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VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Advanced Usage and Dashboard Design

GK# 3117

Course Overview


In this course, you will focus on the advanced capabilities of VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™ 5.6, including adapters, customization, and management topics. You will learn how to use adapters, define custom super metrics, customize dashboards, and use the custom user interface. This course is based on vCenter Operations Manager 5.6 and integration with VMware vSphere® 5.1, VMware vCloud Director® 5.1, and VMware vFabric™ Hyperic®.


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What You'll Learn

  • Capabilities of adapters, their use cases, availability, and installation
  • Super metrics, attributes, attribute packages, and object tagging
  • Manage user access to the custom user interface (UI) of VMware vCenter Operations Manager
  • Work with smart alerts and custom alert notification
  • Use custom dashboards to build specific views for operations and application monitoring


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1. Dashboards

  • Custom dashboards
  • Managing widgets
  • Managing interactions
  • Managing templates

2. vCenter Operations Manager Advanced Architecture

  • vCenter Operations Manager architecture
  • Sizing guidelines
  • vCenter Operations Manager availability and backup

3. Smart Alerts and Custom Alerts

  • Working with and troubleshooting alerts
  • Configuring alert notifications

4. Adapters for Data Collection

  • Adapters
  • Available adapters
  • Installing and configuring adapters
  • Troubleshooting adapters

5. User and Role Management

  • Managing user and role permissions for the vSphere UI
  • Managing user and group permissions for the custom UI

6. Metrics and Super Metrics

  • Metrics
  • Configuring and using super metrics

7. Troubleshooting

  • Basic troubleshooting workflows
  • Self information and self-monitoring of vCenter Operations Manager
  • Support page in the custom UI

8. Applications, Attribute Packaging, KPIs, and Tags

  • Application design concept in vCenter Operations Manager
  • Configuring and using attribute packages and KPIs
  • Creating tags and groups

Who Should Attend


System administrators and consultants responsible for customizing vCenter Operations Manager to expand from the vSphere user interface to a customized environment

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

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

Duration: 3 day

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