HOTLINE : +662-718-1599

Course Outline

VRAICM7 : VMware vRealize Automation: Install Configure Manage [V7.0]

Duration : 5 day      

ABOUT THIS COURSE

COURSE OVERVIEW

During this five-day 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.

 

COURSE 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

 

PREREQUISITES

This class requires completion of one of the following:

  • 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

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

 

Module 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

 

Module 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

 

Module 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

 

Module 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

 

Module 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

 

Module 7: Application Authoring

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

 

Module 8: Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Identify how to monitor resource use
  • Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
  • Demonstrate how to manage machine leases
  • Monitor system events

 

Module 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

 

Module 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