VMware Certified Professional 7 - Cloud Management and Automation Exam (VCP7-CMA)

Exam Number: 2V0-731 Duration (minutes): 110
Associated Certification: VCP7-CMA Number of Questions: 85
Exam Product: VCP7-CMA Passing Score: 300
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Recommended Training: VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [7.0] Validated Against: VMware vRealize Automation 7
Exam Price: $250 USD, More on Pricing Exam Languages: English
First Available Appointment: 01 December 2016 Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Proctored
Exam Information Last Updated: 01 December 2016

This exam tests your skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering a VMware vRealize® environment. Review exam topics and objectives below or download the exam guide now.

Exam Topics How to Prepare Additional Resources
+ Section 1: Create and Modify vRealize Automation Blueprints
+ Objective 1.1: Create, Modify and Publish Blueprints Based on a Given Design
  • Select the provisioning workflow, virtual machine template, and customization specification
  • Configure expiration and archive durations
  • Configure machine prefixes
  • Configure and manage networking components
  • Specify compute, memory, and storage resources
  • Configure custom properties and property groups
  • Create nested blueprints
  • Create and add software components
  • Publish blueprints
+ Objective 1.2: Create and Manage XaaS Blueprints with Custom Resource Mappings
  • Create and manage XaaS resources in vRealize Automation based on the design
    • Configure Active Directory plugin
    • Configure REST plugin
    • Configure PowerShell plugin
    • Configure SOAP plugin
    • Configure vCenter Server plugin
  • Create and manage custom resources
  • Create and manage XaaS Service Blueprints
    • Create a service blueprint form
    • Configure output parameters
    • Publish the blueprint
  • Create and manage XaaS resource actions
+ Section 2: Configure and Manage Tenants and Business Groups
+ Objective 2.1: Create and Manage Tenants
  • Create a new tenant for a given design
  • Create, add, and manage local users
  • Configure administrative access and describe privilege level differences between roles
  • Determine the unique URL used to access the tenant
+ Objective 2.2: Create and Manage Directories
  • Create and manage LDAP directory for Active Directory in vRealize Automation
  • Create and manage Windows Integrated Authentication Directory in vRealize Automation
  • Determine and configure appropriate user and directory binding details
  • Evaluate directory synchronization health and troubleshoot issues
+ Objective 2.3: Create and Manage Business Groups
  • Configure business groups for a given design
  • Add users and groups to appropriate support roles for a given design
  • Determine and select the appropriate the machine prefix for the business group
+ Objective 2.4: Manage User and Group Role Assignments
  • Explain the roles available to vRealize Automation and vRealize Business
  • Assign roles to individual users for a given design
  • Assign roles to directory groups for a given design
  • Create vRealize Automation custom groups and assign roles
+ Section 3: Install and Configure vRealize Automation and Related Components
+ Objective 3.1: Install a Minimal Deployment
  • Identify IaaS minimal deployment prerequisites
  • Validate environment readiness for a given design based on install type
  • Deploy and configure vRealize Automation Appliance OVF
  • Install using the installation wizard
  • Install manually, remediating IaaS prerequisites and installing all IaaS components
  • Install Management Agent(s) at the appropriate time
  • Implement and manage CA signed certificates
+ Objective 3.2: Install an Enterprise Deployment
  • Identify IaaS enterprise deployment prerequisites
  • Validate environment readiness for given design based on install type and size
  • Confirm DNS configuration for servers and load balancers based on deployment type and size
  • Deploy and configure vRealize Automation Appliance OVF
  • Install using the installation wizard
    • Determine and select appropriate deployment based on size
    • Determine and select the appropriate servers for component installation
    • Prepare the environment for installation based on deployment size
    • Install IaaS Web components and model manager data
    • Install IaaS manager server and DEM Orchestrator components
    • Install DEM Workers
    • Install Management Agents
  • Implement and manage CA signed certificates
+ Objective 3.3: Install and Configure vRealize Business Standard for use with vRealize Automation
  • Create and configure a vRealize Business tenant
  • Create a user based on defined credentials for vRealize Business in vRealize Automation
  • Select the credentials for the vRealize Business user
  • Configure vRealize Business to connect to vRealize Automation
+ Objective 3.4: Troubleshoot Common vRealize Automation Installation and Configuration Errors
  • Perform a rollback installation on a minimal or enterprise deployment
    • Revert to pre-installation snapshots if available
  • Generate a vRealize Automation support bundle
  • Validate DNS configuration settings
  • Confirm time synchronization
  • Confirm matching certificates
  • Validate credentials used to configure endpoints
+ Section 4: Configure and Manage the vRealize Automation Catalog
+ Objective 4.1: Manage the vRealize Automation Catalog
  • Create and configure the catalog service
  • Activate the catalog service
  • Add catalog items to the service
  • Create and configure entitlements
  • Specify users and groups for entitlements
  • Add and manage entitlement services
  • Add and manage catalog items
  • Add and manage actions
  • Activate entitlements
+ Objective 4.2: Create and Manage Approval Policies
  • Create approval policies
  • Specify approval policy information
  • Determine when approvals should be executed
  • Add pre-approval and post-approval levels
  • Configure approval forms with defined approvers
  • Manage approval policies
  • Modify, deactivate, and delete approval policies
+ Objective 4.3: Provision Resources from a vRealize Automation Catalog
  • Request a catalog resource
  • Complete any applicable forms
  • Monitor and validate a successful provisioning process
  • Request catalog items on behalf of another user
+ Objective 4.4: Locate and Reclaim Resources Based on Provided Criteria
  • Locate resources for reclamation based on provided criteria
  • Initiate a system reclamation
  • Eliminate known used systems
+ Objective 4.5: Manage Provisioned Resources
  • Identify and locate owned items by assigned role
  • Define resource quotas for managed resources based on design requirements
  • Add resource portlets to the vRealize Automation home page
+ Section 5: Configure and Administer Fabric Groups and Endpoints
+ Objective 5.1: Create and Manage VMware Endpoints
  • Integrate vRealize Automation with NSX
  • Add a vRealize Orchestrator endpoint to vRealize Automation
  • Configure the NSX plugin in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Perform data collection in vRealize Automation
  • Create and configure a vSphere Endpoint
  • Configure NSX Network and Security for the vSphere endpoint
  • Create and configure a vCloud Air Endpoint
+ Objective 5.2: Create and Manage Fabric Groups, Reservations and Network Profiles
  • Create and configure a fabric group
  • Select compute resources to include in the fabric group
  • Configure compute resource Data Collection
  • Create a vSphere reservation
  • Assign a business group to the vSphere reservation
  • Create a vCloud Air Reservation
  • Assign a business group to the vSphere reservation
  • Create and configure network profile types
    • For static IP address assignment
    • External network profiles
    • NAT network profiles
    • Routed network profile
  • Create and configure machine prefixes
+ Section 6: Extend a vRealize Automation Implementation
+ Objective 6.1: Configure vRealize Orchestrator for use with vRealize Automation
  • Configure vRealize Automation to use an external vRealize Orchestrator server
  • Configure default vRealize Orchestrator settings in vRealize Automation
  • Set tenant specific vRealize Orchestrator settings in vRealize Automation
+ Objective 6.2: Create and Manage Event Broker Subscriptions
  • Determine appropriate subscription option based on design (blockable, replyable, schema)
  • Configure subscription conditions based on the design (data, core event message values)
  • Configure subscription workflow including input and output parameters based on the design
  • Configure subscription details based on the design (priority, timeout, blocking)
+ Objective 6.3: Configure Virtual Machine Lifecycle Automation
  • Configure automatic post-provisioning actions based on design criteria
  • Configure automatic deactivation of a virtual machine based on condition criteria
  • Configure automated event brokering for different status or event criteria based on design requirements
+ Objective 6.4: Install and Configure Plugins in vRealize Orchestrator
  • Install and configure plug-in in vRealize Orchestrator
    • Install and configure vRealize Automation plugin
    • Install and configure VMware NSX plugin
  • Run configuration workflows in vRealize Orchestrator client
    • Run configuration workflows for vRealize Automation plugin
    • Run configuration workflows for NSX plugin
    • Run configuration workflows for vSphere plugin
  • Determine if a plugin is enabled
+ Objective 6.5: Modify and Run Basic vRealize Orchestrator Workflows
  • Execute vRealize Orchestrator workflows with defined parameters
  • Troubleshoot vRealize Orchestrator workflow errors
  • Modify vRealize Orchestrator workflows
+ Exam Contributors
David Evans
Jerry Ozbun
Jon Loux
Mandy Botsko-Wilson
Matt Vandenbeld
Kristina Hollowell
Gregg Parsons
Trey Lanier
Kumudu Herath
Selvakumar Jaganathan