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VMware vRealize Automation: Advanced Features and Troubleshooting [V8.x]

  • Tuition USD $4,625
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3118 Ratings
  • Course Code EDU-VRAAFT8x
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This is a five-day course that is a follow-on to the VMware vRealize® Automation™ Install, Configure, Manage course. In this course, you go deeper into using the advanced features of vRealize Automation to deploy user systems and interface vRealize Automation with other platforms. The course covers deploying and enterprise level cluster environment using VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™.

  • This course makes heavy use of hands-on labs. Students can run 41 labs during the 5-day course.

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Create and configure advanced blueprints with complex YAML and cloudConfig.
  • Use vRealize Automation advanced blueprints to deploy an actual 2-tier DB-Server using MySQL and phpMyAdmin.
  • Practice troubleshooting techniques with advanced YAML blueprints in vRealize Automation.
  • Use advanced VMware NSX-TTM Data Center networking features including NAT, routed networks, load balancers, security groups, and tags.
  • Configure subscriptions to use VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ workflows and create custom actions using XaaS.
  • Configure and use ABX actions in vRealize Automation subscription
  • Describe various options to integrate vRealize Automation with Kubernetes
  • Create VMware Code Stream™ pipelines.
  • Configure vRealize Automation to integrate with configuration management tools such as Puppet and Ansible.
  • Create and use Ansible playbooks that integrate with vRealize Automation.
  • Configure security certificates in vRealize Automation from external Certificate Authorities.
  • Configure VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™ to deploy VMware Identity Manager™ and vRealize Automation clusters.
  • Describe the steps involved in VMware Identity Manager and vRealize Automation cluster deployment and scale-out.
  • Describe the clustered deployment architecture, including Kubernetes pods and services.
  • Use vracli commands, log files, and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ to troubleshoot vRealize Automation and vRealize Automation deployments.

Who Can Benefit

Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for using the advanced features of vRealize Automation in enterprise deployments.

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of VMware vRealize Install Configure Manage [V8.x]. Experience working at the command line is helpful. 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 VMware vSphere® DRS cluster with resource pools.
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster.
  • Create and deploy a simple blueprint in vRealize Automation 8.x
  • Use cloudConfig in vRealize Automation blueprints
  • Configure infrastructure in vRealize Automation 8.x

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • VMware vSphere® 7.0
  • VMware vRealize Automation 8.1
  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator 8.1
  • VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™ 8.1
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Advanced Blueprints

  • Use advanced YAML and cloudConfig to deploy a functioning 2-tier application with a phpMyAdmin front-end server and a MySQL database server
  • Use troubleshooting techniques to debug problems in advanced YAML blueprints
  • List the log files that can aid in troubleshooting blueprint deployment

Advanced Networking

  • Use NSX-T advanced features in blueprints
  • Interfacing to IPAMs
  • Use NSX-T Data Center NAT in blueprints
  • Use NSX-T Data Center routed networks
  • Use NSX-T Data Center load balancers
  • Use NSX-T Data Center security groups
  • Use tags with NSX-T Data Center network profiles

Using vRealize Orchestrator Workflows for Extensibility

  • Creating Day-2 Actions with vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Troubleshoot vRealize Orchestrator cluster issues
  • Use vRealize Orchestrator to add computer objects to Active Directory when vRealize Automation deploys blueprints
  • Use a tagging approach to vRealize Orchestrator workflows
  • Use dynamic forms with vRealize Orchestrator

Using ABX Actions

  • Determine when to use ABX and when to use vRealize Orchestrator
  • Using ABX to create day-2 Actions
  • Calling PowerShell from ABX

Kubernetes Administration

  • Define basic Kubernetes terminologies such as pod, service, and deployment
  • List various options to integrate vRealize Automation with Kubernetes
  • Connect to an existing native Kubernetes cluster
  • Integrate Kubernetes with VMware® Pivotal Container Service

Code Stream Administration

  • Create and use CI/CD pipelines
  • Use the Code Stream user interface
  • Add states and tasks to a Code Stream pipeline

Integrating vRealize Automation with GitLab

  • Define Git, GitLab, and GitHub
  • Configure GitLab to support vRealize Automation blueprints
  • Integrate vRealize Automation with GitLab
  • Manage blueprints using GitLab source control

Configuration Management

  • Describe the use case of Ansible and Ansible Tower
  • Connect to Ansible Tower
  • Use Ansible playbooks
  • Use Puppet in configuration management

Clustered Deployment

  • Use vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in a clustered deployment
  • Configure External Certificates
  • Configure NSX-T Data Center load balancer
  • Install or scale out VMware Identity Manager to support High Availability
  • Install or scale vRealize Automation using clustered deployment

Clustered Deployment Architecture

  • List of Kubernetes Pods
  • The vRealize Automation Kubernetes architecture
  • Relationship of Kubernetes pods to services
  • Logs and their locations
  • Blueprint deployment workflow with Kubernetes service interaction
  • Backup strategies and potential problems

Troubleshooting vRealize Automation

  • vracli commands and when to use them
  • Check the status of Kubernetes pods and services
  • Correct the state of pods and services
  • Diagnose and solve vRealize Automation infrastructure problems
  • Diagnose and solve vRealize Automation failures to deploy blueprints and services
  • Use vRealize Log Insight to troubleshoot

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

This is my second course with ExitCertified. Both classes were accelerated, and aside from being too fast paced for the amount of content, they were excellent classes with excellent instructors.

The whole process was very good - I even had trouble with my registration and the support was excellent. Micah was a great person to communicate with after I registered as well and was a huge help.

The instructors have been excellent and the training has been very helpful.

Very detailed training.Effective for Devops with cloud responsibilities.The Tech explanation and lab is very informative.

Course was good over all. Got a good idea about hadoop and how to think about available aws resources connecting to that.

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