VMware

VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.0] - On Demand

Summary:  
Labs
- Format: Lab
- Length: 30 Days
Overview:
During this course, you will focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize® Automation™. You will 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, and 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.

Product Alignment
•  vRealize Automation 7

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the vRealize Automation architecture and use cases
•  Install and configure vRealize Automation
•  Manage vRealize Automation entities on VMware and third-party virtual, cloud, and physical infrastructures
•  Configure and manage catalogs and blueprints
•  Configure and manage business groups and reservations for compute resources on VMware, Microsoft,
   Amazon, and other platforms
•  Use the self-service portal to request and manage machines in accordance with vRealize Automation
   approval and governance policies
•  Explain vRealize Automation extensibility and workflows
•  Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
 
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing VMware Horizon® solutions
 
Prerequisites:    This class requires completion of one of the following:
•  VMware vSphere 6.x: Install, Configure, Manage
•  VMware vSphere 6.x: Fast Track
•  Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESX®/VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™
Experience with working at the command line is helpful.

The course material presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
•  Install and configure ESX/ESXi
•  Install vCenter Server
•  Create vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders
•  Create and manage vCenter Server roles and permissions
•  Create and modify a standard switch
•  Create and modify a distributed switch
•  Connect an ESX/ESXi host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
•  Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
•  Enable VMware vSphere® vMotion® on an ESX/ESXi host
•  Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
•  Modify a virtual machine’s hardware
•  Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
•  Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
•  Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster with resource pools
•  Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster

If you are unable to complete 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
    • Describe the software-defined data center
    • Explain the purpose of vRealize Automation
    • Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
    • Describe where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product line
    • Discuss use cases for vRealize Automation
    • 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
    • Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products

  3. Authentication, Fabric, and Tenants
    • Describe identity management in vRealize Automation
    • Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
    • Identify the appropriate roles for specific tasks in vRealize Automation
    • Create tenants
    • Explain multitenant leading practices
    • Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities
    • Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
    • Identify how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
    • Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
    • Create and manage reservations for compute resources

  4. Converged 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 blueprint with multiple virtual machines
    • Identify the role of the service catalog
    • Define catalog items
    • Use entitlements to manage catalog items

  5. Consuming Catalog Services
    • Request a single-machine service
    • Monitor the service provisioning status
    • Reconfigure a provisioned machine
    • Manage snapshots
    • Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
    • Identify approval policy level
    • Identify approval phases
    • Create and apply approval policies for catalog items
    • 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

  6. Integrating VMware NSX
    • Understand VMware NSX capabilities
    • Describe the VMware NSX components that vRealize Automation uses
    • Describe the benefits of VMware NSX integration with vRealize Automation
    • Integrate vRealize Automation and VMware NSX
    • Use VMware NSX elements in vRealize Automation blueprints

  7. Application Authoring
    • Understand the lifecycle of a vRealize Automation Application deployment
    • Author an application blueprint
    • Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog

  8. Monitoring and Reclamation
    • Identify how to monitor resource use
    • Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
    • Demonstrate how to manage machine leases
    • Monitor system events

  9. vRealize Automation Extensibility
    • Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility tools
    • Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility use cases
    • Use vRealize CloudClient to export a blueprint
    • Use vRealize Orchestrator
    • Use vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins for external integration
    • Describe anything-as-a-service (XaaS) components
    • Create an XaaS blueprint
    • Describe how the event broker service enhances extensibility
    • Identify the appropriate subscription types and options for a subscription
    • Describe the two event broker event types
    • Identify the three event broker phases
    • Illustrate the master workflow
    • Describe the necessary requirements for passing custom properties to workflows
    • Explain how the event broker helps with day 2 operations

  10. vRealize Automation Installation
    • Explain the vRealize Automation installation prerequisites
    • Describe the vRealize Automation installation procedure
    • Perform a vRealize Automation appliance deployment
    • Configure the vRealize Automation appliance