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VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.6]

Learn how to use VMware vRealize Operations Manager as a forensic and predictive tool.

GK# 3249

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn how to use VMware vRealize Operations Manager as a forensic and predictive tool. Based on VMware ESXi 6, VMware vCenter Server 6, and vRealize Operations Manager 6.6, this course includes instruction on advanced capabilities including customization and management.


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What You'll Learn

  • Navigate the vRealize Operations Manager user interface
  • Use alerts and analysis badges to troubleshoot common and complex vSphere operational issues
  • Monitor capacity risk and infrastructure utilization
  • Perform capacity planning and what-if analyses
  • Configure policies to meet the operational needs of the environment
  • Customize vRealize Operations Manager by creating alert definitions, symptom definitions, views, reports, dashboards, and super metrics
  • Give users and user groups controlled access to the environment
  • Monitor operation systems and applications
  • Extend the capabilities of vRealize Operations Manager by adding management packs and solutions
  • Scale a vRealize Operations Manager deployment and make it highly available
  • Install and configure vRealize Operations Manager
  • Monitor and maintain a vRealize Operations Manager Deployment


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Introduction to vRealize Operations Manager

  • How vRealize Operations Manager is used to manage the software-defined data center
  • Features and benefits of vRealize Operations Manager

3. vRealize Operations Manager User Interface

  • Navigate the main areas of the user interface
  • Explain the importance of inventory trees
  • View widgets and dashboards on the Home page
  • View inventory trees and objects on the Environment page

4. vRealize Operations Manager Concepts

  • Use views to gather information about the environment
  • Create reports about the environment
  • How data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations Manager
  • Importance of alerts, symptoms, and badges

5. Troubleshooting System Health Issues

  • Process for troubleshooting system health issues with vRealize Operations Manager
  • Monitor alerts and troubleshoot system health issues
  • Use heat maps to monitor system health

6. Capacity Planning

  • Capacity planning models
  • Assess capacity risk in the environment
  • Troubleshoot risk and efficiency issues
  • Ways to optimize resource utilization in the environment
  • Use projects to perform what-if scenarios

7. Tags, Application Groups, and Custom Object Groups

  • Use tags and applications to group objects
  • Create custom object groups in the environment

8. Policies

  • List guidelines for customizing vRealize Operations Manager content
  • Create policies for various types of workloads
  • Explain how policy inheritance works

9. Intelligent Workload Placement

  • Use workload placement to rebalance workloads across the environment
  • Identify scenarios that use workload placement
  • Use policies to drive workload balance plan recommendations

10. Custom Alert Definitions

  • Create symptom definitions
  • Create recommendations and use actions
  • Create notifications
  • Create alert definitions

11. Custom Views

  • Various types of views
  • Create views

12. Custom Dashboards

  • Create custom dashboards
  • Configure widgets and widget interactions
  • Configure dashboard navigation
  • Manage dashboards

13. Super Metrics

  • Create super metrics
  • Enable super metrics in policies

14. User Access Control

  • Create local users and user groups
  • Assign roles to local users and groups
  • Import users and user groups from an LDAP source

15. Operating System and Application Monitoring

  • Deploy operating system and application monitoring
  • Monitor operating systems and applications

16. Management Packs

  • Management packs that are available to the environment
  • Install and configure a management pack

17. Architecture, Scalability, and Availability

  • Components of a vRealize Operations Manager node
  • Roles in a vRealize Operations Manager cluster
  • How a node’s components interact to achieve scalability and availability

18. Deploying vRealize Operations Manager

  • How to size a vRealize Operations Manager cluster
  • Install and configure a vRealize Operations Manager cluster


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You will spend approximately 40% of class time completing hands-on labs.



Experience with system administration in vSphere deployments

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced system administrators and system integrators
  • Consultants responsible for customizing vRealize Operations Manager content


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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