VMware vRealize Automation: Orchestration and Extensibility


This 5 day hands-on training course explores the use of VMware vCenter™ Orchestrator™ 5.5 and VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ 6.1 for the automation of VMware cloud infrastructure and IT processes. The course focuses on extensibility and advanced administration through the use of vCenter Orchestrator workflows in vCloud Automation Center.  

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  • Knowledge of VMware vSphere
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] course or equivalent knowledge
  • Working knowledge of scripting or programming using JavaScript, Windows PowerShell, Perl, Java, Python, or similar languages
This course is aimed at:
  • Experiences VMware administrators,
  • automation and orchestration specialists,
  • system integrators,
  • private cloud and public cloud administrators

Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe the features, benefits, components, and integration of vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize
  • Automation and the role of vRealize Orchestrator workflows and content elements in automation
  • Use the vRealize Orchestrator client to access and navigate the vRealize Orchestrator platform and to import and run library vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Design, develop, and run custom reusable vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Use VMware APIs in Orchestrator workflow scripts
  • Integrate vRealize Automation with vRealize Orchestrator instances to extend infrastructure-as-a-service
  • (IaaS) machine lifecycle processes and enhance and deliver custom IT services
  • Use XaaS to extend vRealize Automation into other enterprise systems
  • Use the vRealize Automation Event Broker to trigger specific vRealize Orchestrator workflows

Course Content:

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

Enterprise Cloud Architecture and Components

  • Extending Enterprise Systems vRealize

  • Automation and the Enterprise

  • Unified Self-Service Portal Components

  • Managing Provisioned Items

  • Converged Blueprint Concepts

vRealize Orchestrator Overview

  • vRealize Orchestrator

  • Workflow Basics Orchestration

  • Workflows

  • Logs in Workflows

  • Working with Workflows

  • Information Flow in Workflows

vRealize Orchestrator Workflow Design Considerations

  • Configuration and Resource Elements

  • Scriptable Tasks and Actions

  • Input Presentation

  • User Interactions

Developing vRealize Orchestrator Workflows

  • Decision Elements and Switch Elements

  • Creating Loops in Workflows

  • Scriptable tasks and Actions

  • Calling vRealize Orchestrator Workflows

  • Exception Handling

  • Debugging

Introduction to Extensibility

  • Extensibility Overview

  • Integral vRealize Automation Components and Functionality

  • NSX On Demand Components

Extending vRealize Automation

  • Event Broker Overview

  • Event Broker Functionality

  • States, Events, and Phases

  • Information Exchange Between Event Broker and vRealize Orchestrator

  • vRealize Automation Plugin Functionality Overview

Unified Services in vRealize Automation

  • XaaS Blueprints and Actions

  • vRealize Automation Form Designer

API Tools vRealize Automation IaaS Extensibility Overview

  • vRealize Orchestrator API Explorer and vSphere MOB

  • Working with Onyx

  • REST API Plugin

  • Introducing Cloud Client

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Course Duration 5 Days
Location Middlesex or virtual