VMware vRealize Automation Fundamentals

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- Format: Self-Paced
- Length: 3 Hours
This course demonstrates how people use VMware vRealize® Automation™ to accelerate the delivery and ongoing management of business-relevant IT services.

Objectives:    At the end of this course, you should be able to:

-  Discuss the role vRealize Automation plays in delivering an integrated approach to cloud management
-  Recognize how to install and configure the architectural components that support automated service delivery across a multi-vendor, hybrid cloud infrastructure
-  Describe how vRealize Automation enforces service delivery policies and helps administrators control resource use
-  Understand the process service architects use to build a library of re-usable, gold standard service components
-  Describe how service architects and IT administrators can extend vRealize Automation to automate services provided by third-party management systems
Outline:    1.  Introducing VMware vRealize Automation
-  Module Introduction
-  Module Objectives
-  vRealize Automation as Part of an Integrated Cloud Management Solution
o  The Demand for Cloud Management
o  The Accelerated Pace of Doing Business
o  The Impact of Not Keeping Up with the Pace
o  New Expectations + Prior Responsibilities + Choice
o  VMware CMP Helps IT Meet Business Demands
o  How VMware CMP Works
o  Service Lifecycle Management with VMware CMP
o  VMware CMP: Automation, Operation, Business
-  How People Use vRealize Automation
o  CMP Use Cases
o  Use Case 1: Automated IT to IaaS
o  Challenge: Slow Infrastructure Service Delivery Times
o  Automation for Delivery Speed, Stability, and Control
o  Service Delivery with vRealize Automation
o  Advantages of Automated Service Design and Delivery
o  Typical Workflow for Automated IT to IaaS
o  Automated IT to IaaS Use Case: Business/IT Outcomes
o  Use Case 2: DevOps-Ready IT
o  Challenge: Deliver Software Releases More Quickly and Reliably
o  Full Automation Eliminates Wait Time
o  Workflow for DevOps-Ready IT
o  DevOps-Ready IT Use Case: Business/IT Outcomes
o  Forrester Research Study on Measurable Impacts
-  Check Your Understanding

2.  Getting Started
-  Module Introduction
-  Module Objectives
-  Installing vRealize Automation
-  Components Deployed in a Minimal Installation
-  Enterprise Deployments
-  Minimum Installation Requirements
-  The vRealize Installation Wizard
-  Check Your Understanding

3.  Allocating Hybrid Cloud Resources
-  Module Introduction
-  Module Objectives
-  Controlling and Personalizing the User Experience
o  Multi-Tenancy with vRealize Automation
o  Tenant Configuration Options
o  Assigning Services and Resources to Users
o  Tenant Roles
-  Discovering and Allocating Resources
o  Discovering and Allocating Hybrid Cloud Resources
o  Infrastructure Source Examples
o  Ensuring Resource Availability
o  Review of System-Wide Administration Roles
-  Check Your Understanding

4.  Service Delivery and Governance
-  Module Introduction
-  Module Objectives
-  Requesting Services: The User Experience
o  Initiating a Request
o  Choosing a Service
o  Requesting a Service (1)
o  Requesting a Service (2)
o  Tracking Requests
o  Delegating Basic Service Administration
-  Enforcing Policies
o  Controlling Access to Services and Actions
o  Automating the Approval Process
o  Sending Notifications
-  Managing Resource Use
o  Tracking Machine Activity
o  Monitoring Provisioned Machines
o  Reclamation
-  Check Your Understanding

5.  Streamlining Service Authoring
-  Module Introduction
-  Module Objectives
-  Building a Design Library of Reusable Components
-  Blueprints
-  Designing Blueprints
-  VMware NSX Integration for Blueprints
-  VMware NSX Integration Features
-  Software Components
-  Creating a Software Component
-  XaaS
-  Components as Code
-  Choosing an Import and Export Tool
-  Leveraging Out-of-the-Box Content
-  Leveraging Content from Solution Exchange
-  Leveraging Content from VMware Sample Exchange
-  Check Your Understanding

6.  Extending Lifecycle Management
-  Module Introduction
-  Module Objectives
-  The Need for Adapting and Extending Services
-  vRealize Automation Lifecycle Extensibility
-  XaaS Designer
-  Designing XaaS Blueprints and Custom Request Forms
-  Designing Resource Actions
-  Event Broker
-  Creating Workflow Subscriptions
-  Check Your Understanding

7.  vRealize Automation Spotlight Demonstration
-  Demonstration
-  vRealize Automation Spotlight Demonstration
-  Conclusion