This training course focuses on designing and deploying an enterprise cloud by using a distributed architecture deployment of VMware vRealize® Automation™. The lecture and labs concentrate on designing an enterprise cloud architecture and the effective implementation of a vRealize Automation distributed deployment according to best practices recommended by VMware.


  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x, 6.x]
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [v5.x, 6.x]
  • Or equivalent knowledge

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Understand and apply enterprise design principles
  • Design conceptual, logical, and physical designs
  • Understand the use of security certificates in asynchronous key exchanges
  • Design and deploy a certificate authority and single sign-on architecture to support the enterprise cloud architecture
  • Design and deploy a tiered VMware vSphere® resource architecture for CPU, storage, and network resources, including VMware NSX®
  • Design and deploy an authority architecture of roles for an enterprise cloud
  • Design and deploy a tenant and business group architecture for an enterprise cloud
  • Design and deploy standard machines and multimachine templates to support your tenant and business group architecture
  • Design and deploy blueprints, services, and entitlements to support your enterprise cloud
  • Understand VMware vCloud® Air™ integration and when to use cloud bursting
  • Understand VMware vRealize® Business™ cost structure design and integration with vRealize Automation
  • Understand the location and identity of all log files that relate to vRealize Automation troubleshooting

Who Should Attend 

  • Experienced system administrators
  • cloud administrators
  • system integrators
  • deployment consultants

Course Outline 

Lesson 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course outline
  • Course goals
  • Course objectives

Lesson 2: Design Principles

  • Create a design foundation for an enterprise cloud by identifying business requirements, typical business solutions, constraints, assumptions, and risks
  • Create a conceptual design for an enterprise cloud
  • Create a logical design for an enterprise cloud
  • Use key enterprise design principles to create a vSphere infrastructure for your enterprise cloud

Lesson 3: Security Infrastructure

  • Design a certificate authority architecture
  • Create certificate signing requests for your vRealize Automation servers
  • Create certificates for your vRealize Automation servers

Lesson 4: vRealize Automation Distributed Architecture

  • Design and deploy the vRealize Automation solution, including the related systems of vRealize Orchestrator and a single sign-on system, in a highly available, distributed architecture

Lesson 5: Authority Role Architecture

  • Design either an expanded authority role architecture or a compressed authority role architecture for an enterprise cloud

Lesson 6: Tenants and Business Groups

  • Design an optimum tenant and business group architecture for your enterprise cloud by using either a single tenant or a multitenant model

Lesson 7: Enterprise Design

  • Design an enterprise cloud that is based on a multitiered architecture
  • Design vRealize Automation systems to provision requests for an enterprise cloud
  • Design naming standards in vRealize Automation to support your tenant and business group architecture
  • Deploy machine prefixes to support your naming standard
  • Design an enterprise cloud with extensibility
  • Manage your enterprise cloud