VMware vRealize Automation: Orchestration and Extensibility [V7.x]



In this five-day course, you explore the use of VMware vRealize� Orchestrator� 7.4 and VMware vRealize� Automation� 7.4 for the automation of VMware cloud infrastructure and IT processes. This course focuses on extensibility and advanced administration, using vRealize Orchestrator workflows in vRealize Automation.


  • Experienced VMware administrators
  • Automation and orchestration specialists
  • System integrators
  • Private cloud and public cloud administrators


Knowledge of VMware vSphere�

Working knowledge of scripting or programming using JavaScript, Windows PowerShell, Perl, Java, Python, or similar languages

Learning Objectives

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

Describe the features, benefits, components, and integration of vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation

Describe the role of vRealize Orchestrator workflows and content elements in automation

Use the vRealize Orchestrator client to access and navigate the vRealize Orchestrator platform and to import and run library vRealize Orchestrator workflows

Design, develop, and run custom reusable vRealize Orchestrator workflows

Use VMware APIs in vRealize Orchestrator workflow scripts

Integrate vRealize Automation with vRealize Orchestrator instances to extend infrastructure-as-a-server (IaaS) machine lifecycle processes and enhance and deliver custom IT services

Use XaaS to extend vRealize Automation into other enterprise systems

Use the vRealize Automation Event Broker to trigger specific vRealize Orchestrator workflows

1 Course Introduction

Introductions and Course Logistics

Course Objectives


2 Enterprise Cloud Architecture and Components

Extending Enterprise Systems

Unified Self-Service Portal Components

Converged Blueprint Concepts

vRealize Orchestrator Overview


3 vRealize Orchestrator Workflow Basics

vRealize Orchestrator Workflows

Logs in Workflows

Workflow Variables

Parameter Binding


4 vRealize Orchestrator Workflow Design Considerations

Configuration and Resource Elements

Scriptable Tasks and Actions

User Interactions

Input Presentation


5 Developing vRealize Orchestrator Workflows

Decision Elements and Switch Elements

Debugging vRealize Orchestrator Workflows

Creating Loops in Workflows

Calling vRealize Orchestrator Workflows

Handling Exceptions


6 Introduction to vRealize Orchestrator Extensibility

Introduction to Extensibility

vRealize Automation Components and Functionality

NSX On-Demand Components


7 Extending vRealize Automation with Event Broker

Event Broker Overview

Event Broker Functionality

Event-Based Processes

Information Exchange Between Event Broker and vRealize Orchestrator


8 Unified Services in vRealize Automation

XaaS Blueprints and Actions

vRealize Automation Form Designer


9 API Tools

API Interfaces Overview

vRealize Orchestrator REST API Plug-In

vRealize CloudClient