VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training [V6.1]

VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training

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Course Overview:

VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training v6.1 with Hands-on Labs

This hands-on VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training v6.1 course explores the use of VMware vCenter™ Orchestrator™ 5.5 and VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ 6.1 for the automation of VMware cloud infrastructure and IT processes. The VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training v6.1 course focuses on extensibility and advanced administration through the use of vCenter Orchestrator workflows in vCloud Automation Center. Students will gain practical experience through the completion of hands-on labs.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training course:

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

Related Courses:

VMware vCloud Networking and Security for vSphere Professionals Training [V5.5]
VMware Cloud Automation Center: Install Configure Manage Training [V6.0]

Prerequisites:

• Knowledge of VMware vSphere®
• vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage course or equivalent knowledge
• Working knowledge of scripting or programming using JavaScript, Windows PowerShell, Perl, Java, Python, or similar languages

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Describe the 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

VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Course Introduction

Introduction and course logistics
Course objectives

Module 2: Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility Overview

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

Module 3: vCenter Orchestrator

vCenter Orchestrator client
vCenter Orchestrator content elements and vCenter Orchestrator inventory

Module 4: Using vCenter Orchestrator Workflow Components

vCenter Orchestrator workflow elements
Building and debugging vCenter Orchestrator workflows

Module 5: vCenter Orchestrator Workflow Development Concepts

vCenter Orchestrator workflow editor UI
vCenter Orchestrator workflow components
Information flow in vCenter Orchestrator workflows and parameter binding

Module 6: Developing Complex vCenter Orchestrator Workflows

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

Module 7: Using VMware Infrastructure APIs with vCenter Orchestrator

vSphere automation and developer tools
VMware vCenter Server™ inventory structure

Module 8: Integrating vCenter Orchestrator with External Systems

vCenter Orchestrator integration strategy
vCenter Orchestrator plug-ins

Module 9: vCloud Automation Center IaaS Extensibility

vCloud Automation Center IaaS extensibility overview
vCloud Automation Center plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator
vCloud Automation Center plug-in functionality

Module 10: vCloud Automation Center XaaS

Overview of vCloud Automation Center anything as a service (XaaS)
Advanced Service Designer configuration
Custom resources
vCloud Automation Center XaaS blueprints

Module 11: Enhanced IT Service Delivery

IaaS and XaaS actions
Advanced Service Designer input presentation
Delivering a service solution

Module 12: Delivering vCenter Orchestrator Workflows

Transferring vCenter Orchestrator content elements to other vCenter Orchestrator servers
Synchronizing workflows among vCenter Orchestrator servers
Exporting and packaging workflows

Module 13: Installing and Configuring vCenter Orchestrator

Installing vCenter Orchestrator
Configuring vCenter Orchestrator

Module 14: vCenter Orchestrator Server Availability

vCenter Orchestrator availability
vCenter Orchestrator clusters
Availability of vCenter Orchestrator workflows

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