VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage [v7]

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Description

This five-day course, designed for experienced VMware vSphere� users, teaches you how to use VMware vRealize� Operations� as a forensic and predictive tool. Based on VMware ESXi� 6.7, VMware vCenter Server� 6.7, and vRealize Operations 7.0, this course includes instruction on advanced capabilities, including customization and management.

Audience

Experienced system administrators and system integrators, and consultants responsible for customizing vRealize Operations content

Prerequisites

This class requires completion of one of the following courses:

Learning Objectives

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

Navigate the vRealize Operations user interface

Use alerts and dashboards to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues

Assess performance and optimize workloads based on business or operational intents

Assess overall capacity and identify cost savings opportunities

Perform capacity planning and what-if analyses

Configure groups and policies to meet the operational needs of your environment

Customize vRealize Operations by creating alert definitions, symptom definitions, views, reports, dashboards, and super metrics

Give users and user groups controlled access to your environment

Monitor operating systems and applications

Extend the capabilities of vRealize Operations by adding management packs and solutions

Scale a vRealize Operations deployment and make it highly available

Install and configure vRealize Operations � Monitor and maintain a vRealize Operations deployment

1 Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics

Course objectives

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2 Introduction to vRealize Operations

Describe how vRealize Operations is used to manage the software-defined data center

Describe the features and benefits of vRealize Operations

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3 Deploying vRealize Operations

Design and size a vRealize Operations cluster

Install a vRealize Operations cluster

Configure a vRealize Operations cluster for high availability

Describe different vRealize Operations deployment scenarios

Describe how VMware vRealize� Suite Lifecycle Manager� can be used to deploy vRealize Operations

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4 vRealize Operations Concepts

Navigate the main pages of the product user interface

Use the product UI and the admin UI

Use tags, applications, and groups to group related objects in the environment

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5 vRealize Operations Architecture

Describe the function of the components in a node

Describe the roles in a vRealize Operations cluster

Explain how a node�s components interact to achieve scalability and availability

Explain how data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations

List the functions of the analytics component

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6 Performance Optimization

Assess the performance of your environment to determine which data centers need optimization

Define the business and operational intents for your data centers

Automate the process of optimizing and balancing workloads in your data centers

Report on the results of your optimization efforts

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7 Capacity Optimization

Define capacity planning terminology and capacity planning models

Assess the overall capacity of a data center and provide optimization recommendations

Use what-if scenarios to plan for future capacity requirements

Assess the cost of running the data centers in your environment

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8 Troubleshooting and Managing Configurations

Use predefined step-by-step workflows to troubleshoot different vSphere objects

Assess your environment�s compliance to standards

View the configurations of vSphere objects in your environment

Describe how logs can be accessed by integrating vRealize Operations with VMware vRealize� Log Insight� Use inventory trees on the Environment page to monitor vSphere objects

Monitor the performance of the vRealize Operations instance

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9 Operating System and Application Monitoring

Deploy the Endpoint Operations Management agent

Monitor operating systems by viewing the metrics collected by the Endpoint Operations Management agent

Describe how Wavefront integrates with vRealize Operations

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10 Policies

Create policies for various types of workloads

Explain how policy inheritance works

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11 Custom Alert Definitions

Create symptom definitions

Create recommendations, actions, and notifications