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



In this course, you will focus on installing, configuring, and managing the VMware 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 class also helps you understand and achieve the benefits of automation as a component of the software-defined data center (SDDC).

Prior to obtaining the VCP6-CMA certification, you must attend an authorized VMware training course. This course satisfies the training requirement.


  • Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing VMware Horizon solutions


It is assumed individuals can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • Install and configure VMware ESX/VMware ESXi�
  • Install VMware 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



Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • vRealize Automation extensibility and workflows
  • Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation

1.�Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2.�vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture

  • Software-defined data center
  • The purpose of vRealize Automation
  • The concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
  • Where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product line
  • Cases for vRealize Automation
  • Components of a vRealize Automation simple deployment
  • Components of a vRealize Automation enterprise deployment
  • Component design options for vRealize Automation
  • How vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products

3.�Authentication, Fabric, and Tenants

  • Management in vRealize Automation
  • Authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
  • Appropriate roles for specific tasks in vRealize Automation
  • Create tenants
  • Multitenant leading practices
  • Relationships between vRealize Automation entities
  • Configure vRealize Automation endpoints
  • How vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
  • Fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
  • Create and manage reservations for compute resources

4.�Converged Blueprints and Catalog Management

  • Blueprints
  • The process and options for configuring a blueprint
  • Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine
  • Create a blueprint with multiple virtual machines
  • Role of the service catalog
  • Catalog items
  • Use entitlements to manage catalog items

5.�Consuming Catalog Services

  • Request a single-machine service
  • Monitor the service provisioning status
  • Reconfigure a provisioned machine
  • Manage snapshots
  • Roles involved in creating approval policies
  • Approval policy level
  • 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

6.�Integrating VMware NSX

  • VMware NSX capabilities
  • The VMware NSX components that vRealize Automation uses
  • The benefits of VMware NSX integration with vRealize Automation
  • Integrate vRealize Automation and VMware NSX
  • Use VMware NSX elements in vRealize Automation blueprints

7.�Application Authoring

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

8.�Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Monitor resource use
  • Reclaim resources
  • Manage machine leases
  • Monitor system events

9.�vRealize Automation Extensibility

  • The vRealize Automation extensibility tools
  • The vRealize Automation extensibility use cases
  • Use vRealize CloudClient to export a blueprint
  • Use vRealize Orchestrator
  • Use vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins for external integration
  • Anything-as-a-service (XaaS) components
  • Create an XaaS blueprint
  • How the event broker service enhances extensibility
  • The appropriate subscription types and options for a subscription
  • The two event broker event types
  • The three event broker phases
  • Master workflow
  • Necessary requirements for passing custom properties to workflows
  • How the event broker helps with second-day operations

10.�vRealize Automation Installation

  • vRealize Automation installation prerequisites
  • vRealize Automation installation procedure
  • Perform a vRealize Automation appliance deployment
  • Configure the vRealize Automation appliance