews
Philip Cohen
George Kobar
Bill Call
Dwayne Neri
John Krueger
Frank Buechsel
Akeem Jenkins
Josh Gray
Simon Long
Andrew Ellwood
Scott Schaefer
Neal Elinski
Harold Simon
Joseph Desmond
Adam Kniffin
Mike Brown
Andrew Sturniolo
Simon Hamilton-Wilkes
Jordan Roth
Ken Thacker
Mandy Botsko-Wilson
Matt Vandenbeld