What you’ll learn
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.
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Who is the course for?
Experienced system administrators and system integrators responsible for using the advanced features of vRealize Automation in enterprise deployments.
Course subjects 1. Course Introduction 2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. Code Stream Administration
Create and use CI/CD pipelines
Use the Code Stream user interface
Add states and tasks to a Code Stream pipeline
8. 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
9. Configuration Management 10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
read more Prerequisites
This class requires understanding of the concepts and topics presented in the following course:
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
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