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

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

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Course Overview:

This five-day VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage Training [V6.6] course, designed for experienced VMware vSphere® users, teaches you how to use VMware vRealize® Operations™ as a forensic and predictive tool. Based on VMware ESXi™ 6.5, VMware vCenter Server® 6.5, and vRealize Operations 6.6, this course includes instruction on advanced capabilities, including customization and management.

Product Alignment

• vRealize Operations 6.6
• ESXi 6.5
• vCenter Server 6.5

Customize It:

• If you are familiar with some aspects of this VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage Training [V6.6] course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage Training [V6.6] 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 vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage Training [V6.6] course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage Training [V6.6] course:

• Experienced system administrators and system integrators, and consultants responsible for customizing vRealize Operations content

Related Courses:

VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install Configure Manage Training [V6.2]
VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage Training [V7.0]


This class requires completion of one of the following courses:

• VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (VICM6.5)
• VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5] (VOS6.5)

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage Training [V6.6] course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Navigate the vRealize Operations 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
• Use workload placement to rebalance workloads
• Configure policies to meet the operational needs of the environment
• Customize vRealize Operations by creating alert definitions, symptom definitions, views, reports, dashboards, and super metrics
• Give users and user groups controlled access to the environment
• Monitor operating systems and applications
• Extend capabilities of vRealize Operations by adding management packs and solutions
• Scale a vRealize Operations deployment and make it highly available
• Install and configure vRealize Operations
• Monitor and maintain a vRealize Operations deployment

VMware vRealize Operations: Install, Configure, Manage Training [V6.6] – Course Syllabus:

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

Introduction to vRealize Operations

Describe how vRealize Operations is used to manage the software-defined data center
Describe the features and benefits of vRealize Operations

vRealize Operations 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

vRealize Operations Concepts

Use views to gather information about the environment
Create reports about the environment
Explain how data is collected and analyzed by vRealize Operations
List the functions of the analytics component
Discuss key indicators in the user interface that provide warnings about potential issues
Use alerts to identify root causes for performance, capacity, and utilization issues
Use symptoms to indicate a potential issue
Use badges to visually analyze your environment to identify good or bad conditions for the entire environment

Troubleshooting System Health Issues

Discuss the process for troubleshooting system health issues
Troubleshoot system health alerts
Troubleshoot a user’s performance issue
Use health weather maps and heat maps to monitor system health

Capacity Planning

Define capacity planning terminology
Discuss capacity planning models
Monitor for capacity risk in the environment
Troubleshoot risk issues
Troubleshoot efficiency issues
Identify ways to optimize resource use
Use projects to perform what-if scenarios

Tags, Application Groups, and Custom Object Groups

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


List guidelines for customizing vRealize Operations
Import and export content
Create policies for various types of workloads
Explain how policy inheritance works

Intelligent Workload Placement

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

Custom Alert Definitions

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

Custom Views

Build and use custom views in your environment

Custom Dashboards

Create custom dashboards
Configure widgets
Configure widget interactions
Configure the Scoreboard widget to use a metric configuration file
Configure dashboard navigation
Specify the dashboard used on the Summary tab of an object
Share dashboards

Super Metrics

Create super metrics
Enable super metrics in policies

User Access Control

Explain how users are authorized to access objects
Explain how privileges are prioritized when a user has multiple privileges
Create local users and user groups
Import users and user groups from an LDAP source

Operating System and Application Monitoring

Deploy operating system and application monitoring
Monitor operating systems and applications

Management Packs

Explore the management packs that are available for your environment
Install and configure a management pack

Architecture, Scalability, and Availability

Describe the function of the components in a node
Describe the roles in a vRealize Operations cluster
Explain how a node’s components interact to achieve scalability and availability

Deploying vRealize Operations

Install a vRealize Operations cluster
Configure a vRealize Operations cluster
Monitor the health of a vRealize Operations cluster
Generate a support bundle
View logs
Perform cluster management tasks

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