VMware Cloud Automation: Design and Deploy

VMware Cloud Automation: Design and Deploy

VMware Cloud Automation: Design and Deploy

5 Days Course
Cloud Management
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Course Details


This five-day course focuses on designing and deploying an enterprise cloud by using a distributed architecture deployment of VMware vRealize® Automation™. The lecture and labs concentrate on designing an enterprise cloud architecture and the effective implementation of a vRealize Automation distributed deployment according to VMware recommended best practices.



Product Alignment
• vSphere 6
• vRealize Automation 7
• VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™
• vRealize Log Insight
• vCloud Air


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Apply enterprise design principles
• Design and deploy a tiered VMware vSphere® resource architecture for CPU, storage, and network
resources, including VMware NSX®
• Design and deploy a vRealize Automation distributed infrastructure for an enterprise cloud
• Design and deploy a CA certificate/single sign-on architecture that includes Active Directory integration to
support the enterprise cloud infrastructure
• Design and deploy an administration architecture of roles for an enterprise cloud
• Design and deploy a tenant-and-business group architecture for an enterprise cloud
• Design and deploy compute resources, reservation policies, network profiles, and reservations to support
your enterprise cloud
• Use XaaS to extend vRealize Automation into other enterprise systems
• Integrate vRealize Automation with IP address management systems and asset management systems
• Describe VMware vCloud® Air™ integration for elastic clouds
• Describe the location and identity of all log files that relate to vRealize Automation troubleshooting
• Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ to manage and monitor distributed vRealize Automation


  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. Enterprise Design Principles
    • Create a design foundation for an enterprise cloud by identifying business requirements, typical business solutions, constraints, assumptions, and risks
    • Create a conceptual design for an enterprise cloud
    • Create a logical design for an enterprise cloud
    • Use key enterprise design principles to create a vSphere infrastructure for the enterprise cloud
  3. Security Infrastructure
    • Design a certificate authority architecture
    • Create certificate signing requests for your vRealize Automation servers
    • Create certificates for your vRealize Automation servers
    • Use the VMware hardened virtual appliance
    • Use VMware Identity Manager™
  4. vRealize Automation Distributed Architecture
    • Design and deploy the vRealize Automation solution in a highly available, distributed architecture
    • Use vRealize Orchestrator in external and internal clusters
    • Use cloudutil.exe and skills to control which DEM servers are used with specific endpoints
    • Describe the proper configuration of NSX load balancers for a highly available, distributed architecture
  5. Administration Role Architecture
    • Design either an expanded administration role architecture or a compressed administration role architecture for an enterprise cloud
  6. Tenants and Business Groups
    • Design an optimum tenant and business group architecture for your enterprise cloud, using either a single-tenant or a multitenant model
    • Describe the use of vRealize CloudClient in a multitenancy context
  7. Cloud Resource Design
    • Design an enterprise cloud that is based on a multitiered architecture
    • Design naming standards in vRealize Automation to support your tenant-and-business group architecture
    • Use composite blueprints in an enterprise deployment
    • Use data center location in an enterprise deployment to control where systems are provisioned
    • Design a unified self-service catalog
    • Design service entitlements in an enterprise deployment
    • Design and use governance and approvals
  8. Extensibility and the Enterprise
    • Describe vCloud Air and elastic clouds
    • Describe the role of vRealize Orchestrator in vRealize Automation extensibility
    • Use IaaS extensibility and the vRealize Automation event broker system
    • Extend vRealize Automation to an asset management system
    • Extend vRealize Automation to an IP address management system
    • Use NSX on-demand components
  9. Enterprise Management
    • Use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ and the vRealize Automation management pack
    • Use vRealize Log Insight in vRealize Automation enterprise management
    • Manage costs
    • Manage resource use
    • Replace expired security certificates

Target Audience

Experienced system administrators, cloud administrators, system integrators, and deployment consultants


This class requires understanding the concepts and topics presented in the following courses:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
•  VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Schedule

  Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2019
  May 13 - May 17, 2019