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VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility [V7.1]

Learn about extensibility and advanced administration through the use of vCenter Orchestrator workflows in vCloud Automation Center.

GK# 3250

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn how to explore VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.1 and VMware vRealize Automation 7.1 for the automation of VMware cloud infrastructure and IT processes. This course focuses on extensibility and advanced administration through the use of vRealize Orchestrator workflows in vRealize Automation. You will gain practical experience through the completion of hands-on labs.


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What You'll Learn

  • Features, benefits, components, and integration of vCenter Orchestrator and vCloud Automation Center and the role of vCenter Orchestrator workflows and content elements in automation
  • Use the vCenter Orchestrator client to access and navigate the vCenter Orchestrator platform and to import and run library vCenter Orchestrator workflows
  • Design, develop, and run custom reusable vCenter Orchestrator workflows
  • Use VMware APIs in vCenter Orchestrator workflow scripts
  • Integrate vCloud Automation Center with vCenter Orchestrator instances to extend infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) machine lifecycle processes and enhance and deliver custom IT services
  • Use the Advanced Service Designer in vCloud Automation Center to integrate vCenter Orchestrator workflows with external systems and build automation solutions
  • Export, package, and apply version control to vCloud Orchestrator workflows
  • Configure a vCenter Orchestrator environment for server availability using built-in clustering


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Introducing VMware vCenter Orchestrator

  • Features, benefits, and components of vCenter Orchestrator and vCloud Automation Center
  • vCenter Orchestrator and vCloud Automation Center integration, prerequisites, and deployment

3. Working with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

  • vCenter Orchestrator client
  • vCenter Orchestrator content elements and vCenter Orchestrator inventory
  • vCloud Automation Center and the vCloud Automation Center Advanced Service Designer interface

4. Using VMware vCenter Orchestrator Workflows to Build vCenter Orchestrator Components

  • vCenter Orchestrator workflow elements
  • Building and debugging vCenter Orchestrator workflows
5. VMware vCenter Orchestrator Workflow Development Concepts
  • vCenter Orchestrator workflow editor GUI
  • vCenter Orchestrator workflow components
  • Information flow in vCenter Orchestrator workflows and parameter binding

6. Enhancing VMware vCenter Orchestrator Workflows

  • Advanced vCenter Orchestrator workflow elements
  • Configuration and resource elements
  • Exception handling and user interactions
  • vCenter Orchestrator workflow input presentation

7. Using VMware Infrastructure APIs with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

  • vSphere automation and developer tools
  • VMware vCenter Server inventory structure

8. VMware vCenter Orchestrator Workflows in the VMware vCloud Automation Center Machine Lifecycle

  • Invoking vCenter Orchestrator workflows from vCloud Automation Center
  • Managing vCloud Automation Center entities from vCenter Orchestrator
  • Predefined vCloud Automation Center workflow templates

9. Working with the VMware vCloud Automation Center Advanced Service Designer

  • Controlling vCenter Orchestrator services with the Advanced Service Designer
  • Publishing vCenter Orchestrator workflows as vCloud Automation Center entities
  • Creating vCloud Automation Center service blueprints that invoke vCenter Orchestrator workflows
  • vCenter Orchestrator workflow resource actions and user interactions
  • Advanced Service Designer endpoints

10. Integrating VMware vCenter Orchestrator with External Systems

  • vCenter Orchestrator integration strategy
  • vCenter Orchestrator plug-ins

11. Building VMware vCloud Automation Center Solutions

  • Building and testing custom vCenter Orchestrator workflows for publishing with the Advanced Service Designer
  • Extending, enhancing, and publishing custom vCenter Orchestrator workflows
  • Testing vCloud Automation Center custom user request forms

12. Delivering VMware vCenter Orchestrator Workflows

  • Documentation and version control of workflows
  • Synchronizing workflows among vCenter Orchestrator servers
  • Exporting and packaging workflows

13. Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Orchestrator

  • Installing vCenter Orchestrator
  • Configuring vCenter Orchestrator

14. Making VMware vCenter Orchestrator Highly Available

  • Configuring the SQL Server 2008 R2 database
  • Configuring high availability using the Web interface and vCenter Orchestrator workflows
  • Building custom vCenter Orchestrator workflows in vCenter Orchestrator instances  
  • Testing vCenter Orchestrator high availability failover and failback features


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Classroom Live Labs

You will spend approximately 50% of class time completing hands-on labs.



Who Should Attend

  • Experienced VMware administrators
  • Automation and orchestration specialists
  • System integrators
  • Private cloud and public cloud administrators
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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