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

Learn about installing, configuring, and managing on the VMware vRealize Automation platform

Standard Price: $4125.00
Course Length: 12 Month Access


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).

  • 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
Self-Paced Outline


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


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