This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the knowledge and skills to deploy a VMware vRealize Operations cluster that meets the monitoring requirements of your environment. This course includes advanced capabilities such as customizing alerts, views, reports, and dashboards and explains the deployment and architecture in vRealize Operations. This course explains application monitoring, certificates, policies, capacity and cost concepts, and workload optimization with real-world use cases. This course covers troubleshooting using the workbench, alerts, and predefined dashboards, and how to manage compliance and configurations. This course also covers several management packs.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
List the vRealize Operations use cases
Identify features and benefits of vRealize Operations
Determine the vRealize Operations cluster that meets your monitoring requirements
Deploy and configure a vRealize Operations cluster
Use interface features to assess and troubleshoot operational problems
Describe vRealize Operations certificates
Create policies to meet the operational needs of your environment
Recognize effective ways to optimize performance, capacity, and cost in data centers
Troubleshoot and manage problems using workbench, alerts, and predefined dashboards
Manage configurations
Configure application monitoring using VMware vRealize Operations Cloud Appliance
Create custom symptoms and alert definitions, reports, and views
Create various custom dashboards using the dashboard creation canvas
Configure widgets and widget interactions for dashboards
Create super metrics
Set up users and user groups for controlled access to your environment
Extend the capabilities of vRealize Operations by adding management packs and configuring solutions
Monitor the health of the vRealize Operations cluster by using self-monitoring dashboards

  • Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
    Course objectives

  • Introduction to vRealize Operations

  • List the vRealize Operations use cases
    Access the vRealize Operations User Interface (UI)

  • vRealize Operations Architecture

  • Identify the functions of components in a vRealize Operations node
    Identify the types of nodes and their role in a vRealize Operations cluster
    Outline how high availability is achieved in vRealize Operations
    List the components required to enable Continuous Availability (CA)

  • Deploying vRealize Operations

  • Design and size a vRealize Operations cluster
    Deploy a vRealize Operations node
    Install a vRealize Operations instance
    Describe different vRealize Operations deployment scenarios

  • vRealize Operations Concepts

  • Identify product UI components
    Create and use tags to group objects
    Use a custom group to group objects

  • vRealize Operations Policies and Certificate Management

  • Describe vRealize Operations certificates
    Create policies for various types of workloads
    Explain how policy inheritance works

  • Capacity Optimization

  • Define capacity planning terms
    Explain capacity planning models
    Assess the overall capacity of a data center and identify optimization recommendations

  • What-If Scenarios and Costing in vRealize Operations

  • Run what-if scenarios for adding workloads to a data center
    Discuss the types of cost drivers in vRealize Operations
    Assess the cost of your data center inventory

  • Performance Optimization

  • Introduction to performance optimization
    Define the business and operational intentions for a data center
    Automate the process of optimizing and balancing workloads in data centers
    Report the results of optimization potential

  • Troubleshooting and Managing Configurations

  • Describe the troubleshooting workbench
    Recognize how to troubleshoot problems by monitoring alerts
    Use 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

  • Operating System and Application Monitoring

  • Describe native service discovery and application monitoring features
    Configure application monitoring
    Monitor operating systems and applications by using VMware vRealize® Operations Cloud Appliance™

  • Custom Alerts

  • Create symptom definitions
    Create recommendations, actions, and notifications
    Create alert definitions that monitor resource demand in hosts and VMs
    Build and use custom views in your environment

  • Custom Views and Reports

  • Build and use custom views in your environment
    Create custom reports for presenting data about your environment

  • Custom Dashboards

  • Create dashboards that use predefined and custom widgets
    Configure widgets to interact with other widgets and other dashboards
    Configure the Scoreboard widget to use a metric configuration file
    Manage dashboards by grouping dashboards and sharing dashboards with users

  • Super Metrics

  • Recognize different types of super metrics
    Create super metrics and associate them with objects
    Enable super metrics in policies

  • User Access Control

  • Recognize how users are authorized to access objects
    Determine privilege priorities when a user has multiple privileges
    Import users and user groups from an LDAP source

  • Extending and managing a vRealize Operations Deployment

  • Identify available management packs in the VMware Marketplace™
    Monitor the health of a vRealize Operations cluster
    Generate a support bundle
    View vRealize Operations logs and audit reports
    Perform vRealize Operations cluster management tasks


This course is for Experienced system administrators and system integrators, Consultants responsible for designing, implementing, and customizing vRealize Operations.




Before taking this course, you must complete at least one the following: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] 6 months Hands-on vRealize Operations experience


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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