This hands-on 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.


VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] or equivalent knowledge

Course Objectives

Upon completing the course, students will be able to meet the following 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 infrastructures
  • 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™

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Systems Administrators
  • Cloud Administrators
  • System Integrators
  • Operational Developers

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introductions and course logistics
  • Lesson 2: Course outline
  • Lesson 3: Course objectives

Module 2: Architecture and Components

  • Lesson 1: Identify the components of a vRealize Automation deployment that is used to manage a multivendor hybrid cloud
  • Lesson 2: Identify the component design options for vRealize Automation
  • Lesson 3: Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
  • Lesson 4: Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products
  • Lesson 5: Explain the concept of multitenancy
  • Lesson 6: Identify the abstraction layers of the vRealize Automation cloud
  • Lesson 7: Identify the administrator roles used by vRealize Automation

Module 3: Installation

  • Lesson 1: Explain the vRealize Automation installation prerequisites
  • Lesson 2: Identify the vRealize Automation appliances and component installers
  • Lesson 3: Define the vRealize Automation installation procedure

Module 4: Configuring laaS

  • Lesson 1: Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities
  • Lesson 2: Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
  • Lesson 3: Identify how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
  • Lesson 4: Define vRealize Automation roles
  • Lesson 5: Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
  • Lesson 6: Create tenants
  • Lesson 7: Create and manage reservations for computer resources

Module 5: Blueprints and Catalog Services

  • Lesson 1: Create and manage single-machine and multi-machine blueprints
  • Lesson 2: Describe Horizon Clent for mobile devices with biometric authentication
  • Lesson 3: Describe HTML Access, thin clients, and zero clients
  • Lesson 4: Compare options for client drive redirection

Module 6: Provisioning Services

  • Lesson 1: Provision new machines and services
  • Lesson 2: Manage self-provisioned machines
  • Lesson 3: Create approval policies
  • Lesson 4: Identify approval policy levels and approval phases
  • Lesson 5: Use custom properties
  • Lesson 6: Use build profiles
  • Lesson 7: Use the property dictionary

Module 7: Extensibility

  • Lesson 1: Identify extensibility and customization options
  • Lesson 2: Use vRealize Orchestrator
  • Lesson 3: Configure plug-ins for external integration
  • Lesson 4: Use the Advanced Service Designer
  • Lesson 5: Create custom forms and services

Module 8: Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Lesson 1: Identify and verify inactive and abandoned resources
  • Lesson 2: Manage machine leases
  • Lesson 3: Manage machine reclamation

Module 9: Operational Management

  • Lesson 1: Configure vRealize Business
  • Lesson 2: Report financial data for a cloud infrastructure
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshoot common vRealize Business problems

Module 10: Managing Applications

  • Lesson 1: Define the role of vRealize Application Services
  • Lesson 2: Identify vRealize Application Services infrastructure components and requirements
  • Lesson 3: Deploy and manage vRealize Application Services
  • Lesson 4: Configure application provisioning
  • Lesson 5: Create, manage, and update applications
  • Lesson 6: Manage catalog services