VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]

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- Formats: Classroom, Lab, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 5 Days
This training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize™ Automation. This course covers the configuration and use of the vRealize Automation platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of multivendor cloud services. This class also helps students understand and achieve the benefits of automation as a component of the software-defined data center.

Students who complete this course may enroll in an advanced vRealize Automation course. For advanced course options, go to www.vmware.com/education.

This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link: VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] - On Demand.

Objectives:    •  Describe the vRealize Automation architecture and use case in today’s multivendor cloud environments
•  Install and configure vRealize Automation 6.2
•  Deploy Distributed Execution Managers and agents for vRealize Automation connectivity
•  Configure endpoints to support compute fabric connectivity
•  Manage vRealize Automation 6.2 entities on VMware hardware, third-party hardware, and cloud
•  Configure vRealize Automation infrastructure services
•  Configure and manage tenants and blueprints
•  Configure and manage a service catalog
•  Configure and manage role-based access control
•  Request and manage machines through the user portal
•  Analyze and configure vRealize Automation workflows
•  Integrate VMware vRealize™ Orchestrator™ with vRealize Automation
•  Automate application provisioning with VMware vRealize™ Application Services
•  Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation
•  Manage cost reporting with VMware vRealize™ Business™
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators, cloud administrators, system integrators, and operational developers
Prerequisites:    VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] or equivalent knowledge
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course outline
    • Course goals
    • Course objectives

  2. Architecture and Components
    • Identify the components of a vRealize Automation deployment that is used to manage a multivendor hybrid cloud
    • 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
    • Explain the concept of multitenancy
    • Identify the abstraction layers of the vRealize Automation cloud
    • Identify the administrator roles used by vRealize Automation

  3. Installation
    • Explain the vRealize Automation installation prerequisites
    • Identify the vRealize Automation appliances and component installers
    • Define the vRealize Automation installation procedure

  4. Configuring IaaS
    • Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities
    • Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
    • Identity how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
    • Define vRealize Automation roles
    • Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
    • Create tenants
    • Create and manage reservations for compute resources

  5. Blueprints and Catalog Services
    • Create and manage single-machine and multimachine blueprints
    • Manage service catalog items with entitlements and approval policies

  6. Provisioning Services
    • Provision new machines and services
    • Manage self-provisioned machines
    • Create approval policies
    • Identify approval policy levels and approval phases
    • Use custom properties
    • Use build profiles
    • Use the property dictionary

  7. Extensibility
    • Identify extensibility and customization options
    • Use vRealize Orchestrator
    • Configure plug-ins for external integration
    • Use the Advanced Service Designer
    • Create custom forms and services

  8. Monitoring and Reclamation
    • Identify and verify inactive and abandoned resources
    • Manage machine leases
    • Manage machine reclamation

  9. Operational Management
    • Configure vRealize Business
    • Report financial data for a cloud infrastructure
    • Troubleshoot common vRealize Business problems

  10. Managing Applications
    • Define the role of vRealize Application Services
    • Identify vRealize Application Services infrastructure components and requirements
    • Deploy and manage vRealize Application Services
    • Configure application provisioning
    • Create, manage, and update applications
    • Manage catalog services