During this five-day course, you focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vRealize Automation. You learn about how vRealize Automation can be used to automate the delivery of virtual machines, applications, and personalized IT services across different data centers and hybrid cloud environments. The course covers how to manage both on-premise systems and cloud services. The course covers how vRealize Automation Service Broker can aggregate content in native formats from multiple clouds and platforms into a common catalog. This course also covers interfacing vRealize Automation with other systems using VMware vRealize Orchestrator and how to use vRealize Automation to manage Kubernetes systems and leverage other systems.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the vRealize Automation architecture and use cases in cloud environments
Manage vRealize Automation entities on VMware and third-party virtual and cloud infrastructures
Configure and manage Cloud Accounts, Projects, Flavor Mappings, Image Mappings, Network Profiles, Storage Profiles, Volumes, Tags, and Services
Create, modify, manage, and deploy Cloud Templates
Connect to a Kubernetes Cluster and manage namespaces
Customize services and virtual machines with cloudConfig
Configure and manage the Service Broker
Configure and manage ABX actions, custom properties, event broker subscriptions, and vRealize Orchestrator workflows
Integrate with vRealize Orchestrator
Install vRealize Automation with Lifecycle Configuration Manager
Describe Cloud Automation Services (Cloud Assembly and Code Stream).
Integrate Cloud Assembly with Terraform and SaltStack
Use logs and CLI commands to monitor and troubleshoot vRealize Automation

  • Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

  • vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture

  • Describe the purpose and functionality of vRealize Automation
    Describe the vRealize Automation architecture
    Describe the use of VMware Workspace ONE AccessTM
    Describe the relationship between Kubernetes clusters, containers, and vRealize Automation services
    Describe CLI commands for vRealize Automation 8 cluster management
    Describe Cloud Assembly
    Describe Service Broker
    Describe Code Stream

  • Installing vRealize Automation

  • List the different vRealize Automation deployment types
    Describe the purpose of vRealize easy installer
    Describe the vRealize Automation installation process

  • Authentication and Authorization

  • Identity the steps involved in integrating Workspace One with Active Directory
    Describe features of Workspace One
    Describe the user roles available in vRealize Automation
    Identify the key tasks performed by each user role
    Define custom roles
    Configure branding and multitenancy

  • Basic Initial Configuration

  • Quickly create a basic configuration with a cloud account, cloud zone, project, flavor mapping, and image mapping.

  • VMware Cloud Templates

  • Configure and deploy a basic cloud template
    Create cloud templates that can run on any cloud
    Use cloudConfig to run commands, install software, and create users
    Use YAML for inputs, variables, and conditional deployments

  • Tags and Storage Configuration

  • Configure tags
    Describe different types of tags
    Manage tags
    Configure storage profiles
    Use tags and storage profiles

  • Integrating NSX-T Data Center

  • List the capabilities and use cases of NSX-T Data Center
    Describe the NSX-T Data Center architecture and components
    Integrate NSX-T Data Center with vRealize Automation
    List the supported network profiles in vRealize Automation
    Use NSX-T Data Center components to design a multitier application Cloud Template
    Identify the network and security options available in design canvas
    Create and manage on-demand networks and security groups
    Configure NSX-T day 2 actions

  • Integrating with Public Clouds

  • Configure and use VMware Cloud Foundation accounts
    Configure and use an AWS cloud account
    Configure and use an Azure cloud account
    Configure and use a Google Cloud Platform cloud account

  • Using Service Broker for Catalog Management

  • Release a VMware Cloud Template
    Define content source and content sharing
    Define Service Broker policy enforcement
    Use custom forms for catalog items

  • vRealize Automation Extensibility

  • Describe Extensibility
    Use event topics
    Create a subscription
    Call a vRealize Orchestrator workflow
    Create ABX actions

  • Using Code Stream

  • Introduction to Code Stream
    The CI/CD process
    Integrate GitLab with Code Stream and Cloud Assembly
    Use Code Stream to install software

  • Using Terraform

  • Integrate Cloud Assembly with Terraform
    Use Terraform with a VMware Cloud Template
    Use Terraform with Code Stream

  • Using Kubernetes Clusters

  • Introduction to Kubernetes
    Connect to an existing Kubernetes Cluster
    Integrate VMware Tanzu Grid Integrated Edition
    Create a Supervisor Namespace as a catalog item

  • Using SaltStack for Configuration Management

  • Introduction SaltStack with vRealize Automation
    Use SaltStack for software deployment
    Use SaltStack for configuration management
    Use SaltStack with event-driven orchestration

  • vRealize Automation Troubleshooting and Integration

  • Location of logs
    Using Activity
    Monitoring deployment history
    Basic troubleshooting
    CLI commands
    Collecting logs (VAMI console)
    Integration with VMware vRealize Log Insight
    Integration with vRealize Operations
    Migrating vRealize Automation 7.x to 8


Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for designing and implementing vRealize Automation will benefit from this course.




This course requires that a student be able to perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course: Create VMware vCenter Server objects, such as data centers and folders Create a virtual machine using a wizard or a template Modify a virtual machine's hardware Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere vMotion Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere Storage vMotion Configure and manage a vSphere DRS cluster with resource pools. Configure and manage a VMware vSphere High Availability cluster.


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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