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VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage (VRAICM)

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Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Explain the purpose of vRealize Automation
  • Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
  • Describe where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product line
  • Discuss use cases for vRealize Automation
  • Identify the components of a vRealize Automation simple deployment
  • Identify the components of a vRealize Automation enterprise deployment
  • Identify the component design options for vRealize Automation
  • Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products

Authentication, Fabric, and Tenants

  • Describe identity management in vRealize Automation
  • Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
  • Identify the appropriate roles for specific tasks in vRealize Automation
  • Create tenants
  • Explain multitenant leading practices
  • Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities
  • Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
  • Identify how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
  • Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
  • Create and manage reservations for compute resources

Converged Blueprints and Catalog Management

  • Define blueprints
  • Identify the process and options for configuring a blueprint
  • Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine
  • Create a blueprint with multiple virtual machines
  • Identify the role of the service catalog
  • Define catalog items
  • Use entitlements to manage catalog items

Consuming Catalog Services

  • Request a single-machine service
  • Monitor the service provisioning status
  • Reconfigure a provisioned machine
  • Manage snapshots
  • Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
  • Identify approval policy level
  • Identify 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

Integrating VMware NSX

  • Understand VMware NSX capabilities
  • Describe the VMware NSX components that vRealize Automation uses
  • Describe the benefits of VMware NSX integration with vRealize Automation
  • Integrate vRealize Automation and VMware NSX
  • Use VMware NSX elements in vRealize Automation blueprints

Application Authoring

  • Understand the lifecycle of a vRealize Automation Application deployment
  • Author an application blueprint
  • Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog

Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Identify how to monitor resource use
  • Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
  • Demonstrate how to manage machine leases
  • Monitor system events

vRealize Automation Extensibility

  • Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility tools
  • Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility use cases
  • Use vRealize CloudClient to export a blueprint
  • Use vRealize Orchestrator
  • Use vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins for external integration
  • Describe anything-as-a-service (XaaS) components
  • Create an XaaS blueprint
  • Describe how the event broker service enhances extensibility
  • Identify the appropriate subscription types and options for a subscription
  • Describe the two event broker event types
  • Identify the three event broker phases
  • Illustrate the master workflow
  • Describe the necessary requirements for passing custom properties to workflows
  • Explain how the event broker helps with day 2 operations

vRealize Automation Installation

  • Explain the vRealize Automation installation prerequisites
  • Describe the vRealize Automation installation procedure
  • Perform a vRealize Automation appliance deployment
  • Configure the vRealize Automation appliance