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VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

Course Details

In this course, you will learn how to configure and use of VMware vCloud Automation Center platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of multivendor cloud services.

Course Prerequisites

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.x] or equivalent knowledge

 

Course Agenda

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course outline
  • Course goals
  • Course objectives

2. Provisioning Services

  • Provision new machines and services
  • Manage self-provisioned machines
  • Create approval policies
  • Identify approval policy levels and approval phases
  • Use custom properties
  • Use build profiles
  • Use the property dictionary

3. Architecture and Components

  • Identify the benefits of the software-defined data center
  • Explore the architecture for deploying vCloud Automation
  • Center as a cloud management platform for a multivendor hybrid cloud
  • Identify the components of vCloud Automation Center
  • Identify vCloud Automation Center design options
  • Define network ports and protocols required for communication between vCloud Automation Center components
  • Define the user interface elements of vCloud Automation Center
  • Explain how vCloud Automation Center integrates with other VMware products

4. Extensibility

  • Identify extensibility and customization options
  • Use vCloud Automation Designer to edit an existing workflow
  • Use vCenter Orchestrator
  • Configure plug-ins for external integration
  • Use Advanced Service Designer

5. Installation

  • Explain the vCloud Automation Center installation prerequisites
  • Identify the vCloud Automation Center appliances and component installers
  • Define the vCloud Automation Center installation procedure

6. Monitoring and Reclamation

  • Identify and verify inactive and abandoned resources
  • Manage machine leases
  • Manage machine reclamation

7. Configuring IaaS

  • Define relationships between vCloud Automation Center entities
  • Identify and configure vCloud Automation Center endpoints
  • Identity how vCloud Automation Center discovers compute resources
  • Define the vCloud Automation Center roles
  • Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
  • Create tenants
  • Create and manage reservations for compute resources

8. Operational Management

  • Configure VMware IT Business Management Suite, Standard Edition
  • Report financial data for a cloud infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot common ITBM problems

9. Blueprints and Catalog Services

  • Create and manage single-machine and multimachine blueprints
  • Manage service catalog items with entitlements and approval policies

10. Managing Applications

  • Define the role of vCloud Application Director
  • Identify the vCloud Application Director infrastructure components and requirements
  • Deploy and manage vCloud Application Director
  • Configure application provisioning
  • Create, manage, and update applications
  • Manage catalog services