VMware

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Deployment Exam

Exam Number: 3V0-633 Duration: 205 minutes
Associated Certification: VCAP6-CMA Deploy Number of Questions: 32
Exam Product: vRealize Suite 6.x Passing Score: 300
Recommended Training: VMware Cloud Automation: Design and Deploy Fast Track [V6.0] Validated Against: vRealize Suite (vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Business Standard, vRealize Application Services, vCloud Connector, vCloud Air)
Exam Price: $450 USD, More on Pricing Exam Languages: English
First Available Appointment: 03 November 2016 Format: Lab-based
Exam Details Last Updated: 03 November 2016

This exam tests your skills and abilities in implementation of a vRealize Automation 6.x solution, including deployment, administration of users and groups, maintenance, application design, external integration, task analysis, operations, security, costing and cloud bursting.

Exam Topics How to Prepare Additional Resources
+ Section 1 - Deploy and Manage vRealize Automation Components
+ Objective 1.1 - Deploy and Manage a vRA Appliance and IaaS Server as single nodes
Knowledge
  • Acquire IaaS installation media from the virtual appliance
  • Perform initial configuration of appliance and IaaS
    • Configure NTP server for vRealize Appliances
    • Assign appropriate IP address to vRealize Appliance
  • Enable Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) to communicate between all servers in deployment.
  • Configure Windows Firewall to allow vRA components to communicate
Tools
+ Objective 1.2 - Deploy and Manage vRA Appliances and IaaS Servers in a Distributed Configuration
Knowledge
  • Deploy vRA Appliances in a distributed / highly available configuration
  • Deploy virtual appliance in segregated role configuration(s)
  • Acquire IaaS installation media from the virtual appliance
  • Configure IaaS in segregated role configuration(s)
  • Perform initial configuration of vRealize Appliances and IaaS Servers
  • Enable Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) to communicate between all servers in deployment.
  • Configure Windows Firewall to allow vRA components to communicate
Tools
+ Objective 1.3 - Deploy and Manage vRealize Automation Center Infrastructure Components
Knowledge
  • Implement DNS requirements for load balancer integration according to a deployment plan
  • Install certificates on each relevant vRA component in standard and distributed model
  • Configure SSO Identity Source for use with vRealize Automation
  • Configure components using FQDN via CNAME definitions before load balancer is available
  • Configure SMTP notifications
Tools
+ Objective 1.4: Configure Infrastructure/Cloud-based Endpoints
Knowledge
  • Create credentials with vRealize roles assigned according to a deployment plan
  • Manage credentials for endpoints according to a deployment plan
  • Edit Data Collection intervals for specific resources
  • Configure endpoint parameters (credentials, hostname, etc-) for infrastructure and cloud endpoints
Tools
+ Objective 1.5: Create fabric groups utilizing reservations and reservation policies
Knowledge
  • Configure fabric group(s) for specific tenants
  • Allocate resources to a fabric group
  • Assign users the necessary permissions to provision reservations
  • Configure reservations for Business Groups
  • Configure reservation policies for all resource types
Tools
+ Section 2 - Configure Tenant Properties
+ Objective 2.1 - Configure Tenant Properties
Knowledge
  • Configure the default Tenant
  • Create Tenants according to a deployment plan
  • Configure an Identity Store for a Tenant
  • Create Tenant Roles to meet deployment requirements
  • Configure the branding for the default tenant
  • Configure the branding for a non-default tenant
  • Set Approval Policies for different departments
Tools
+ Objective 2.2 - Create/Modify a Business Group
Knowledge
  • Evaluate a deployment plan to determine business group and tenant requirements
  • Apply the three roles defined in a business group (Admin, support, user)
  • Create a new business group
  • Modify an existing business group
Tools
+ Section 3 - Configure Network and Security Automation
+ Objective 3.1 - Configure and Manage NSX Integration with vRealize Automation
Knowledge
  • Implement machine blueprints that use:
    • External network profiles
    • Routed network profiles
    • NAT network profiles
    • Private network profiles
  • Deploy applications using a pre-configured networking model
  • Deploy applications using a fully automated networking model
  • Configure static and dynamic routing
  • Deploy an application that uses an automatically provisioned load balancer
  • Apply a security policy to elements of a multi-machine blueprint
  • Automate the application of a security policy to new machines provisioned from a blueprint
Tools
+ Objective 3.2 - Deploy and Manage Certificates and Access Control
Knowledge
  • Deploy and Update certificates for multiple vRealize appliances
  • Create/add/modify users and groups for specific roles
  • Configure user access to Identity Store Groups, Custom Groups, Business Groups, and Entitled Items according to a deployment plan
  • Assign a user to specific Custom Groups and Business Groups
  • Generate new certificate requests
  • Replace self-signed certificates with signed certificates
  • Assign new administrative users to different Business Groups
  • Create custom groups that grant users/groups multiple roles
Tools
+ Section 4 - Create and Manage Machine Blueprints
+ Objective 4.1: Create and Configure vRealize Automation Machine Blueprints
Knowledge
  • Create and Configure Machine Blueprints according to a deployment plan:
    • Assign reservation policy
    • Define instance types
    • Define build profiles/custom properties
    • Create machine prefixes
    • Create multi-machine blueprints
    • Create lease policies
    • Create machine resource allocations (min/max)
    • Define actions
    • Create shared blueprints
    • Create master blueprints
Tools
+ Objective 4.2: Publish a Machine Blueprint to a Service Catalog
Knowledge
  • Publish Machine blueprints
  • Add/Remove catalog items to/from a service
  • Create/Configure an approval policy
  • Create an entitlement
  • Manage entitlements for specific users or groups
    • Entitle a user to a service
    • Entitle a user to a catalog item
    • Entitle a user to a resource action
  • Prioritize entitlements according to a deployment plan
  • Attach approval policy for specific entitled catalog items
Tools
+ Objective 4.3: Manage custom properties and build profiles
Knowledge
  • Add / edit Custom Properties to add new attributes or override default attributes
  • Create a Build Profile according to Custom Properties from a deployment plan
  • Use Property Dictionary to define new Custom Properties
Tools
+ Objective 4.4: Import existing workloads
Knowledge
  • Set Global Properties according to a deployment plan
  • Locate log files for the appropriate user
  • Generate a log support bundle for all vRealize Automation components
  • View and export log data for further analysis
  • Configure database log file rollover
Tools
+ Section 5: Deploy and Manage vRealize Orchestrator
+ Objective 5.1 - Configure vRO for vRA
Knowledge
  • Configure vRealize Orchestrator:
    • Install and configure plug-ins
    • Import an SSL certificate
  • Add a vRA server and an IaaS server to vRO.
  • Enable custom integrations between vRA and vRO.
  • Install and configure a vRO plug-in
  • Import a SSL certificate in vRO configurator
Tools
+ Objective 5.2 - Modify a blueprint to invoke a workflow during a lifecycle change
Knowledge
  • Configure vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for vRA
  • Associate a vRO workflow with a specific lifecycle state change for a machine blueprint
  • Associate a vRO endpoint with a machine blueprint
Tools
+ Objective 5.3 - Create/Modify/Execute a vRealize Orchestrator Workflow
Knowledge
  • Install/launch/use the vRO client
  • Configure variable binding in a vRO workflow
  • Perform logging from a vRO workflow
  • Add schema elements to a vRO workflow
  • Create/modify/troubleshoot actions
  • Create/modify/execute vRO workflows
  • Run workflow(s) in the vRO HTTP-REST plug-in to invoke a REST operation
  • Modify a workflow to display a non-default icon
  • Create a configuration element
  • Modify a workflow to use to a configuration element
Tools
+ Section 6 - Configure and Deploy XaaS Components
+ Objective 6.1 - Configure Advanced Service Designer
Knowledge
  • Determine the appropriate vRO server deployment according to a deployment plan
  • Assign the Service Architect role to a user or group
  • Configure an external vRO server to run workflows
  • Create a vCO endpoint to enable vRA to communicate with an external vRO server
  • Configure advanced endpoints in ASD (vCenter, AD, SOAP, REST, PowerShell)
Tools
+ Objective 6.2 - Create and publish a service blueprint
Knowledge
  • Configure ASD to enable vRA/vRO communication
  • Configure advanced endpoints in ASD to enable communication with AD
  • Create and Publish a service blueprint
  • Modify fields and field properties for Form Designer form
Tools
+ Objective 6.3 - Create custom resources and actions
Knowledge
  • Create a custom resource according to a deployment plan
  • Create a service blueprint specifying a provisioned resource
  • Design a custom resource form according to a deployment plan
    • Edit a custom resource element
    • Add a custom resource form page
  • Add/Edit/Delete a resource action form
  • Add/Edit/Delete a custom resource form
  • Create and publish a custom action for:
    • Machine blueprint
    • Service blueprint
Tools
+ Section 7 - Deploy vRealize Application Services
+ Objective 7.1 - Deploy and Manage a vRealize Application Services Appliance
Knowledge
  • Assign a user the necessary permissions to gain access to Application Services
  • Install and set up the Application Services virtual appliance
  • Configure Application Services to use a proxy
  • Register a cloud provider with Application Services
  • Map a cloud template to a logical template
  • Map Application Services to a vRA reservation policy
Tools
+ Objective 7.2 - Create and Publish an Application Blueprint
Knowledge
  • Create an Application according to a deployment plan
  • Add Application Versioning
  • Model and Configure an Application Blueprint
  • Delete an Application Version
  • Configure an Application blueprint according to a deployment plan
  • Create an Advanced Blueprint with Application Services
  • Create an Artifact Repository specification
  • Create/Map an Artifact specification
  • Deploy an Application with Artifacts
  • Publish and Entitle an Application to the vRealize Automation Service Catalog
Tools
+ Section 8 - Deploy vRealize Business Standard
+ Objective 8.1 - Deploy and Manage a vRealize Business Standard Appliance
Knowledge
  • Deploy vRealize Business Standard appliance
  • Integrate vRealize Business Standard with vRealize Automation:
    • Add vRealize Automation Hostname
    • Configure SSO Default Tenant
    • Configure SSO Admin User
    • Configure SSO Admin Password
    • Set Time Sync Mode
  • Create a tenant in vRealize Automation that leverages vRealize Business Standard:
    • Specify an Identity Source
    • Specify a tenant admin
  • Assign vRealize Business roles:
    • Business Management Administrator
    • Business Management Read only
    • Business Management Controller
  • Add one or more virtual environments to vRealize Business Standard
  • Add one or more vCenter Server instances to vRealize Business Standard
  • Update the Reference Database
Tools
+ Objective 8.2 - Configure vRealize Business Standard Costing and Reporting
Knowledge
  • Configure cost drivers according to a deployment plan:
    • Assign cost for operating system licensing
    • Edit cost for server hardware, storage, and network
    • Create a monthly cost for facilities and maintenance
  • Configure CPU and memory utilization costs
  • Configure Consumption Analysis:
    • Edit consumer hierarchy
    • Edit price value according to a deployment plan
    • Edit/Import budget to estimate your cost
  • Generate vRealize Business vCenter Server report
  • Generate a vRealize Automation Report
  • Select and export the appropriate report
  • Filter and Search for specific reports based on customer requirements
Tools
+ Section 9 - Troubleshoot a vRealize Automation Deployment
+ Objective 9.1 - Troubleshoot Catalog Issues
Knowledge
  • Resolve catalog entitlement issues for:
    • Services
    • Catalog items
    • Catalog item actions
  • Interpret vRealize Automation infrastructure log
  • Troubleshoot endpoint system resources
  • Troubleshoot reservation capacity for memory and storage
  • Troubleshoot individual component blueprints in a multi-machine blueprint
Tools
+ Objective 9.2 - Configure, Manage and Collect vRA and Application Services Logs
Knowledge
  • Collect logs for vRealize Application Services
  • Enable and configure global properties to control how vRA retains legacy data
  • Retrieve Logs from the user interface
  • Collect Logs from the Application Services Appliance
  • Generate a log support bundle for all vRealize Automation components
  • Export log data
  • Configure database log file rollover
Tools
+ Objective 9.3 - Troubleshoot Approval Policy Issues
Knowledge
  • Troubleshoot vRealize Automation catalog item approval policy issues:
    • Determine use case of Pre-Approval vs Post-Approval
    • Verify the status of an Approval Policy
  • Troubleshoot and assign the correct policy types according to a deployment plan
  • Configure approval policy to require approval for specific conditions according to a deployment plan
Tools
+ Objective 9.4 - Troubleshoot Distributed Execution Manager Issues
Knowledge
  • Interpret the distributed execution manager (DEM) status log
  • Determine and resolve cause for failed install of WAPI and DEMs
  • Determine the status for IaaS components
  • Filter the workflow history for a specific workflow
  • Export vRA log to include a particular severity level
  • Export vRA audit log
Tools
+ Objective 9.5 - Troubleshoot Endpoint Issues
Knowledge
  • Interpret vRA log files to determine issue with a specific endpoint
  • Resolve connection issue between vRA and vRO
  • Enable network and security platform for vCenter endpoint
  • Edit endpoint credentials associated with a specific endpoint
Tools
+ Objective 9.6 - Troubleshoot vRealize Orchestrator Workflow Issues
Knowledge
  • Interpret vRealize Orchestrator log files
  • Troubleshoot and edit existing vRO workflows for functionality
  • Troubleshoot variable binding issues with vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Determine root cause of an exception message
Tools
+ Exam Contributors
Andrew Ellwood
Brian Watrous
Joe Sarabia
Colin Marks
Jonathan Loux
Brett Guarino
Carl Paterik
Chris McCain
David Johnston
John Davis
Frank Buechsel